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Surroundings of Dormio Gasthof Höllwirt

The attractive Dormio Gasthof Höllwirt is situated in the beautiful village of Obertraun. With a number of ski areas and the magnificent mountain landscape in the immediate surroundings, this is the perfect destination for a brilliant winter holiday. 

Hallstatt in winter

Stay in one of the most beautiful regions of Austria

The outstanding landscape of Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut has been added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites as one of the most beautiful regions of Austria. In the surrounding area you will find many lakes and idyllic villages, surrounded by the impressive high mountains. Are you a passionate winter sports enthusiast? This area is an absolute dream destination with seven beautiful ski areas and more than 300 kilometres of prepared varied ski pistes.

Explore the centuries-old salt mines

A visit to the spectacular salt mines is an absolute must when you are on holiday in Obertraun. These mines near Obertraun are known as the oldest salt mines all over the world and are now a popular destination for many tourists. Salt was extracted in the mines from the Middle Bronze Age onwards; it was called “the white gold”. In the surroundings of Dormio Gasthof Höllwirt you will find as many as three beautiful salt mines in the nearby villages Hallstatt, Hallein and Altaussee. You enter these amazing salt mines on little trains and using slides, and you can then explore the history of salt extraction in the Bronze Age.

 

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Salt mines
The Five Fingers viewing platform

Breathtaking view of the beautiful Alps

Near Dormio Gasthof Höllwirt you will find what is probably the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps. The Five Fingers viewing platform has five different platforms, from which you will have a breathtaking view of Hallstatt, the stunningly beautiful Hallstättersee and the interior of Salzkammergut. If you are a real daredevil, make sure you go onto the platform made entirely from glass.

Explore the historic centre of Salzburg

It will take you less than an hour by car to drive from Dormio Gasthof Höllwirt to the historic centre of Salzburg. It does not come as a surprise that the historic centre of Salzburg is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here you will find all kinds of buildings from the Baroque period that you may well recognise from the film “The Sound of Music”. A special bus tour through the city will take you to all the locations from the world-famous film. You will also come across houses, squares and statues associated with the world-famous composer Mozart all over Salzburg. The Cathedral and Hohensalzburg Fortress are very popular destinations and certainly worth a visit.

 

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Salzburg in de winter

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