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“Cable Car experience World Heritage Site”

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Obertraun
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“Cable Car experience World Heritage Site”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

It was a must do in Austria. We were thrilled to see the Hallstatter Glacier. The cable car has three stops, shops, restaurants, hiking trails if you so desire. Just take in the amazing views of the mountains and Glacier. Watching the hang gliders plunge off the mountain over the lake. So glad we did not miss this . the views were never ending. A real treat.

Visited August 2013
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“So Beautiful”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

I loved it, the landscape is so beautiful. A quaint charming village surrounded by mountains and on the bank of a large lake. Picture perfect! From Salzburg we took a train and then a ferry. It took us back in time. Would be a very romantic place to stay for a few days.

Visited September 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Hallstatt - Obertraun”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

It was a beautiful picturesque landscape with huge mountains and a beautiful lake. The train ride was gorgeous too as it wound through the mountains. Definitely one of the most must-see places in your life. Also explore the Salt Mines nearby Hallstatt, and the walking tour for Hallstatt.
Very family friendly.

Visited April 2013
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“Forget rest...”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Best places to see. We still admire to lakes, forests etc. Forget the rest of austrıa, salzkammergut is enough for you

Visited August 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Overcrowded and dirty camping in Obertraun”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Hallstatt and the surrounding scenery are gorgeous, but staying in Camping am See at Obertraun, can spoil the fun.
We stayed 3 days at this dirty and overcrowded expensive campsite. The setting is nice, next to the Hallstatt-lake (which you don’t see because of the RV’s or family-tents), but every little empty space was filled with campers. We saw the owner even cutting branches of shrubs and trees to make more space unterneath them for more tents. We estimated the population between 400 and 500, and with only 3 showers and 4 toilets (cleaned only once a day), you can imagine what fun they all had (this is sarcasme, in case you don’t get it:-)…
The containers for the garbage were filled to the top and even the pavement was littered. During our stay we never saw them emptying the containers, so all the garbage was piled up against them since they were all full. Really dirty! (and it attracks rats) For a very expensive campsite you expect much more.
We had to pay 30€ for a very small 2-persons tent (prices in different categories according to the dimensions of your tent/RV and the accessoires – and more expensive than his pricelist shows), a car (which you cannot park in the small and overcrowded parking lot) and 2 people. Add to that the TVA (yes, the owner doesn’t mention it, so you will be surprised when you get the bill) and the tourist tax, and you soon find out that you have to pay 5€ extra per person per night for taxes (so 10€ for the 2 of us, every day). 40€ daily for pitching a tent? This made this dirty campsite twice as expensive as other (better) campsites in Austria.
Unfortunately that’s not all. The owner himself, a big slow chubby guy with long grey hair and a beard, is a real bogyman. He is very unfriendly, argues with his guests all the time and even yells and shouts at them. We saw him scolding at people multiple times and almost nobody cut across him or told him that you should treat guests with respect, but you could clearly see at the tourists faces that their holiday got a bad start. Once frenchman was smart enough to throw his tent back in the car and drive off to another campsite.
Actually, afterwards we were sorry that we payed for this campsite at all. We should have left without paying, since there is nothing he can do against it and will learn him to treat guests well and clean his mess. He’s not going to sue you in your country for 100€, that’s too expensive for him, so you can get away with it. Unfortunately we payed, honest as we were, but since he started arguing (this time with us) and refused to take our money, we eventually threw the money on the floor and left. That night I didn’t sleep at all, thinking all night that I had better left without paying…
If you want to see Hallstatt and the surrounding area, I think you are better off at a campsite at Bad Aussee, Bad Goisern or Ramsau at the southern slope of the Dachstein Mountains and visit Hallstatt as a daytrip. Your lodging will be much cheaper (only 20€ in Ramsau, including taxes – the friendlyness is free) and it’s only a short drive away (with lots of parking possibilities since Hallstatt is car-free during summer - expect to pay around 6€ for parking).

Visited August 2013
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