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Dachstein Shark

Obertraun, Oberösterreich, Österreich

The new attraction on Heilbronn Circular trail is the Dachstein Shark.
The primeval shark is 8 metres long and is one of the attractions on the Krippenstein.

Visitor magnet on the Dachstein Krippenstein

The popular photo spot is only a 30 minutes walk along the Heilbronner Circular Trail, away from the mountain station of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car. Brave visitors can climb into the stomach of the giant creature, a view from the mouth of the Dachstein Shark offers fantastic views of the Dachstein glacier. A visit is well worth the effort.

The Dachstein Shark shows, that even the Dachstein massif was covered millions of years ago with sea water and the primeval sharks have lived in this area. The new visitor attraction was built in August 2013. The shark was sunk deep into Lake Hallstatt, and spectacularly „rescued“ from the water a few days later by helicopter and then flown to be at its destination.

Experiene a 360° panorama tour of the Dachstein Krippenstein…

Have a look at the opening hours of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:
Federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl driveway onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 in direction to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

from Linz:
A1 motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut Straße B145 direction Gmunden, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

from Graz:
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320
in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 via Bad Aussee to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn left direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

from Villach:
A10 Tauernautobahn to exit "Eben im Pongau", from there via Annaberg, Gosau and Hallstatt to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

by bus:
get off at the bus station “Obertraun Dachsteinseilbahn"

by train:
from Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change to train to Stainach-Irdning
or from Stainach-Irdning Zug direction Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen", from there 45 min walk or change to the bus

Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at  (train) and (bus).

  • Parking space: 300
  • Parking area for disabled: 5
  • Bus parking space: 10
Parking fees

no parking fees

Shuttle service


Travelling by public transport
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General price information

free of charge
price information for the use of the cable car: Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Dachstein Shark
Winkl 34
4831 Obertraun

+43 50 140

Contact person

Dachstein AG
Winkl 34
4831 Obertraun

+43 50 140

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