© The Gosaukamm in the morning sun (photo: Viorel Munteanu)
The Gosaukamm is a mountain range in the Dachstein mountains with the Bischofsmütze as its highest peak (photo: Viorel Munteanu)

Dachstein Shark

Obertraun, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • Suitable for groups

The new attraction on Heilbronn Circular trail is the Dachstein Shark.
The primeval shark is 8 metres long and is one of the attractions on the Krippenstein

Visitor magnet on the Dachstein Krippenstein

The popular photo spot is only a 45 minutes walk along the Heilbronner Circular Trail, away from the mountain station of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car. Brave visitors can climb into the stomach of the giant creature, a view from the mouth of the Dachstein Shark offers fantastic views of the Dachstein glacier. A visit is well worth the effort.

The Dachstein Shark shows, that even the Dachstein massif was covered millions of years ago with sea water and the primeval sharks have lived in this area. The new visitor attraction was built in August 2013. The shark was sunk deep into Lake Hallstatt, and spectacularly „rescued“ from the water a few days later by helicopter and then flown to be at its destination.

Experiene a 360° panorama tour of the Dachstein Krippenstein…

Have a look at the opening hours of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:

Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left through Hallstatt to Obertraun

from Linz:
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left through Hallstatt to Obertraun

from Vienna/Graz:
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Aussee, turn onto Koppen street to Obertraun

from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn right through Hallstatt to Obertraun

by train
Attnang-Puchheim – Stainach-Irdning lines

arriving at "Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen”

by bus
bus 542/543
stops Obertraun Bahnhof, Feriendorf, Traunbrücke, Jugendherberge, Bundessportzentrum, Dachsteinseilbahn

Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).

  • Parking space: 300
  • Parking area for disabled: 5
  • Bus parking space: 10
Parking fees

no parking fees

Shuttle service


Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
General price information

The Dachstein shark itself is free of charge.
The price information for the use of the cable car you can find here: Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Dachstein Shark
Winkl 34
4831 Obertraun

Phone +43 50 140

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Dachstein AG
Winkl 34
4831 Obertraun

Phone +43 50 140

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Winkl 34
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