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Trip to the lookout Five fingers

Views of Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding area

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Trip to the lookout Five fingers
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The Five Fingers Viewpoint is one of the most sought-after places in the Dachstein and Hallstatt area. It is possible to get here from the village of Obertraun on foot to the top of Krippenstein or by cable car, where it is possible to make an intermediate stop with the caves, which is another article. From the Krippenstein cable car stop, it is about a 30-minute leisurely walk to the Five Fingers Lookout. It is at an altitude of 2035 meters above sea level and above an abyss 400 meters deep. From here there is a wonderful view of Lake Hallstatt, reminiscent of the fjords of Norway.

Prospect Five fingers

Views of Lake Hallstatt

The Five Fingers Viewpoint is one of the most sought-after places in the Dachstein and Hallstatt area. It is possible to get here from the village of Obertraun on foot to the top of Krippenstein or by cable car, where it is possible to make an intermediate stop with the caves, which is another article. From the Krippenstein cable car stop, it is about a 30-minute leisurely walk to the Five Fingers Lookout. It is at an altitude of 2035 meters above sea level and above an abyss 400 meters deep. From here there is a wonderful view of Lake Hallstatt, reminiscent of the fjords of Norway. In bad weather, I recommend staying at the lookout for a longer time, because the weather is very changeable and the view can open at any time. For those who go back on their own, which is possible. There are two ways. We headed towards Gjaidalm back to Obertraun. But the road is very uncomfortable with its terrain and half of the route is a ski slope. Although it offers a beautiful view of the Dachstein and the Krippenstein from below, it should be considered. Personally, I would never go this route again and either try to take the second route to the intermediate point from where you go to the caves, or pay extra for the way back, which is a good tip for those who are going here for the weekend.

Cable car

Here you get on the cable car

Cable car
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Weather and exit from the cable car

Even if the weather does not wish, it does not mean that the trip is over!

Weather and exit from the cable car
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After a while of waiting

Near the prospect 5 fingers. Here the clouds parted for a few minutes and we could enjoy the beauty

After a while of waiting
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Prospect Five fingers

This is what it looks like here. It is necessary to wait with more tourists. But the surroundings also offer natural views, so everyone can find time alone here.

Prospect Five fingers
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Challenging descent

The descent to the parking lot is very unpleasant. The whole time you walk in the rocky terrain

Challenging descent
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View of Krippenstein

5-finger piste path overlooking the Krippenstein.

View of Krippenstein
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Lake Hallstatt

Lake overlooking the village of Obertraun

Lake Hallstatt
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