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!

 

Discover Hallstatt in Spring, Summer and Autumn

© Kraft | Sehenswertes für Tagesausflügler

Hallstatt today!
Here you will find the most beautiful sights for your day trip to Hallstatt. Tips for an unforgettable visit to the World Heritage around the year. That´s new! Many sights with audio tracks! Check it out!
» Sights for day visitors to Hallstatt

Easter holiday in Hallstatt
Skiing or spring hiking? In der World Heritage region you can enjoy both at Easter time. It is simply heaven when the valleys are turning green and the mountains are still dusted in white.
» Easter in the UNESCO World Heritage region

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.
» Sights

© Kraft | Aussichtsplattform

From next Sat: “Skywalk“ Hallstatt
Everyone needs a bit of excitement! 360 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt: The spectacular viewing platform "World Heritage View" on the Salzberg (salt mountain). A must to be experienced!
» ‘World Heritage View’ on Hallstatt’s Salzberg

"The Man in the Salt"
From 1st of April 2017: On the trail of the "Man in Salt" in the oldest salt mine in the world. Going through tunnels which have been hand dug by people over 3000 years ago. A Family Experience!
» Salzwelten Salt Mines of Hallstatt

© Ertl | Zillen-Early-Morning-Trip auf dem Hallstättersee

Early morning "Fuhr" trip on Lake Hallstatt
They say that the early bird catches the worm, so why stay in bed and miss an unforgettable sunrise over the breathtaking mountain scenery around the fjord-like Lake Hallstatt?
» Early morning "Fuhr" (punt) trip on Lake Hallstatt

Race around the lake
The annual half-marathon, around Lake Hallstatt, will take place on Sunday 30th of April 2017. Many runners from around the world are expected to return. Come and take part! Online registration is already possible!
» Hallstatt Lake Half-Marathon

Corpus Christi procession Hallstatt
The Lake procession, due to take place 15th of June 2017 on Lake Hallstatt, has had to be cancelled. However, the church service will go ahead as planned, regardless of the weather, at 9.00 clock in the Catholic church.
» Corpus Christi procession on the lake

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Dog trekking in Hallstatt
Discover the World Heritage region together with your four-legged friend. When hiking with dogs, there are a lot of challenges awaiting you! Sign up now!
» Dog trekking in Hallstatt

Guided tours at a glance
Tours of Hallstatt, individual guided tours, tours "underground", hiking tours, torchlight walks, imperial dine-around, tours through the salt mine and the ice cave and much more… Everything at one click!
» Village tours through Hallstatt

Enjoy Lake Hallstatt
Enjoy the world-famous view on the old salt mining village of Hallstatt from lake Hallstatt. A unique event that you will never forget!

» Cast off! Discover Lake Hallstatt

© Kraft | Workshop mit Harri Stojka in Hallstatt

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

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.
» Information

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Parking in Hallstatt
You might have noticed that the centre of Hallstatt is densely packed and the few existing arking lots are reserved for the local population.
» Parking

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.
» Hiking

© Kraft | Geführte Wanderungen in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Guided hikes
Feel as a team. Enjoy conversations, laugh and move, get out of breath, arrive together and look down into the valley and enjoy the wonderful views.
» Geführte Wanderungen im Welterbe

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

Mountain biking
Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the Hallstatt is a bikers' paradise.
» Mountain Bike Tours

© Outdoor Leadership | Canyoning im Salzkammergut bei einem Urlaub in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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.
» Canyoning

© Outdoor Leadership | Kajak und Kanufahren in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

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

Dive Adventures
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

© Knoll | Parkbad in Bad Goisern- Badeurlaub im Salzkammergut

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

E-Biken im Salzkammergut | © Kraft

E-Biking around Lake Hallstatt
Discover the region by E-Bike or Pedelec. Follow the well-established cycle and mountain bike trails around Lake Hallstatt
» E-Biking in Austria

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

Heritage Museum - A journey through time!
Discover your own personal Hallstatt period on a journey through history - from the Stone Age to the present day in the World Heritage Museum Hallstatt. History does not get any more exciting - come with us!
» World Heritage Museum 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!

Winter holiday in Hallstatt: A fairytale in white

© Kraft | Winterwandern in Hallstatt am Hallstättersee bei einem Urlaub im Schnee in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Walking through the winter wonderland
Winter holidays do not always have to be about skiing. Those who enjoy nature, whilst hiking in summer, will also enjoy winter hiking. Here you will find the most beautiful winter hiking trails around Lake Hallstatt.
» Winter hiking in Hallstatt

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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

Holiday on Snow
Discover the region around Lake Hallstatt at the Winter Time. Skiing, powder snow and more…
» Winterholidays in Austria´s mountains

© Kraft | Schneeschuhwandern mit dem Yeti Schneeschuh-Ticket in Obertraun am Hallstättersee

Easy snowshoeing
Without lengthy registration, endless preparations and long journeys. Winter hiking for the spontaneous with the Yeti snowshoe ticket on Lake Hallstatt. It doesn’t get any easier!
» Snowshoeing for spontaneous adventurers

Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides
An adventure of a lifetime. With Musher and a team of dogs through the snow-covered Gosau valley. Pure freedom. At every meter. Unforgettable!
» Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau

© Fallnhauser

Perfect gift ideas from Hallstatt
In the center of Hallstatt at the “Markt” pier, you can find unique handmade jewelry as well as Celtic-inspired jewelry from the ancient salt mining village.
» Perfect gift ideas from Hallstatt

Ski areas at a glance
It doesn't matter if you are looking for a challenge; if you want to casually weave down the hillside; if you are looking to pick up the latest snowboarding tricks and jumps.
» Powder snow, Skiing & Snowboarding around Lake Hallstatt

Cross-country skiing
Cross-country skiing is considered to be one of the healthiest sports. And of course cross-country skiing is probably some of the best there is.
» Cross-country skiing

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.
» Restaurants