© 5fingers on the Dachstein Krippenstein (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)
© The Dachstein Krippenstein (photo: RudiKainPhotografie)
From the Dachstein Krippenstein you have an unique view on the dachstein mountain range and the World Heritage region. (photo: RudiKainPhotografie)

Mountain Moments


Sunrise Excursions on the Dachstein Krippenstein

Take a sunrise cable car trip to the summit of the Krippenstein in Obertraun at the base of the Dachstein, and experience sunrise at an altitude of 2 100 m. You will literally be lifted out of darkness.

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.



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Mesmerized, ...

... 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 Krippenstein with views towards the summit of the Dachstein further enhances that feeling of well-being as you carry on throughout the day.


Full moon rides on the Dachstein Krippenstein

So that even the late risers have a chance to experience the change of day and night, there is a counterpart and special feast for the eyes: the full moon rides.  During these rides the Obertrauner Weisenbläser (traditional music band) hike to the "5fingers" and under their sounds the hikers first watch how the sun slowly disappears behind the mountain peaks, while the moon in all its full round splendour slowly claims the night sky for itself.

The silver rays of the moon have enough power to make the way back and to bathe the Dachstein summit and its glacier in subdued light. Very atmospheric is therefore the nocturnal hike, where the evening continues comfortably with a rest stop. The crowning finale is then the descent with the Dachstein-Krippenstein cable car. In the sky the full moon framed by the stars and down in the valley the lights from Obertraun and Hallstatt are flashing. These seem like a chain of lights, along the slopes of the Sarstein and on the lakeside at the foot of the Plassen.


Full moon or sunrise rides as a gift

You can purchase vouchers for these experiences in the four tourist offices of the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut and give them away as birthday presents or on other occasions.

Give your loved ones a full moon or sunrise ride and order a voucher here!

Book your sunrise excursion here!
Book your full moon ride here!


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Contact & Service

Tourist information Obertraun
Nr. 180
4831 Obertraun

Phone +43 5 95095-40
Fax machine +43 5 95095-74
E-Mail obertraun@dachstein-salzkammergut.at


Don’t hesitate to contact the team of local guides at the tourist board Obertraun - Andrea Schwarzlmüller – for any questions about Obertraun and the holiday area Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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Sights on the Dachstein Krippenstein


Obertraun Mountain Moments - sunrise trip to the summit of the Krippenstein in Autumn

The special trip with the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car in Obertraun is an ideal start for hikes and mountain tours in the extensive Dachstein massif. …
Time period: 24.08.2024 to 05.10.2024
Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
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Obertraun Mountain Moments - full moon ride to the peak of Krippenstein

Experience a unique trip with the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car at full moon in Obertraun.
Time period: 20.07.2024 to 17.10.2024
Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
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Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

In summer, 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…

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5 Fingers Viewing Platform

The "5fingers" viewing platform in Obertraun is one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in Austria and offers adrenaline rushes at the highest level. Unforgettable mountain experienceThis visitor attraction opened at the beginning of October,…

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World Heritage Spiral

Just a few minutes from the mountain station for the Dachstein-Krippenstein cable car is the World Heritage Spiral viewing platform, where there are comfortable places to stop off for a rest and relaxing loungers, which invite you to repose at 2100…

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