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Top Choice Cave in Obertraun

Dachstein Caves

Climb to the Dachstein caves (Dachsteinhöhlen) and you’ll find yourself in a strange world of ice and subterranean hollows, extending 80km in some places. The two caves, the Dachstein Eishöhle and the Mammuthöhle, t…
Mine in Hallstatt

Salzwelten

The fascinating Salzbergwerk (salt mine) is situated high above Hallstatt on Salzberg (Salt Mountain) and is the lake's major cultural attraction. The bilingual German-English tour details how salt is formed and the…
Viewpoint in Obertraun

Krippenstein

From Obertraun you can catch a cable car to Krippenstein (2109m), where you'll find the 5 Fingers viewing platform, which protrudes over a sheer cliff face in five differently shaped platforms (one is reminiscent of…
Church in Hallstatt

Beinhaus

This small ossuary contains rows of neatly stacked skulls, painted with decorative designs and the names of their former owners. Bones have been exhumed from the overcrowded graveyard since 1600, and although the pr…
Museum in Hallstatt

Weltkulturerbe Museum

This multimedia museum covers the region’s history of Iron Age/Celtic occupation and salt mining. All explanations are in German and English. Its Celtic and Roman excavations are still going on beneath sports shop D…
Museum in Hallstatt

Dachsteinsport Janu

The Weltkulturerbe Museum's Celtic and Roman excavation work can be peeked at downstairs in Dachsteinsport Janu, a shop opposite the tourist office. There's an exhibition grave but it's an ongoing project, so there'…