Obertraun is surrounded by mountains and rivers, one side is the picturesque Hallstatt Lake, and the other is the majestic Dachstein peak. Obertraun and Hallstatt are across the lake, 5 Fingers It is one of the top ten viewing platforms in the world, also called the "balcony of the Alps", with beautiful and pleasant scenery.
The platform is relatively high, so it feels good to see the scenery from above, and the scenery below is unobstructed. Those European-style houses look like small houses in fairy tales, very cute and cartoon.
Five Fingers Observatory Transportation: Take 543 on Traun to the lower station of the cable car. You can take the first cable car to the ice cave. The end of the second cable car can be reached by walking for about 20 minutes.
The scenery is greatly affected by the weather. We went to catch up with a cloudy day. The scenery was not beautiful, not as good as the top of St Gilgen and the Winter Mountain in Salzburg. But I believe it must be great on sunny days!
The total cost of the two cable cars is about 30 Euros, which is poor cost performance and too expensive!
Dachstein mountain is the highest mountain in the Hallstatt around lake, 2995 meters high above sea level, on the hill there is a "finger" form the viewing platform, visitors can see the mountains and rivers landscape, field of vision is open, you can see the distant snow-capped mountains, visitors can take a cable car to the top of the mountain. Climbing process is also a wonderful journey, tourists can according to their own physical condition, choose the mountain path.
The "5-Fingers" is a nice metal construction and viewing platform about 25 minutes' walk and 400meter height.You catch Hallstate heritage view from the mountain either alone or via group which is so fantastic.
The viewing platform is less than a 20-minute walk from the Krippenstein Station of the Dachstein cable car line.
From Hallstatt or Obertraun, you can take bus 543 (€2.1) to the cable car station (Cable car). The total price of the three cable cars is €30. To the ice cave, Mammoth Cave visitors, get off at the first stop. The second stop is the top of the 1,780-meter mountain, where most people get off the bus and walk for 20 minutes on the high mountain terrace to reach the famous Five Fingers Observation Deck. It is built on a cliff with a bird's eye view of Hallstatt and Obertraun. The five viewing platforms have different designs and are very creative. It should be said that this is the most exciting mountain walk, overlooking the endless rolling Alps, between the dark peaks are snow-capped snow-white glaciers, the sky is high and the clouds are pale, the sea and the sky are wide, and it really feels like being born out of the sky. . It's spectacular! Alpine terraces can be walked for a few hours, as well as great shark viewing platforms, alpine pastures, rock climbing, skiing, and paragliding. . . movement. The restaurant on the top of the mountain can sit and watch the majestic Alps. The price of dining is the same as that of the mountain. It is a good place for relaxing and viewing. The Ice Cave and Mammoth Cave are known as the longest caves in the world, and they are worth seeing if you have time.