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  • Writer's pictureGeorgios Polychronidis

The "5 Fingers" of the Dachstein

In recent years more and more destinations are investing in observation platforms on peaks or steep slopes of the Alps. These structures vary both in their architectural construction and in the view they offer.

© Dachstein Tourismus AG - Leo Himsl
© Dachstein Tourismus AG / Leo Himsl

One of the most spectacular views is the "5 Fingers of Dachstein" in the Salzkammergut region. This area is famous for its lakes, including Mondsee, Wolfgangsee, Attersee and Trauensee. Of course, from the observation platform you will have Lake Hallstatt, the village itself and the Dachstein glacier at your feet.

On the first "finger" you will find an empty board, to take a commemorative photo with your loved ones.
© Dachstein Tourismus AG - Leo Himsl
© Dachstein Tourismus AG / Leo Himsl
The gap to the ground is 400m.

How to get there:

From the village of Obertraun (5km from Hallstatt), you will take the lift to the second station. From there you will walk a 20 minute trail to the observation platform. The route is also ideal for children.

© Dachstein Salzkammergut 2018
© Dachstein Salzkammergut 2018


  • The lift has a total of three stations. 1st at 1,350m, 2nd at 2,100m. and the third at 1,750m.

  • Tickets for the lift and the various attractions on the mountain start from €35.00 (adults 2022). See the prices in detail here, whiere the prices for families are particularly affordable.

  • It's worth visiting the 3 (ice) caves at the first station, just don't forget to dress accordingly.



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