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Natural spectacle

"Magical Minute" and "Blue Hour"

Those who go to bed too early whilst on holiday or for whom their “best friend” in the morning is the snooze button on their alarm clock, will miss incredible natural spectacles in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: The “magical minute” when the sun rises over the mountain peaks and the majestic Dachstein is immersed in a blinding orange light. Or in the evening, the "blue hour" when between day and night the firmament shimmers dark blue and the first stars emerge. Natural spectacles in a class of their own - not only for nature lovers but also for amateur photographers and hikers.

Here comes the sun.....

Here, the sunrise, and particularly the sunset trips, organised as part of the “Obertrauner Wanderherbst” (Obertraun Autumn Hiking) are amongst the most popular events in the holiday region of Dachstein Saltkammergut and around the Lake Hallstatt for visitors from around the world. Also the numerous “Glücksplätze” (places of happiness) in the Salzkammergut have their own personal charms: Relax, take a deep breath or just let your mind wander - "just awesome and impressive" according to many travellers after visiting the incredible energetic places. Whether in the mountains or on the many lakes of the Salzkammergut region - we wish you a relaxing holiday in the heart of Austria

Experience these natural spectacles now

Fri, Jun. 21, 2024 Dachstein-Giant-Ice cave, Obertraun

Tue, Jun. 25, 2024 09:30 — 16:00 Sports ground Gosau, Gosau

Sat, Jul. 13, 2024 Valley station Gosaukammbahn, Gosau

Sat, Jul. 20, 2024 19:15 — 22:30 Dachstein-Krippenstein-Cable car, Winkl 34 Obertraun

Sat, Aug. 24, 2024 05:30 — 09:30 Dachstein-Krippenstein-Cable car, Winkl 34 Obertraun

Sun, Aug. 25, 2024 09:30 — 16:30 Sports ground Gosau, Gosau

Sat, Sep. 14, 2024 09:00 — 17:00 Protestant church Gosau, Gosau 179 Gosau

Sat, Oct. 26, 2024 09:30 — 16:00 Sports ground Gosau, Gosau

Salzkammergut booking - Are you still looking for accommodation?

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.