Lusciously located upon the shore of Lake Hallstatt, the relaxing and restorative Obertraun resort combines natural splendor with authentic Austrian culture. A unique and captivating energy exudes from this picturesque place; in which classic concerts are held in ice caves and visitors can explore the lake on wooden ferryboats. A plethora of activities promise to keep visors energized and entertained, and hiking trails are specially designed to nurture and nourish mind, body and soul.
Discover a dazzling area of subterranean ice caves and breath-taking mountain views on an excursion from Obertraun. A adrenaline fuelled allure is undoubtedly the 5 Fingers Viewing Platform; hailed as one of the Alps’ most breath-taking and vertiginous vantage points, the platform protrudes into the abyss like outstretched fingers. Gaze downwards at a 400m fall before tentatively returning to the snow-capped spire of the mountain.
Ensure you immerse yourself in one of Austria’s most exceptional natural monuments with a visit to the Dachstein Ice Caves. In these ethereal wonderlands, frozen formations spiky stalactites create mythical landscapes created over 200 millions years ago. Every year, these awe-inspiring areas are transformed into concert venues, in which operatic ensembles perform classical music; ensure you visit during August to experience this musical magnificence.
Enjoy a restorative riverside ambience at the rustic yet refined Gasthaus Koppenrast, a delightful diner in which signature specialties are inspired by a rich culinary heritage. Perfectly presented delicacies include braised pork belly served with steamed vegetables and seasonally stuffed chicken breast. (Obertraun 123, Obertraun 4831, Austria)