Full Moon and Sunrise Excursions
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.
... 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 at the Krippensteinwith views towards the summit of the Dachstein further enhances that feeling of well-being as you carry on throughout the day.
Book your full moon excursion here!
Book your sunrise excursion here!
The best and very special present: Buy here a voucher for a full moon or sunrise ride on the Dachstein Krippenstein.
Full Moon Excursions
For those who are not early risers but would still like to observe the transition from night to day, there are also „Sunset Trips“. Accompanied by the Obertrauner Weisenbläser brass musicians, you take a stroll to the „5fingers“ and watch as the sun slowly disappears behind the mountain summits, and the full moon, in all its glory, lights up the night sky.
The silver light from the moon is powerful enought to light up our trail back and to bathe the summit of the Dachstein and its glacier in mystic light. The walk back is truly atmospheric. Here we can sit and relax and enjoy some refreshments. The crowning glory of the evening is the ascent to the valley by Krippenstein cable car. In the sky above, the full moon is surrounded by little stars, and down in the valley, the lights from the villages of Obertraun and Hallstatt twinkle in the dark. The houses form a little trail of light across the slopes of the Sarstein and along the lake shore at the foot of the Plassen.
Contact & ServiceTourist information Obertraun
+43 5 95095-40
+43 5 95095-74
Sights on the Dachstein Krippenstein
The Dachstein Krippenstein cable car not only takes you to the Schönbergalm, the Dachstein Ice Caves and to the Mammoth Cave without any need to flex those muscles, it also takes you to Obertraun’s local mountain, the Krippenstein at 2100m. You don’t...