Churches in the World Heritage
Peaceful haven from away from the hectic everyday life
Apart from the major sights, such as the oldest salt mine in the world in Hallstatt, the magical ice cave, the "hikeable" Dachstein plateau in Obertraun and the picturesque Lake Gosau, there is plenty more to see in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. A tour of the churches in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun will let you discover something new. Below is a selection of the most beautiful gems around Lake Hallstatt and the scenic Gosau Valley. We wish you a pleasant vacation in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Churches at a glance
The small and romantic Kalvarienberg church
Hallstatt | Kalvarienbergkirche: About 24000 larch timbers were needed to repair the church on the Kalvarienberg which was in danger of collapse.
Catholic Church of Hallstatt
Hallstatt | Visit the ossuary of the Catholic Church of Hallstatt. Here, skulls and skeletal bones of the deceased are stored - the majority of the skulls are artfully painted and labeled..
Evangelical Church of Hallstatt
Hallstatt | Evangelical Church: The Neo-Gothic Evangelical Church of Christ exists since 1863. Today, as well as sermons, many cultural events are held there.
Kalvarienberg church in Gosau
Gosau | Kalvarienberg Church: From this ‘Glücksplatz’ (place of happiness), built in 1775 by a Hallstatt salt merchant, you have a wonderful panoramic view of the entire Gosau valley.
Catholic church of St. Agatha
Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt | Catholic church of St. Agatha: Draw strength at one of the most beautiful places in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region.
Magical Spots between Mountains and Lakes
From the Kalverienberg in Gosau, which offers visitors fantastic panoramas of the Gosau Valley, the romantic Koppenwinkel Lake in Obertraun with its absolute tranquillity, to the incomparable charm of the “Goiserer Seeplatzl”, the numerous enchanting locations of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut wait to be discovered. We’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful natural settings between mountains and lakes just for you—and new ideas are continually added!
Your guide throught the World Heritage region
Holidays around Lake Hallstatt
Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.
Information at a glance
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The 4 tourism offices of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut
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Tourism information Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100 E-Mail
Tourism information Gosau Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20 E-Mail
Tourism information Hallstatt Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30 E-Mail
Tourism information Obertraun Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40 E-Mail