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5 Fingers, Obertraun

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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  • First some advice. If you go by car, go early. It's a popular place so there are many people there. Plus it's only worth to visit it if the weather is nice, otherwise you won't see much. Also a hiking...  more »
  • Amazing site at Dachstein . We visite only the ice cave and the 5 fingers panorama view. In the cave we had a wonderfull guide . Temperatures are between 3 and -2 inside the cave and 500 steps. We do ...  more »
  • You can go there with the lifts, the rate of 30 per ticket I thought. You can still combine with the ice cave (pay you so much more). There was a mountain snow when we were there, but there were paths snow made free. The paths were smooth, that made the walk sometimes a little scary. Care for walking shoes! Not on your flip-flops or sneakers do (at least if there is a lot of snow). We were hesitant to our dog (that may, with muzzle), but are happy that we have not done this. By the smooth paths and many people up there is that not very pleasant walk with a (young) dog. The 5 fingers I dared not on (little fear of that kind of plateaus) good, you have a great view. The photos afterwards were super, almost picturesque.
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  • Awesome experience. The best part was the hike from mid station to the top one. The view is great. Just be careful as in the summer this place probably is super crowded and you'll have to wait quite a bit for your picture in one finger! There's cable cars that goes to the tops if you're not a big hiker!
  • We took the ice cave tour, was lovely. They kept it very close to its natural state unlike many other that became “tourist shows”. The guide spoke german and English. Was very nice. After that we went up to the 5 fingers view. Its 30 min walking, but the view is breathtaking. You can see Hallstadt lake and it’s awesome. Worth the price, we paid for both of the attractions around 40 euro for each.
  • Enjoy unique views of beautiful Hallstatt; not recommended if you don't have a head for heights as the platform is built 500 metres above ground. The cable car is quite expensive €42 but it's definitely worth it
  • 30Euro for the lift to get to the point but worthwhile if the weather is good. Great view and must visit point in Austria
  • The view is amazing! It's maybe the most amazing view I ever saw! ! If you are close there just go and have a walk until the 5 fingers! You have oso one of the best ski paths there! To go from 2000m altitude down to the lakes! JUST AMAZING !!!

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