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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.
• 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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  • Spectacular overview of the Upper-Austria and Styria regions. You can easily see the Hallstätter See and the Dachstein Glacier. The views are unlimited on a clear day. Recommend bring warm clothes as ...  more »
  • Excellent place to spend a week, though full of tourists but the stay can be selected at near by places like Bad Ischl or Bad Goissern, which adds more value to the trip. I flew from Amsterdam to Vien...  more »
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  • The views are out of this world for the valley below. Be prepared to walk from the station for about 20 minutes . I went in winter and did a small snowshoe trail to reach the platform. A must when in hallstat.
  • The views from five fingers are unbeatable. However be prepared to walk once you get of the cable cars. There is also a small Cafe restaurant here and the once again the views are breath taking.
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