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5 Fingers, Obertraun

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5 Fingers is a free viewing platform in the Dachstein Mountains of Upper Austria, on Mount Krippenstein. It was named "5 Fingers" by virtue of its hand-like shape.It has been called the "most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps." The individual fingers, which are approximately 4m long fingers, are built over a precipice of about 400m depth.The viewing platform is less than a 20 minute walk from the Krippenstein Station of the Dachstein cable car line.Features• On the first finger a metal frame has been mounted, so that visitors can take a framed photo of themselves as a souvenir.• The second finger is equipped with a glass bottom which allows visitors to look down into the abyss below.• The third finger is shorter than all others and is not accessible all the way. It has a springboard at the end, and symbolizes the freedom of the mountains.• The fourth finger has a hole in the floor that allows a free view into the abyss.• At the fifth finger a telescope is available free of charge.The observation deck is illuminated at night until midnight. It can be easily seen with the bare eye as far away as the towns of Hallstatt and Obertraun.
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  • If you're short of time and only a day at Hallstatt, you're better off with the Salz Welten salt mines which is located 5 mins from Hallstatt Lahn bus terminal and much much more entertaining. However...  more »
  • Totally worth the 30 euros, breathtaking views and fun trip up the mountain by cable car. Fifteen minute walk once you get up there, with info about the flora and fauna along the way.  more »
  • Can't beat the views here. If you are staying in Hallstatt and have a good 6 hours, Consider the Ice cave, The Mammoth cave and the Five Fingers viewing platform. Bring good runners at least as you do...  more »
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  • This is a great way to spend the afternoon if you're visiting Hallstatt. Only a 10 minute drive to the lift that brings you up the mountain. Once there you can hike several trails. The five fingers trail isn't very long? it's says it's 30 minutes but if you're not stopping for photos (which you undoubtedly will) it won't nearly that long. Once at the five fingers you will take in amazing views of Hallstatt lake and town while standing over a 1300 meter cliff. You will see lots of paraglider's as well. After you hike you can enjoy a good meal and a beer at the restaurant. We got the spaztle which I highly recommend.
  • if you come during sunshine, you can enjoy all mountains arround, as well view on Hallstadt. easy to get here from cable car.
  • What a great place for views and self reflection. Once you are at the top you will he memorized. When you get off the second lift it is a 30 min walk if you are focused. If you are like us and are distracted then maybe an hour. There are yellow signs that tell you where to go.
  • Fantastic place if you have good weather to see the peaks in their splendour. The Panoramic views across the mountains and down into Valleys are wonderful.
  • A fantastic reward for the walk atop the mountains from the cable car. The views are just spectacular!