5 Fingers Observation Deck – Obertraun, Austria - Atlas Obscura

5 Fingers Observation Deck

Obertraun, Austria

A breathtaking viewing platform over the Alps.  

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Although Hallstatt is the first thing that pops up on maps when viewing the Obertraun in the Austrian Alps, there is much more to the area than a quaint little town. Visitors to the Dachstein Mountains will find a free observation deck that offers astonishing views.

Named 5 Fingers due to the hand-shaped form of the platform, the observation deck reaches out over a 400-meter drop. Each finger allows visitors to view various perspectives of Hallstatt and Hallstättersee.

Opened in October 2006, the platform is a pleasant 15-minute walk from the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car summit station. 

The spectacular platform is not for the faint-hearted, as one of the floor fingers is made entirely of glass.

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