The Obertauern ABC

CHILDCARE:Community kindergarten, only for local children.  "Petzi Bär" childcare centre at the Haus des Gastes (Tel. 20045-24) - Childcare for visiting children ages 6 and up. Ski kindergartens for visitors at the ski schools. Kindergarten for NON-SKIING CHILDREN ages 2 and up at the Hotel Alpine, Tel.: 7462

CHURCH SERVICES:5:00 p.m. every Sunday and church holidays at the Obertauern church (Wisenegg). The church was built in 1620 to plans drawn up by cathedral architect, Santino Solari.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE:at local banks, also possible on the weekend. ATM machines at all banks...

DOCTORS:Dr. W. & Dr. H. Aufmesser; on the Pass Heights; Tel. 7298. If there is no answer, call 06452/4298 or 7501.

DRUG STORE- PERFUMERY: Drogerie Weinberger (photography, perfumery, newspapers, stationery) Tel.: 7528.

INTERNET CAFÉ:Hours - daily from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

LAUNDRY:at the Haus des Gastes. Pick up at the tourist office counter!

LIFT PARKING:Our daytime visitors can take advantage of some 24,000 m2 of parking areas.  BAN ON NIGHT PARKING from 10:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.  No night parking available for motor homes in Obertauern!  The nearest night parking is in Radstadt or Mauterndorf (campgrounds).  

LIFT RIDES FOR NON-SKIERS:The Zehnerkar and Grünwaldkopf lifts also transport people without ski equipment (restaurant guests).   

LIFTS & SLOPES:The 28 area ski lifts are located all around town, creating a unique ski region consisting of the RED TAUERNRUNDE and the GREEN TAUERNRUNDE. This clever system offers the opportunity to buckle on your skis and leave from any point, ski all the slopes of the Tauernrunde, then return to your original starting point. If you are ready for a change of pace, there are also very attractive ski runs outside of the Tauernrunde itself.  This means you are able to take full advantage of the different snow, lighting and temperature conditions to get the most out of your skiing experience. All the lifts can be reached on skis from any hotel.  You never have to use your car during your vacation.  Extensive ski bridges have been constructed to aid in crossing the main highway.

Total Capacity: 38,250 passengers per hour. Hours of Operation: from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; in spring until 5:00 p.m.. The Achenrainbahn and the Kirchbühellift stay in operation every day for half and hour longer, in order to carry passengers up to the Passhöhe.

95 km of slopes, of which 59 % are easy (blue signs), 37 % intermediate (red signs), 4 % expert (black signs). Clearly visible signs for ski runs (at each major slope intersection) make it easier for skiers to get their bearings within the ski area. 

NIGHT-SKIING:Every Monday and Thursday, lifts remain in operation for night-skiing from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. All tickets valid for 1 1/2 days or longer are accepted. 

OBERTAUERN LIFT COMPANY:at the "Haus des Gastes" info centre, Tel. (0043) 6456 / 7554, Fax: 7556 E-Mail :

OBERTAUERN VIDEO:You can find the official Obertauern video » HERE  

OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTRE,  OBERTAUERNat the sports centre, Tel.: 7656; Training centre for top-flight athletes from around the world!

PANORAMA CAMERAS:Obertauern panorama cams may be found » HERE as well as: » HERE

POLICE:Station in Obertauern at the village hall, Tel.: 7233 or dial 133 in an emergency  

POST OFFICE in OBERTAUERN:Tel.: 7201; Schedules for ski shuttles.

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE: offered by the ÖAMTC (Austrian Automobile Club); on Saturdays, please contact the local tourist office, Tel.: 120 .

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOLS:For additional information, please click •  HERE (Koch Ski School)

SKI & SPORTING EQUIPMENT RENTALS:For additional information, please click •  HERE (Sport Gloria)

SKI BUS: Visitors from the Lungau region and Untertauern (from the Gasthof Hammer) can enjoy free rides on local buses from their hotel to the ski area and back, in combination with a valid lift ticket from Obertauern, the Top Tauern Ski Pass, or a LUNGO pass. (Group and school-group tickets do not automatically entitle group members to bus use!). Additional information is also available from the post office in Obertauern, Tel.: 7201.

SKI-PASS ALLIANCE:Lungau- Katschberg- Obertauern fare alliance - LUNGO: Ticket alliance between Obertauern and all lift companies in the Lungau region (Grosseck - Speiereck, Fanningberg, Aineck-Katschberg, Schönfeld - Karneralm).   

SKI SERVICE:For more details, please click » HERE (Sport Gloria)


SPORTS CENTRE:Tel.: 7339, Sauna, tennis courts, bowling lanes.

SWATCH SHOP:at the Hotel Mariaetta, Tel.: 7262  

TAXI:Taxi Platzbecker, Tel.: 7777 , Taxi Habersatter, Tel.: 7411 

TELEPHONE PREFIXES :for Obertauern: 06456, international: 0043 6456,for Untertauern: 06455, international: 0043 6455,for Tweng: 06471, international: 0043 6471.

TOURIST OFFICE:at the "Haus des Gastes" info centre, Tel. 7252 or 7320, Fax: 7515 .

TRAVEL TO OBERTAUERN:For detailed information, please click » HERE.

WEATHER INFO:You can find Obertauern weather (7-day forecast and snow depths) » HEREPanorama camera on cable channel 11 in Obertauern throughout the day; daily on ORF 2 and 3SAT from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.Snow Phone: (recorded information) Tel. (0043) 6456 7386; daily from approx. 7:45 a.m.

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