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.

» Kalvarienbergkirche in Hallstatt

© Kraft | Kalvarienbergkirche in Hallstatt

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.. 

» Catholic Church of Hallstatt

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.

» Evangelical Church of Hallstatt

© Kraft | Evangelische Kirche Hallstatt in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein salzkammergut

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.

» Place of happiness: Kalvarienberg church in Gosau

 © Kraft | Glücksplätze in Gosau: Kalvarienbergkirche

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.

» Places of happiness: Catholic church of St. Agatha

© Kraft | Glücksplätze im Salzkammergut: Katholische Kirche von Sankt Agatha in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee.

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.

» Evangelical Church of Hallstatt

© Kraft | Evangelische Kirche Hallstatt in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein salzkammergut

Events

Date: Thu, May. 31, 2018 , 09:00
Ort:  Hallstatt, 4830 Hallstatt
World famous procession on the lake in Hallstatt. Unique cultural experience

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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

Excursion planner

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.

» Excursion planner through the World Heritage

© Kraft | Ausflugsplaner für die Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

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