Panoramic view to the Dachstein
The viewing platform 'World Heritage spiral' is certainly exciting – in addition to the fantastic views from the spectacular aluminium ‘ship’, you will also find a photo point and comfortable relaxing recliners here. Ideal for enjoyment and day-dreaming!
The Welterbespirale on the 2,100 m peak of the Krippenstein is just a few minutes away from the mountain station of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car. It can be accessed via an easy and well established trail – alongside the 5fingers - the spectacular viewing platform with 360 degree panoramic view to the Dachstein in the Salzkammergut.
Before starting your descent, you should try a spot of sunbathing on one of our popular wooden relax loungers.
Or why not pay a visit to the World Heritage view and savour the fantastic views of the glacier and surrounding mountain panorama.
In spring hiking trails and path on Dachstein Krippenstein mountains are still covered with snow.
Robus hiking boots with with a good profile are indispensable for an exciting spring hike at 2,000 m. They provide uneven and slippery paths for a good grip
For clothing, the onion principle is recommended, which consists of two to three layers, e.g. feece and light softshell jackets can be pulled out when needed and stored in the backpack. More tips ⇒
Hiking trail to Welterbespirale
Starting point = mountain station Krippenstein (section 2)
Walking time = approx. 15 minutes
Difficulty = easy hike, suitable for children
The short hike from the cable car mountain station to the World Heritage spiral includes another viewing platform, the World Heritage view above the Lodge am Krippenstein, which offers a fantastic view to the Dachstein glacier.
TIP: From the Welterbespirale you can continue the hike to the viewing platform 5fingers and the Pionier Cross, which you can reach in about 10 to 15 minutes. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Hallstatt and the Inner Salzkammergut.
Tip: Sheep at Krippenstein summit
Also sheep have discovered the Krippenstein as a relaxation zone for themselves ;-) On the way to the 5finger viewing platform the sheep graze and relax on the Alpine meadows. A beastly good experience for the whole family.