Not for the faint-hearted! The 5fingers viewing platform offers an adrenaline rush at the highest level. This is probably the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps and reaches out like a hand over the 400 m drop.
Over 5 platforms (the 5fingers), each in a different design, you can put your head for heights to the test and enjoy unique views down over Hallstatt, the Hallstättersee lake and the inner Salzkammergut region.
The 5 different levels, each 4 x 1 m in size, offer spectacular insight and views. One of the platforms is made entirely from glass and another enables visitors to gain their own personal view of the Hallstatt World Heritage site through a large Baroque picture frame.
The ‘5fingers’ are illuminated until midnight and can be seen from far and wide, even at night.
On the way to the 5fingers you learn on information boards much about Fauna, Flora and the Geology at Dachstein Krippenstein.
Starting point = mountain station Krippenstein (section 2)
Walking time = approx. 20 to 30 minutes
Difficulty = easy hike, suitable for children
The Experiences Trail leading from the cable car mountain station to the Pioneer Cross (above the 5fingers) offers yet another viewing platform, in addition to the 5fingers. The World Heritage view (viewing point) above the Lodge am Krippenstein offers a perfect view of the Dachstein glacier.
The hike to 5fingers can easily be completed in around 20 minutes by (virtually) all visitors.
TIP: Please plan enough time for the way back to the cable car and a side-trip to the World Heritag spiral and to the HeilbronnerChapel. Well worth a visit!
The highlight for all climbing fans is the Via Ferrata Dachstein Krippenstein, which offers all climbing beginners and pros a great mountain adventure in various degrees of difficulty. You reach the via ferrta access point via hiking trail to 5fingers.