Autumn – timeless
The sky above the 2000 meter high Krippenstein is deep blue. The Alpine choughs whistle above your heads. The air is crystal clear and the views wander across the plateau into the infinite distance. Get closer to heaven and get away from the stress of everyday life in the valley.
Now is actually the best time to go up to the summit of the 2000 meter high Krippenstein in Obertraun and feel closer to God. Just in time for the Austrian National Holiday on 26th October, guests from all over the world will celebrate an unforgettable mountain worship in the Heilbronn Chapel in front of the unique natural scenery of "King Dachstein".
There is a lot to see
And if you still feel like hiking after the service, then immerse yourself in the breath-taking mountains at the foot of the Dachstein. But many attractions such as the unique Dachstein Shark or the spectacular viewing platform 5Fingers are waiting for you. If you prefer culinary, we recommend a stop at the “Bergrestaurant“ or in the rustic “Lodge am Krippenstein”. Unique pleasure at the highest level!
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”.
News from the Mountain
More time for all mountain enthusiasts
Also this summer all "summiteers" have more time for an unforgettable mountain experience. Because from 2nd July to 5th November 2022, the cable cars on the Dachstein Krippenstein run 2 hours longer - so all mountain enthusiasts have 2 hours more time on the mountain to visit the numerous attractions or just to enjoy the unique glacier view. At 19:00 there is the last descent from 2,100 meters back into the valley. The summer season has been extended this year until 6th November 2022. The current travel times and prices can also be found below under "Information at a Glance". We wish you an incomparable experience of nature on the Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt.
Free accommodation for this mountain experience
Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.