You need to use 2 stations of the Dachstein
cable car to come within comfort distance of the "5 fingers
" viewing platform.
The cable cars have been modernized in 2007 and can now transport 60 foot-lame alpinists with a speed of 43 km/h up the mountain, providing a creepy thrill when passing the middle supporting tower
of the second section. I had the joy of riding the cabin with a group of screaming Japanese tourists up towards the Krippenstein...
Despite the easy reachability, you are provided with some reference points to put your elevated position into a relation: In the panorama, it is a 400m abyss below your feet, as well as Hallstatt
, approx. 5 km away and 1.5 km below the viewing platform.
See a high resolution view down to Hallstatt at gigapan.org