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5 Fingers, Obertraun

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Lookout Landmark
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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  • Our family went up to five fingers via the cable car. It is quite expensive but worth it. We had a lovely walk to five fingers (about 45 minutes from the cable car station).  more »
  • Let me leave notes about an access from Salzburg for a day trip and some other notes about the mountains and Hallstatt rather than my personal comments as you already know it's amazing! *google map pr...  more »
  • Planning to climb to the lookout "five fingers" should calculate their time and provide that from the second cable car station to the lookout walk for about 30 minutes, and the same back. And the last departure of the funicular down to 17:20 h. Very beautiful views of the Lake and the town at the foot of the mountains. And the grandeur of the mountains is simply mesmerizing!
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  • You will get the best view to Hallstatt from here. Breathtaking view. The nature trail till the 5 fingers is beautiful. We went in may and trail was still snowy and it was enjoyable. :)
  • Very beautiful view from the top. Cable car a bit expensive - 30 Euro. Last ride back at 17-00. On the top you can take snow shoes (for free). We were in the May and there was a lot of snow (so put proper clothes and shoes). From top station you should walk about 20-30 minutes to 5 Fingers.
  • Must-visit sight! Perfect mountain panorama. Just mind the weather forecast
  • Beautiful view. However in my opinion the view from the top of Grindelwald is better. It is required that you walk to the 5 fingers, which may deter the lazier people. The walk is about 1km in length and it is advised that you use snow shoes, especially on the inclines. A big negative in my opinion was the cost of the gondola ride to the top and snow show rental, which I found to high for this experience.
  • Superb views over the surrounding area after an easy walk, or snow shoe hike, from the cable car station.

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