Experience the best activities
in and around the cosy village of Obertraun
Activities in and around Obertraun
- All-season holiday destination
- Great activities for young and old
- From sporting activities to cultural excursions
- Perfect setting for summer and winter mountain sports
There are all sorts of different activities to experience in Obertraun for young and old alike! Make the most of your unforgettable stay in Dormio Resort Obertraun. Read our tips for the best activities in and around Obertraun below.
Adventurous visit to the salt mines of Hallstatt
Salt was already extracted from the middle bronze age in the mountains around Hallstatt. Salt was a valuable commodity at the time and was sometimes called the “white gold from Austria”. The salt mine is now open to visitors; here you can discover how salt was mined in the past. Dressed in overalls you go on a journey of discovery, back to the beginning of salt mining some 7,000 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! Slide yourself down one of the slides that miners used to move underground in the early days and find out how fast you are going with the speedometer. The tour concludes with an exciting trip on the mine train.
Outdoor sports in Obertraun
Are you an outdoor sports lover? Then Obertraun is a true paradise for you in summer. The range of outdoor sports you can enjoy is endless! You can choose from approximately 19 mountain bike trails that will unveil the most beautiful natural sites. You can choose from different distances. Most start from 35 kilometres.
Have you always wanted to try mountain climbing? Then you are 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. Discover all outdoor options at Outdoor Leadership here.
Winter sports in Obertraun
Obertraun is an excellent destination for winter sports. Located in a beautiful valley on Austria's Hallstättersee, the village is surrounded by several ski resorts such as Krippenstein and Dachstein-West. Half the pistes in Obertraun are blue and are therefore very suitable for beginners. There are also red and black pistes for experienced skiers. An added advantage: there is a ski bus stop at Dormio Resort Obertraun. So you'll be on the slopes in no time!
Discover the impressive ice cave
Go on an adventure and discover the special ice cave in Dachstein The ice is formed by water seeping into the cave from the surrounding mountains. Inside, the cave is a stunning picture for young and old to enjoy. You will also find a large suspension bridge that you can walk across. Want to enjoy even more underground? Then also visit the adjacent Mammoth Cave. This cave system is a whopping 70 kilometres in length and one of the largest limestone caves in the world.
“Welterbeblick” Hallstatt Skywalk
Lake Hallstat is world famous. Check it out more thoroughly including the high Hallstatt mountains from above by visiting 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 beautiful viewpoint via cable car. Outside the winter season, you can also hike to the summit in about 90 minutes if you are an experienced hiker.Experience the surroundings
Golfing in the area around 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 in summer while playing golf with the majestic mountain tops in the background. As a guest of Dormio Resort Obertraun you receive a 10% discount on green fees. You can indicate this when you register at the golf club.
In addition, you will find another golf course about a 30-minute drive from the resort: Salzkammergut Golfclub. This is one of the largest golf courses in Europe and also has a beautiful training centre! Who will you play ball with during your stay in Obertraun?
Tobogganing on the natural toboggan run in Gosau
Are you looking for some adventure? Then visit the free natural toboggan run in Gosau during the winter months! The toboggan run contains several curves and runs through a beautiful forest. The toboggan run is 1.26 kilometres long and has a height difference of more than 200 metres. An exciting winter activity for both young and old!
Via ferrata in Gosau: for the true daredevil
Are you a true adrenaline-seeker? Then a visit to the Klettersteigcentrum Salzkammergut in Gosau is definitely a must! In summer, climb above the Gosausee lake with stunning views of the Dachstein and the glacier. Secured to the mountains, you will discover the impressive landscape on a challenging route. You will find 9 different routes with vary from very easy to currently the most difficult route in Europe! Children can also climb an easy via ferrata together with a qualified mountain guide. That way you can enjoy this challenging and unforgettable activity with the whole family!
Enjoy the extensive facilities at Dormio Resort Obertraun
You will have plenty of fun at our resort, as Dormio Resort Obertraun has extensive facilities! Take a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool, enjoy a snack and a drink in our restaurant or on the terrace, get fresh rolls and groceries at the mini market, use our sports and wellness facilities or rent a bike, kayak or SUP to explore the surroundings!