Hallstatt: Your holiday place in Austria
Millionfold photographed – once copied – never reached
The village Hallstatt is such an unbelievably spectacular place that even the Chinese have created a copy of the ancient salt mine village. But only in the original will you discover this truly unique culture with such a history all in a breath-taking mountain setting. The market municipality was already inhabited in the 1st millenium before Christ: during this period - the iron age - the civilization flourished. The following pages you will discover all there is to make your vacation in Hallstatt an unforgetable one. Find hotels in Hallstatt online and spend an exciting holiday among mountains and lakes with events and culture along with a lot of nature in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. We look forward to your visit!
Dear visitors, on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September 2016 the Post bus service is suspended between "Hallstatt" and the base station of the "Dachstein Krippenstein cable car." Further information is available at the tourist office in Hallstatt +43 (0) 6134 8208
Discover Hallstatt in Spring, Summer and Autumn
Here you will find the most beautiful sights for your day trip to Hallstatt. Tips for an unforgettable visit to the World Heritage between April and October 2016.
» Sights for day visitors to Hallstatt
Sights around Lake Hallstatt
There is so much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Old mines, mighty cave worlds or spectacular glaciers at romantic lakes - a paradise for cultural- and nature lovers.
Hallstatt Salt Mine - Top of Hallstatt
The true story of the "Man in the Salt" begins in the "Miners' House". Throughout the tour you will discover fascinating facts about the history of the salt mines.
» Salzwelten Salt Mines of Hallstatt
Romance on the lake
Let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque backdrop of Hallstatt, the world famous tourist town, at night and enjoy some carefree holiday hours aboard a traditional salt ship.
» Full moon trip across Lake Hallstatt
Lake Hallstatt Explorer! Captain for the day
Experience the lakes around Hallstatt at their best – during a boat trip with friends or the whole family. Enjoy the absolute peace on Lake Hallstatt.
» Boat hire on the lake promenade in Hallstatt
Longer enjoyment on the Krippenstein
The operating hours of the Dachstein Krippenstein Cable Car have been extended on the weekends surrounding the Austrian National Holiday (26 October 2016).
» Mountain Adventures in Obertraun
Workshop with Harri Stojka in Hallstatt 2017
End of August 2017 in the world-famous lakeside resort of Hallstatt - an unforgettable holiday with intoxicating music! Get informed with no obligation!
» Workshop with Harri Stojka in Hallstatt 2017
Salzkammergut Experience Ticket
Save up to 30% off regular rates with public transportation, ice caves & caverns museums, salt mines and more. Why pay more…?
» Salzkammergut Summer Card: Why pay more…?
Guided tours around Lake Hallstatt
Explore the village of Hallstatt, the oldest saltmine ofthe world, the fantastic ice cave or the great mammut cave. Besides the historical information there are numerous stories that cannot be found in any book or internet portal.
» Village tours through Hallstatt
Ferry rides in ancient wooden boats
Discover the fjord-like Lake Hallstatt aboard the traditional salt boat “Navia”! Relive history: Moonlight trips, breakfast picnics, daily ferry service and more….. Relive history!
» Unforgettable holiday experience
Daily cruises on Lake Hallstatt
Whether large or small trip – this is where you will find an overview of daily excursions from May through October on Lake Hallstatt. Cast off and Ship Ahoy!
» Daily cruises on Lake Hallstatt
Natural spectacle - Here the landscape is the star of the show
Discover natural experiences in a class of their own: Unforgettable mountain trips with magical sunsets and rises or magical energetic places to suit every taste. Simply irresistible!
» Natural spectacle
Eating & drinking in Hallstatt
It is well known that eating sustains both body and soul. For this reason, during your holiday in the Salzkammergut you should only get the best on your plate.
Adventure Holidays around Lake Hallstatt
Hiking around Lake Hallstatt
Hiking in Hallstatt - a very special treat! Here you will find the most beautiful hiking trails, the most popular mountain huts and Alpine pastures, impressive landscapes, guided tours and numerous insider tips about in and around the Lake Hallstatt area.
Around Hallstatt you will find a selection of outdoor providers who offer you the possibility to experience an exciting and eventful holidays adventure around Lake hallstatt in Austria.
» Outdoor providers
A climbing paradise for beginners and the experienced
Rugged rock faces, ridges and turrets - the magical fascination can be felt immediately. Whether you are a newcomer, an experienced mountaineer or a passionate climber – you will find it around Lake Hallstatt.
» Rock Climbing
Canyoning around Lake Hallstatt
Sometimes wild, sometimes picturesque - definitely natural! Beautiful gorges & canyons and many new experiences and adventures await you while canyoning in the World Heritage.
Kayaking and Canoeing
Whether sporty or comfortable on the safe side, kayaking is certainly one of the best forms of transportation on the calm waters of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
» Kayaking and Canoeing
The crystal clear mountain lakes of Gosau and Hallstatt are amongst the most attractive diving areas in Europe. That is what makes diving in the Salzkammergut so appealing.
» I want to dive
Bathing at Lake Hallstatt
Whether it is after a wonderful hike in the mountains, a day trip or simply a swimming day with the whole family - we offer bathing fun to suit every taste.
» Bathing in the Salzkammergut
Service & Information
Information: Anything you want to know – at a glance
Whether you plan on staying in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region for several days or a mere few hours, whether you travel by yourself or with friends and family – we supply detailed information for your visit in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.
Winter holiday in Hallstatt: A fairytale in white
Totally relaxed - Winter holidays around Lake Hallstatt
Stressed, exhausted, burnt out? Looking for some peace and solitude? Then you are in the right place. Winter vacation around Lake Hallstatt in Austria from its pleasurable side!
» Totally relaxed - Winter holidays around Lake Hallstatt
Christmas Market in Hallstatt 2016
Authentic customs, living traditions and a touch of romance on 8th of December 2016. Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Hallstatt in Austria!
» Christmas Market in Hallstatt
Snow boot hiking
Discover nature with snowshoes on your feet: Enjoy the peaceful and quiet winter landscape, discover untouched nature and immerse yourself in the magic winter wonderlands far away from any hustle and bustle.
» Snowshoeing in World Heritage
Torch-lit Hike in the World Heritage Region
Winter evenings are incredibly beautiful in the World Heritage Region. Every Tuesday the beloved Gosau hiking guide Betty invites guests to enjoy a romantic torch-lit hike. What an unforgettable winter experience!
» Torch-lit hike through the Gosau Valley
World Heritage & history at a glance
History & World Heritage
Since living memory it was the salt which provided the wealth for the Inner Salzkammergut. The salt is the basis for the typical ancient customs and interesting cultural peculiarities.
» World Heritage region & history of Hallstatt
Book tip: Hallstatt original!
Direct and hearty – music, culture, country and people. A native of Hallstatt and a resident of Vienna, photographer Josef M. Fallnhauser knows Hallstatt like the back of his hand.
» Book tip: Hallstatt original!