The Austrian ski resort of Obertraun is situated at 514 meters altitude and has around 700-800 residents. It is particularly suitable for beginner skiers and snowboarders. Obertraun is the ultimate start for exploring the famous Dachstein massif and very popular for family tours, hiking and of course skiing holidays. Take the Dachstein World Heritage Cable Car, which will take you up to the magnificent Giant Ice Cave or visit the majestic Mammoth Cave. Obertraun’s area has a number of great hiking paths up to the Krippenstein and the Dachstein plateau.
Other activities and attractions include swimming in the lakes, fishing, kayaking, paragliding, rafting, exploring the impressive Koppenbrueller caves in the valley.
There are open air concerts and traditional summer festivals in Obertraun. The resort has three children's playgrounds and provides with a number of excellent hotels, restaurants, ski chalets and other types of accommodation.
Obertraun Skiing Holidays
Obertraun provides with skiing and snowboarding on thirty kilometers of ski runs, accessed by several ski lifts. There are also fourteen kilometers of cross country tracks. Obertraun is very popular ski resort among the freeriders and boarders. Its proximity to the Dachstein Glacier (15 kilometers) also makes it very attractive due to the possibility for summer skiing holidays on the glacial area. Other nearby ski resorts of interest are Groseck - Speiereck (5 km), Altaussee (11 km), Gosau - Zwieselalm (13 km) and Stoderzinken (15 km).
Obertraun Tourist Attractions
Some other attractions and places of interest in Obertraun’s area include Dachstein Mammoth Cave 2009, Dachstein Giant Ice Cave, Koppenbrüller Cave, The Cave Museum, Seewand, Heilbronn Circular Walk - Karst Study Trail, Schonbergalm Nature Park, Koppenwinkel Lake Nature Reserve
The closest airport to Obertraun is this in Salzburg, but there are flights to Linz too.
The village of Obertraun has its own train station - Obertraun-Dachsteinhohlen.
By car one can get to the resort:
From the A1 motorway, via the Regau exit.
From Munich on the Salzburg - Bad Ischl.
From the South, via Golling exit on motorway or take the Bad Aussee- Koppenpass.