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Activities around Obertraun

In Obertraun, you will not be bored for a second during your summer holiday with friends or family. You can undertake all types of activities in the immediate area of Dormio Resort Obertraun. A few highlights are given below.

Outdoor sports in Obertraun

Are you an outdoor sports enthusiast? Then Obertraun is a true paradise! The range of outdoor sports you can enjoy is endless. You can choose from approximately 19 mountain bike trails in Hallstatt that will unveil the most beautiful natural sites. You can choose from different distances. Most start from 35 kilometres.

If you wish to learn how to climb mountains, you will also be at the right place in Obertraun. Our partner, Outdoor Leadership, offers various types of climbing courses and more than 300 climbing routes with different degrees of difficulty and lengths. Advanced climbers can have a go at Dachstein. Click here for an overview of the many outdoor options at Outdoor Leadership.

 

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“Welterbeblick” Hallstatt Skywalk

Lake Hallstat is world famous. Check it out more thoroughly including the high Hallstatt mountains from above from the Skywalk. The Skywalk can be found on Hallstatt’s salt mountain, immediately below the former defence tower, the "Rudolfsturm". The view of the UNESCO Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut world heritage region is especially impressive from here. You can reach this location by using the cable car, but, if you are a trained hiker, you can also hike up in approximately 90 minutes.

Guided tour through the Hallstatt salt mines

Salt was already extracted from the middle bronze age in the mountains around Hallstatt. In those days, salt was a valuable commodity and was also referred to as the 'white gold of Austria'. Hallstatt was a wealthy salt trading centre for a long time. Now, the salt mine has been opened to visitors and you can see here how salt used to be extracted from the mines.

Dressed in protective clothing, you will start a journey of discovery back to the beginning of salt mining about 7000 years ago. You will experience the history of the bronze age with the latest multimedia technology such as 3D projections, holograms and a cinema that is located 400 metres under the ground! You will see the long slides that miners used to move around underground from one salt layer to another. Slide down one of these slides yourself and check how fast you are travelling on a speedometer. The final leg of the tour is a ride on the mine train. Check out current opening times and order your tickets online here.

 

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Visit the picturesque village of Hallstatt

The village of Hallstatt in Austria is famous worldwide and is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is located immediately next to the beautiful lake with the same name in the incredibly breathtaking mountainous world of Salzkammergut (which translates to "salt demesne"). The picturesque village is definitely worth a visit during your stay at Dormio Resort Obertraun. The marketplace in Hallstatt is the old centre. You will find here different friendly restaurants and pavement cafés where you can enjoy some fine food and beverages. If you walk from the market square in the direction of the lake, you will end at one of the most photographed areas of the world. The Hallstatt houses basically disappear into the mountains and the water of the lake mirrors everything nearly perfectly. Visit the ossuary in the St. Michael Chapel too. Here, you will find 600 painted human skulls. The picturesque village of Hallstatt has been copied in an amusement park in China and therefore the village can also count on many Chinese visitors each year.

 

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Breathtaking view of the '5 Fingers' viewing platform

Do you dare to look into the abyss from 400 metres up? The '5 Fingers' viewing platform on the Dachstein offers an adrenaline rush! It is definitely worth it because you will have a spectacular view of the Alps from here. This platform was given this name because of the form of the structure that looks like a hand with 5 fingers. On the first finger, you can take a photo in a baroque picture frame, the second finger has a glass floor so that you can look into the amazing precipice under you, the third finger has a slightly different form and symbolises the 'freedom that the mountains offer', finger number four has a hole in the floor through which you can look down and you can look through a telescope free of charge on the fifth finger. The trip using the cable car from Obertraun already is a unique experience in itself. Note: The ‘5 Fingers’ is not a viewing platform for people with a fear of heights.

Playing golf at Obertraun

A varied landscape with high mountain tops, large lakes, beautiful valleys and picturesque villages are the ingredients that make playing golf special in Austria. From Dormio Resort Obertraun, you will be at the Ausseerland golf club in only 15 minutes. You can enjoy the idyllic landscape while playing golf with the majestic mountain tops in the background. As a guest of Dormio Resort Obertraun, you will receive a 10% discount on the green fee. You can tell them you are staying with us when you arrive at the club.

You will find another golf course at approximately 30 minutes by car from the resort: Salzkammergut. This is one of the largest golf courses in Europe and also has a training centre. Who will you take along with you for a round?

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