The Five Fingers in Hallstatt, Austria

Don’t look down! It’s only a 1,500 foot drop. The five fingers is a platform that extends off of the Krippenstein in Austria. There are five platforms that extend out, hence the name. It offers a sweet panoramic view of Hallstatt and Obertraun. Take a cable car to the first stop and you can also visit the ice caves which gets down to about 32 degrees F year around, even in July. The next cable car takes you up to Dachstein Krippenstein cable car summit station where the 5 fingers is about a 20 minute walk away. The cost is 39 Euro for both the ice caves and five fingers or about $50. If you’re afraid of heights, just stick to the ice caves.

Say cheese! Someone poses in the picture frame on the far left platform.


Here’s one of the platforms with a glass floor.


And the middle finger…would you walk to the end?