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!

Still searching for accommodation? New in Hallstatt:

Haus Hemetzberger B&B with Pool

Cosy and quiet Bed and Breakfast for 2 people in Hallstatt. With swimming pool, parking, 15 minutes' walk from the centre.

» Haus Hemetzberger B&B with Pool

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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 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.
» Sights

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

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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

© 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

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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

© Kraft | Salarius - die neue und traditionelle Schifffahrt am Hallstättersee

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

(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

© Kraft | Naturschauspiel – Hier ist die Landschaft der Star

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

© 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

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

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

Progr. for bad weather
Day trips to the surrounding area of Dachstein Salzkammergut are a fantastic alternative to the various sports activities at the holiday region. There are marvellous opportunities for bad weather programmes around Lake Hallstatt and the Gosau Valley.
» Program for bad weather

© Kraft | Almfrühstück in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Breakfast in an Alpine hut
Enjoy a special kind of breakfast. Take a seat and breathe in the early morning fresh air. Surrounded by pure alpine life, accompanied by the gentle ringing of cowbells, hereyou will find the ideal conditions to start your day.
» Breakfast up on an alpine pasture in the World Heritage region

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

Outdoor providers
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

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

Service & Information

Hallstatt Tourist Office
Informative brochures and catalogues with great offers for any time of the year can be sent to you quickly and at no obligation. We look forward to your call and will be happy to give you advice and further information personally with NEWS from the Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.
» Hallstatt Tourist Office

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

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

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!

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

Winter holiday in Hallstatt: A fairytale in white

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

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

© 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

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

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