Obertraun

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Obertraun
IMG 0900 - Obertraun from Hoher Dachstein.JPG
Coat of arms of Obertraun
Coat of arms
Obertraun is located in Austria
Obertraun
Obertraun
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°33′31″N 13°41′01″E / 47.55861°N 13.68361°E / 47.55861; 13.68361Coordinates: 47°33′31″N 13°41′01″E / 47.55861°N 13.68361°E / 47.55861; 13.68361
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Gmunden
Government
 • Mayor Egon Höll (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 511 m (1,677 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 738
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4831
Area codes +06 131
Website http://www.obertraun.ooe.gv.at

Obertraun, Upper Austria is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria. It is located near the Hallstätter See (Hallstatt Lake) and Hoher Dachstein. Obertraun is a popular holiday destination offering activities such as skiing, snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking, swimming and kayaking in the summer.

History[edit]

Originally a part of the Duchy of Bavaria, the town became part of the Duchy of Austria during the 12th century. It was occupied several times during the Napoleonic Wars. Since 1918 it is part of Upper Austria and since 1921 an autonomous town (before that, it was part of Hallstatt)

Tourism[edit]

In 1895 an "association for beautification of the town and advancement of tourism" was founded. That was the starting point for tourism at Obertraun. During the summer of that year, the first tourists arrive at the town. In 1947 the construction of the Dachstein Cablecar is started.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Freesports Arena Krippenstein: known as freeride area with more than 30km offpiste routes. Many possible snowshoe trails. [2]
  • Dachstein Caves: including an ice cave and a gigantic limestone cave which can be visited during summer. [3]
  • Nature protection area Koppenwinkel

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