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Hallstatt/Obertraun Five Fingers viewpoint

Has anyone taken the lift up to the Five Fingers viewpoint above Obertraun? Is is worth it for what looks like a fantastic view.

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I've been doing some research on your question. We spent 3 days in Hallstatt in 2012 and went on many hikes but this Five Fingers viewpoint does not ring any bells. The best I can advise is a rather steep hiking trail that ended up that an amazing viewpoint at the Rudolfsturm restaurant. We sat there for a couple hours having ice caffe and falling in love with the views. We caught the trail right in the town of Hallstatt above the waterfalls if I remember right. There was an option to take a lift up if you would rather not hike. Hope this helps.

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It appears that the "easy" way to do this is to get to Obertraun and then take the lift up. It's then a short hike to the viewpoint. It seems that there are other things to do near the upper lift station.

I will only have time to do one "major" sightseeing event in Hallstatt and am trying to prioritize. I was there once before several years ago and did the Salt Mine and the town walk.