Hiking in Obertraun

Obertraun can do it all

You will be spellbound by the magic world of the Dachstein Massif and the other landmarks? Explore on numerous small romantic paths and trails or on comfortable and well developed hiking trails the most beautiful spots of Obertraun. This friendly bit of the country is an all-rounder for every hiking lover: from soft hikes for families via appealing tours for motivated hikers right through to physical challenges for those who really want to feel the effort.

Sarstein Crossing in Bad Goisern

The complete Sarsteinüberquerung (Sarstein Crossing) is an extended but rewarding whole day's tour. 9 or 10 hours. Mountain fans have the loveliest panoramic view here in the alpine world.

» Sarstein Crossing in Bad Goisern

Heilbronn Circular Trail

Obertraun | World Heritage hiking world on the Krippenstein: The mountain plateau hike for the whole family with the new attraction for young and old: the eight meter long walk-in ice age shark.

» Heilbronn Circular Trail

© Hoermandinger | Eis-Hai auf dem heilbronner Rundwanderweg in Obertraun

Hiking to Mount Schergenkogel

Obertraun | Mount Schergenkogel: From the Schergenkogel (alt. 700 m), our hiking destination,has a wonderful view over Obertraun, Lake Hallsattt and Mount Sarstein. 3/4 of an hour to go.

» Hiking to Mount Schergenkogel

© Kraft | Wanderung auf den Schergenkogel in Obertraun

On the top...

Obertraun | Krippenstein: The extensive karst plateau of the Dachstein Hiking world accommodates plenty of enjoyable hiking routes for all levels.

» On the top...

Koppental Hiking Trail in Obertraun

The 10km long trail leads from Obertraun to Bad Aussee through the romantic Koppen valley. Total walking time is around 3 hours. You will need sturdy walking shoes. There is an opportunity to stop off for refreshments in the Koppental valley.

» Koppental Hiking Trail in Obertraun

Hiking to the viewing plattform ”5Fingers”

Fantastic views of the Salzkammergut region! 1/2 hour to the summit Easy trail alt. 2,109 metres on the top of Mount Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt.

» Hiking to the viewing plattform ”5Fingers”

© Kraft | Wandern zu den 5 Fingers & Pionierkreuz

Family hiking trail

Hallstatt/Obertraun | East bank trail: along the lake of Hallstatt from Obersee to Obertraun, about 3 hours; around the Hallstätter Lake, about 7 hours! 

» Family hiking trail

Panoramic view waterfall wall

Obertraun | Wasserfallwand (waterfall wall): An easy hike for those who want to take it easy. Far away from any hustle and bustle, you will get to enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding mountains.

» Panoramic view waterfall wall in Obertraun

© Kraft | Wanderung zur Wasserfallwand in Obertraun im Salzkammergut

Simony Hut: So close to heaven!

Hallstatt / Obertraun: The hike to the Simony Hut below the mighty Dachstein glacier, is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Salzkammergut. Recommended is the gorgeous sunrise - just a dream!

» Simony Hut: So close to heaven!

© Kraft | Simonyhütte in der Ferieregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Across the karst plateau

The recently established Nature trail on the Dachstein plateau is an important component of the World Heritage Hiking world. This trail travels across the karst plateau and "lures" with pristine high alpine scenery.

» Across the karst plateau

Hiking trail “Margschierf” on Mout Krippenstein

The bride Karstlehrpath leads trough a real "lunarscape"on Mount Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. Hiking duration around 6 hours.

» Hiking trail “Margschierf” on Mout Krippenstein

© Kraft |  Wandern im Salzkammergut in Österreich: Margschierf-Wanderung auf dem Dachsteinpleteau

Magical Spots between Mountains and Lakes

From the Kalverienberg in Gosau, which offers visitors fantastic panoramas of the Gosau Valley, the romantic Koppenwinkel Lake in Obertraun with its absolute tranquillity, to the incomparable charm of the “Goiserer Seeplatzl”, the numerous enchanting locations of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut wait to be discovered. We’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful natural settings between mountains and lakes just for you—and new ideas are continually added!

Hiking

You will be spellbound by the magic world of the Dachstein and the other landmarks in the Inner Salzkammergut. Explore the most beautiful spots of this region on numerous small romantic paths and trails or on comfortable and well developed hiking trails.

» Hiking

Hiking

You will be spellbound by the magic world of the Dachstein and the other landmarks in the Inner Salzkammergut. Explore the most beautiful spots of this region on numerous small romantic paths and trails or on comfortable and well developed hiking trails.

» Hiking

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!

Information at a glance

  • Safety Tips for Hiking
    The best tips for tour preparation, equipment and emergency situations while hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut at a glance. Remember to play it safe!
    Should a situation arise where recuse services are required,
    you can obtain the needed help under the number 112.

  • Tourist Office Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt
    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
    Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
    Geschäftstelle Obertraun
    Nr. 180
    4831 Obertraun, Österreich, Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40
    Fax: +43 (0) 6131 / 34222
    E-Mail: obertraun@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
    Homepage: www.obertraun.net

    Opening times Tourist Office Obertraun
    Janiary & February: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs / Sat 9:00 - 13:00 hrs. / Son & Holidays closed
    March to May: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs / Sat, Sun& Holiday closed
    June to September: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs. / Dat 8.=0 13.00 hrs. / Sun & Holidays cloased
    October & November: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat, Sun & Holidays cloased
    December: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat & Son closed / Holiday 9.00 to 13.00 hrs.