Natural spectacle - Here the landscape is the star of the show

"Magical Minute" and "Blue Hour"

Those who go to bed too early whilst on holiday or for whom their “best friend” in the morning is the snooze button on their alarm clock, will miss incredible natural spectacles in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: The “magical minute” when the sun rises over the mountain peaks and the majestic Dachstein is immersed in a blinding orange light. Or in the evening, the "blue hour" when between day and night the firmament shimmers dark blue and the first stars emerge. Natural spectacles in a class of their own - not only for nature lovers but also for amateur photographers and hikers.

Here comes the sun.....

Here, the sunrise, and particularly the sunset trips, organised as part of the “Obertrauner Wanderherbst” (Obertraun Autumn Hiking) are amongst the most popular events in the holiday region of Dachstein Saltkammergut and around the Lake Hallstatt for visitors from around the world. Also the numerous “Glücksplätze” (places of happiness) in the Salzkammergut have their own personal charms: Relax, take a deep breath or just let your mind wander - "just awesome and impressive" according to many travellers after visiting the incredible energetic places. Whether in the mountains or on the many lakes of the Salzkammergut region - we wish you a relaxing holiday in the heart of Austria.


Date: Sat, Apr. 28, 2018
Ort:  Dachstein-Rieseneishöhle, Obertraun
Dachstein Ice Cave in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt in Austria. A wonderful world of ice. Open daily from 28th April to 29th Ocrober 2018.


© Schöpf | Tägliche Führung durch die Dachstein Eishöhle in Obertraun

Date: Sun, Apr. 29, 2018 , 21:00 — 22:00
Ort:  Hallstätter See, Hallstatt / Obertraun
From April to September 2018 on Lake Hallstatt


© Kraft

Date: Tue, May. 15, 2018 , 10:00
Ort:  Tourismusbüro Gosau, Gosau 547 4824 Gosau
Every week on Sat & Tus from June to October 2017


© OÖ.Tourismus/Röbl  / Wandern in Gosau zum Hochmoor Löckermoos - Glücksplätze im Salzkammergut

Date: Fri, Jun. 1, 2018
Ort:  Strandbad Obertraun, 4831 Obertraun
Unforgettable experience for early birds. Daily from 1st June until 31th August 2018. Only after prior registration by latest until 18:00 the day before!


© Ertl | Zillen-Early-Morning-Trip auf dem Hallstättersee

Date: Fri, Jun. 29, 2018 , 18:45 — 23:15
Ort:  Dachstein-Krippenstein-Seilbahn, Winkl 34 4831 Obertraun
Farbenprächtige Lichtspiele auf dem Dachsteinpkateau


© Schöpf | Obertrauner Wanderherbst: Vollmondfahrt auf den Krippenstein

Date: Sat, Jun. 30, 2018 , 04:15 — 09:00
Ort:  Dachstein-Krippenstein-Seilbahn, Winkl 34 4831 Obertraun


© Kraft| Sonnenaufgangsfahrt auf den Krippenstein in Obertraun beim Obertrauner Wanderherbst in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Date: Sat, Aug. 18, 2018 , 05:00 — 09:30
Ort:  Dachstein-Krippenstein-Seilbahn, Winkl 34 4831 Obertraun
Sunrise Excursions with breakfast on the mountain.


 © netwerkstatt

Date: Sun, Aug. 26, 2018 , 17:45 — 22:15
Ort:  Dachstein-Krippenstein-Seilbahn, Winkl 34 4831 Obertraun


Colourful light shows

Tranquillity, as you have never experienced it before. Get up early in the morning, before sunrise and stand in front of the hut and be immediately surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Birds sing the first song of the day. Cowbells ringing in the distance, enjoy your morning coffee on the hut bench while tasting the fresh air - that's what people from all over the world find fascinating about a magical overnight stay in a hut in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut. Relax your eyes and gaze into the distance, forget everyday life, soak up the rays of the sun, feel the wind on your skin and just unwind. So have we filled you with desire? What are your criteria for a hut night?

Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

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.

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