5 Fingers (Austria)

5 Fingers is a viewing platform in the nativity stone, a 2,108 m high mountain on the northern edge of the Dachstein Mountain in Upper Austria. The observation deck was named for its hand- like form and is accessible free of charge.

The "fingers" are about 4 meters long and were built over an abyss of depth around 400 m. Similar structures are often referred to as the Skywalk, the Dachstein Skywalk on the Dachstein south side. The observation deck is accessible by a 20-minute walk from the top station Krippenstein the Dachstein cable car. It was officially opened in October 2006 in order to provide an outlook on the World Heritage region.


  • At the first finger (left to right) has a metal frame mounted to provide all visitors with a " Framed " souvenir photo.
  • The second finger was equipped with a glass bottom to allow visitors a view directly into the abyss.
  • The third finger is shorter than the others and is not accessible to the end. It has the shape of a diving board and is intended to symbolize freedom of the mountains.
  • The fourth finger has a hole in the ground that are just a glimpse of the abyss free.
  • In the fifth finger a free telescope was installed.

The observation deck is illuminated in the dark until midnight and is to be seen in the towns of Hallstatt and Obertraun evening.