Discover Hallstatt

Hallstatt - Small village with a great history

The picturesque village on the lake with the same name owes its existence to the rich salt deposit of salt in the mountain of Hallstatt. 7000 years ago, as the prehistoric humans from Hallstatt began to take the salt from the salt mine who would of guessed, that this little village would give its name to a period in history – the Hallstatt period (800-400 BC). Rich findings in Hallstatt and the upper valley of Hallstatt gave this village international recognition; even today discoveries are still made in the salt mountain of Hallstatt.  Among the most beautiful places of interest are the oldest salt mine in the world and the ossuary in Hallstatt, a romantic boat ride on Lake Hallstatt, a trip to the breathtaking cave world in Obertraun and a visit to the Lake Gosau with the mighty Dachstein glacier. Additionally, Bad Goisern is popular in the summer with hikers and bikers. In winter guests are lured in by the ski areas of Dachstein West in Gosau and the Ski and Freeride Arena in neighboring Obertraun with perfect slope conditions. We wish you an unforgettable holiday in Hallstatt!

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Winter Time

You love skiing, snowboarding, carving or freestyle skiing. Then, Dachstein Salzkammergut is the right place for you. In this region you will find conditions that make your heart beat faster.

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Easter around Lake Hallstatt

Skiing or spring hiking? In der World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut 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.

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Sights

In 1997, Hallstatt was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. This culturally historic region is now known as the Dachstein Salzkammergut-region. Amongst Hallstatt's numerous "treasures" are the World Cultural Heritage Museum, the archeological excavations, the catholic church with its mountain grave yard and "Charnel House".

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Sights for day visitors to Hallstatt

Here you will find the most beautiful sights for your day trip to Hallstatt. Tips for an unforgettable visit to the World Heritage between Apri and Oktober 2016.

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Active summer holiday

Take a tour by E-Bike around Lake Hallstatt and see the area from a new perspective. The bikes give you extra power and ease the strain on your joints.

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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

Dirndl To Go

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

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

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 in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun.

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Tours

There is also plenty to see in the nearby surroundings of the Dachstein Salzkammergut region. A trip to the city of Mozart, Salzburg city, will round off your winter holidays or summer holidays in Austria.

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Family events

The Nature and Mountain Adventure World at the Dachstein-Krippenstein-area offers many exciting adventures with plenty of things to explore and lots of exercise. And the kids will not be the only ones standing in awe at the Adventure World of Koppenbrüller Cave.

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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!

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© Kraft | Herbst in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

The region around Lake Hallstatt

Nowhere else will you experience so much natural variety and breadth of experience. With numerous crystal clear lakes and breath-taking mountain scenery, this "Hallstatt - Dachstein/Salzkammergut" region of outstanding natural beauty welcomes visitors time and time again.

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Pictures

Pictures say more than words … Discover our wonderful and liveable Dachstein Salzkammergut region and browse through more than 2,000 pictures, snapshots and panoramic views of sights, events, and much more.

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Dinner is served - a taste of Austria

“It is well known that eating and drinking sustains both body and soul”. People within the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut stay true to this old saying. Sometimes rustic, sometimes modern, but always authentic – that is the cuisine within the Salzkammergut. This includes traditional meat dishes as well as heavenly sweet pastries and, typical for the lake region of the Salzkammergut - exquisite fish specialties. Connoisseurs can also enjoy an incomparable mix of culture, history and regional delicacies at numerous events between mountains and lakes. Let yourself be pampered; In the summer after a long mountain or bike tour. In winter, after an unforgettable day on the slopes or simply by a romantic dinner during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. Let yourself be inspired and take a look at our culinary hosts within the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. We wish " Guten Appetit".

Always well-informed

When is the next cable car to the Dachstein Plateau in Obertraun? When does the next sightseeing ship depart from Hallstatt? With the four tourism platforms of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut // www.hallstatt.net // www.bad-goisern.net // www.obertraun.net // www.gosautal.net // you will always stay up-to-date on current hours of operation, itineraries and more. If you’d like to use this information for during your stay in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, then we would suggest that you save the appropriate website of your holiday destination in your favourites list on your smartphone or tablet. Then, you will always be informed during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. We hope to see you in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun!

Unforgettable moments in a World Heritage region

Accommodation

The nicest hotels, apartments, B&Bs, holiday homes and campsites, at a glance, for your stay in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Booking rooms in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau und Obertraun.

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Heavenly Perspective

Lace up your hiking boots, load up your backpack and hit the trail! Enjoy gorgeous natural surroundings, charming architecture and friendly people as you wander down idyllic lanes and paths. The daily grind gets left behind and your head becomes as clear as the air in the high alpine landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Along the well-marked paths, you will find the ideal conditions for escaping the monotony of everyday life. Whether you’re a passionate mountain hiker or a nature enthusiast, traveling alone or with the entire family, you’ll enjoy scaling our regional peaks. In our comprehensive route planner, you’ll discover a variety of suggestions for creating your ideal hike. You can pick up a detailed hiking map at one of the four tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Each map describes favourite routes for exploring Hallstatt, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun. We hope you’ll have a wonderful time discovering the wonders between our mountains and lakes!

Information at a glance

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