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Obertauern Travel Guide, Austria

Obertauern, Austria – Overview

Obertauern is a famous tourist spot in Radstädter Tauern, Austria. Obertauern is regarded as one of the most beautiful resorts in Austria. The resort is divided into the two communities Untertauern and Tweng. The village of Obertauern is located around the highest point of “Tauern pass”. The Valley of Obertauern belongs to two districts Tamsweg and St. Johann/Pongau etc. The community of Obertauern is divided into the two townships Tweng and Untertauern.

The history of Obertauern goes back to the era of the Celts. Tracks of Roman Roads have also been recorded in this area. Emperor Claudius improved the Roman Roads and other historical monuments. The first definite mention of the Obertauern was recorded in 1207. There was a small church at the top of the pass. Some of the historical buildings of the 12th century are still in good condition. After the 1st World War, the town of Obertauern grew as a wonderful ski resort.

The locals celebrate the birthday of the town on the December 08th, 1929. In this year, the regular traffic took place in Obertauern. The avalanche protection and streets were paved in 1950. The firs platter lifts were also established in the same year. Between 1952 and 1961 cable lifts were established. In 1961, ultra-modern cable way was established in this town. In the 1990s many developmental and modernization works were completed.

The valley of Obertauern attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. Obertauern Ski Resort offers full range of recreational and outdoor activities to the tourists. Some of the most popular outdoor activities are snowboarding, snowmobiling, skating, hiking, biking and skiing. Obertauern features a big ski area. The ski area covers approximately 100 kilometers. There are 26 ski lifts that transport thousands of people every day. The ski lifts operate clockwise and anticlockwise.

Obertauern is home to the official Olympic Center where sports enthusiastic can practice various sports. Obertauern has vibrant cultural life and colorful nightlife. There is couple of nightclubs, bars, and pubs where visitors can enjoy live musical performances and dance.

Obertauern is also home to some of great hotels of the world. These hotels provide every type of accommodation facilities and amenities.

The valley of Obertauern is well connected with the other resorts through lifts and road. Getting around the Obertauern by roads provides a chance to have spectacular views of the valley. Visiting and exploring Obertauern is a great fun for enthusiastic visitors and sports lovers.

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  • lindamuraSki vacation in Austria
    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    Obertauern, this charming ski resort is situated 90kms southeast of Salzburg at an altitude of 1,809m above sea level. The best way to get here is by flying in at Salzburg International Airport and from there take shuttles or rent a car to the resort. You will find the resort at the top of an old...
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