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
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictGmunden
Government
 • MayorEgon Höll (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total87.11 km2 (33.63 sq mi)
Elevation
511 m (1,677 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total726
 • Density8.3/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4831
Area code+06 131
Websitehttp://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. [3]
  • Dachstein Caves: including an ice cave and a gigantic limestone cave which can be visited during summer. [4]
  • Nature protection area Koppenwinkel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Freesports Arena Krippenstein
  4. ^ Dachstein Caves

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