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

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 | Herbst in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Golden Autumn in the Mountains
Discover the gorgeous colours of autumn in the World Heritage region. It’s time for spectacular mountains, breathtaking sites and culinary delights. You will find it all during your autumn holiday in the Salzkammergut!
» Golden Autumn in the Mountains

"The Man in the Salt"
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

Village tours through Hallstatt
This tour, through the historic centre of Hallstatt, promises to be a walkabout with a difference: Besides the historical information there are numerous stories that cannot be found in any book or internet portal.
» Village tours through Hallstatt

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

(c9 Kraft | Seeschifffahrt Hallsattt

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

Dirndl To Go – Dirndl-Verleih in Hallstatt im Salzkammergut | © Kraft

Why you need to pack a good bra for your Austrian holiday?
Rent a “Dirndl“ for your photos on the most beautiful places in world-heritage-village Hallstatt to remember your great vacation in Austria.
» Rent a “Dirndl“ in Hallstatt

© Kraft | Bootsverleih in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

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

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

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

© Wanderziel: der  | Chiemsee – das bayerische Meer

Brand new for hiking friends: The Salt Alps climb trail
Premium long-distance trail from the oldest salt mine until the "Bavarian Sea" – Connected by 233 kilometres! A Premium long-distance trail for connoisseurs: The SalzAlpenSteig!
» Hiking on the “SalzAlpenSteig” (Salt Alps climb) trail.

© 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

World Heritage & history at a glance

Videos of the World Heritage region
Videos of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. A journey through all the seasons in moving pictures. Ideal to get you into the mood for your holiday on Lake Hallstatt.
» Videos from the World Heritage

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

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

Winter time

Christmas Market in Hallstatt 2015
Authentic customs, living traditions and a touch of romance on 8th of December 2015. Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Hallstatt in Austria!
» Christmas Market in Hallstatt

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

World Heritage Advent in Austria
Around Lake Hallstatt: Be enchanted by the numerous events of the World Heritage Advent. Some of those events have attracted way beyond the region since many years. So just be enthralled by those highlights of the advent.
» World Heritage Advent in Austria

© OÖ.Tourismus/Röbl Winterurlaub in Gosau: Schneeschuhwandern im Salzkammergut

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

Pure winter sports fun
Pros and advanced skiers, beginners and those new to snow - for all of these has the right conditions to enjoy their skiing holiday.
» 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

The right mix is key!
It doesn’t always have to be snow and ice – around Lake Hallstatt, there are many possibilities for relax.
» Revitalisation & more

Fly high in winter
Over the last few years, ice climbing has developed into a winter hit. “Low temperature sport climbers” will also find what they are looking for in Bad Goisern.
» Ice climbing in Bad Goisern – An ice cold adventure

Sights in the winter
Your holiday in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region will be full of variety, guaranteed, since there are so many things to see in the four holiday resorts of Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun.
» Sights in the wintertime

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