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Full Moon Excursions in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt
For those who are not early risers but would still like to observe the transition from night to day, there are also „Sunset Trips“. Accompanied by the Obertrauner Weisenbläser brass musicians, you take a stroll to the „5fingers“ and watch as the sun slowly disappears behind the mountain summits, and the full moon, in all its glory, lights up the night sky.
The silver light from the moon is powerful enought to light up our trail to the Lodge and to bathe the summit of the Dachstein and its glacier in mystic light. The walk back to the Lodge is truly atmospheric. Here we can sit and relax and enjoy some refreshments. The crowning glory of the evening is the ascent to the valley by Krippenstein cable car. In the sky above, the full moon is surrounded by little stars, and down in the valley, the lights from the villages of Obertraun and Hallstatt twinkle in the dark. The houses form a little trail of light across the slopes of the Sarstein and along the lake shore at the foot of the Plassen.
Better register early!
Would you like to participate in one of the “guided hikes” mentioned above? Here are our tips for the perfect hiking pleasure: Sign up in time. If specified, we recommend registration per e-mail. Please include the title of the hike and the date for the "Guided hike". Should your desired hike take place on the weekend or on a public holiday, we recommend that you send your tour registration 3 to 4 days in advance. In the age of smartphones, you will be quickly informed of possible tour cancellations via e-mail! Of course, you can also register via telephone. For more information about registration and contact persons, see below under "information at a glance". Whatever you choose, we wish you a memorable exploration tour while hiking in Austria!
What are the Obertraun Mountain Moments?
As the colours in the woodland begin to change and temperatures become more comfortable the time is on to go out for a hike! The Obertraun “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level. Tours range from easy, in terms of difficulty, to very challenging. The Dachstein-Krippenstein cable car is a means of conquering 1600 m quickly and effortlessly! Discover more of your beautiful ,natural surroundings and go out and explore the Dachstein- Salzkammergut, either under your own steam, or by joining one of our all-time-popular escorted hiking tours in conjunction with the “Obertraun Mountain Moments”.
Magical mountain moments and traditional music events. Time to relax and moments of pure enjoyment. All dates can be found here with a click. Make this your unforgettable mountain experience this year.
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