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5 Fingers, 4831 Obertraun, Austria

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About 5 Fingers

The "5fingers" viewing platform in Obertraun is one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in Austria and offers adrenaline rushes at the highest level. It was named "5 Fingers" by virtue of its hand-like shape. The individual fingers, which are approximately 4 m long fingers, are built over a precipice of about 400 m depth. The observation deck is illuminated at night, making it visible from Hallstatt and Obertraun.


Attractions Near 5 Fingers

Krippenstein
Krippenstein1.07km from 5 Fingers

The Hohe Krippenstein is a 2,108 m high, popular panoramic mountain on the northern edge of the Dachstein Mountains in Upper Austria. It has the shape of a double peak : in front of the Hohe Krippenstein, 500 m away, is a very rocky summit of 2,034 m, which carries a transmitter mast and the so-called pioneer cross. A good trekking destination and also it offers beautiful views of this area.

Dachstein Mammoth Cave
Dachstein Mammoth Cave1.71km from 5 Fingers

The Dachstein Mammoth Cave is located on the edge of the northern Dachstein Mountains above the municipality of Obertraun in close proximity to the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave and the Hirlatz Cave. This giant Mammut Cave is one of the largest karst caves in the world impresses with its size, variety of shapes and spectacular artistic installations – something you would never expect to see beneath the ground in Salzkammergut.

Dachstein Giant Ice Cave
Dachstein Giant Ice Cave2.25km from 5 Fingers

The Dachstein Ice cave lies high above the Trauntal valley and is just a few minutes’ walk away from the Schönbergalm. The ice is formed by water which seeps from the Dachstein plateau down into the cave through small cracks and joins in the cliff. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and the ice with its fascinating, glistening shapes and figures, is immersed in light and music.

Dachstein Krippenstein
Dachstein Krippenstein2.85km from 5 Fingers

The Dachstein Krippenstein cable car not only takes you to the Schönbergalm, the Dachstein Ice Caves and to the Mammoth Cave without any need to flex those muscles, it also takes you to Obertraun’s local mountain, the Krippenstein at 2100m.

Echerntal
Echerntal5.27km from 5 Fingers

Echerntal is a valley in Upper Austria and has an elevation of 546 metres. Echerntal is situated nearby to Feuerwehrzeughaus, and close to Hirlatzhöhle. It is one of the iconic location which was blessed with natural beauty and also there are so many things to see and do here. b

Welterbemuseum Hallstatt
Welterbemuseum Hallstatt5.31km from 5 Fingers

The Hallstatt Museum is a museum in Hallstatt, Upper Austria, that has an unrivalled collection of discoveries from the local salt mines and from the cemeteries of Iron Age date near to the mines, which have made Hallstatt the type site for the important Hallstatt culture. The museum, the salt mines, and the Dachstein Ice Cave are designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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