Sunrise Excursions in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt - © Lrauß

"Obertraun Mountain Moments": Sunrise on the Krippenstein

Date: Sat, Oct. 2, 2021
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Location:  Dachstein-Krippenstein-Cable car, Winkl 34, 4831 Obertraun
Unique holiday experience for nature lovers, hikers or photographers. With delicious breakfast in the Dachstein Krippenstein mountain restaurant.


Sunrise Excursions in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

Take a sunrise cable car trip to the summit of the Krippenstein in Obertraun at the base of the Dachstein, and experience sunrise at an altitude of 2100 m. You will literally be lifted out of darkness. The cable car terminus was built in the 1950s, surrounded by woodland, on a small elevation just outside Obertraun. In the darkness the headlights of the cars shine like bright lights in the woodland as nature lovers assemble in the darkness by the cable car terminus.

The little cabins ...

... of the mountain gondola sway gently as we make our way up to the summit. On the horizon, mountain summit after mountain summit begin to glow red. As we reach 2.100 m above sea level, you might ask yourself where the word „Morgengrauen“ (morning gray) comes from. It is more like a „morning red“ which becomes stronger and brighter as the sun rises like a giant red fire ball. At this moment the sun is so bright you can still see it with your eyes closed. If you turn your back on the sun and look towards the Dachstein, the view is equally as impressive. One by one, the summits of the Dachstein, the glacier, the Dirndln, the Koppenkarstein and many others become visible, bathed in gentle sunlight. A new day has begun, a little cloud hovers gently over the Dachstein massif, and just behind are little shadows.
Mesmerized, ...

... nature lovers stand on the summit of the Krippenstein capturing the moment with their cameras. A perfect addition to this very special occasion is always a morning stroll to the „5fingers“ or the World Heritage Spiral. The day has only just begun, but everyone already feels a true sense of happiness. A relaxed breakfast in the Lodge am Krippenstein with views towards the summit of the Dachstein further enhances that feeling of well-being as you carry on throughout the day.

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”.

Mountain Moments 2021

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Simply get away from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by nature, cowbells ringing instead of your smartphone…. Holidays up on an Alpine pasture, or in one of the many mountain huts, are becoming increasingly popular. But it is not always easy to find the "right" Alpine pasture or mountain hut. Therefore, we have compiled the most beautiful "Mountain service stations" for you, with stunning panoramic pictures and the most important information for all "newcomers" and World Heritage hikers. As it is usual in the Simonyhütte, the Adamekhütte or Hütteneckalm in Bad Goisern to greet people informally with a “Du” rather that the formal "Sie", as we say here in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut…. "Grias di"!

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