Sights

Hallstatt - an unforgettable piece of Austria

There is so much to discover in Hallstatt and the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Some of the most beautiful sights: The oldest salt mine in the world, the Salzwelten in Hallstatt, the cave worlds in the Dachstein Hiking World on the Krippenstein in Obertraun and the majestic glaciers of the Dachstein at lake Gosau. With its archaeological sites and scenic impressions the world famous holiday destination Hallstatt scores especially high with visitors interested in culture and nature.

Excursion planner through the World Heritage

To help you to find the highlights, we have summarised the most beautiful sights, attractions and spectacles of nature for you here. We wish you a pleasant stay in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut and would be happy to welcome you on a discovery tour through the World Heritage site.

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

“Skywalk“ of Hallstatt

Hallstatt | Salzberg: Everyone needs a bit of excitement! 350 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt: The spectacular viewing platform "World Heritage View" on the Salzberg (salt mountain). A must to be experienced! 

» ‘World Heritage View’ on Hallstatt’s Salzberg

© Kraft | Aussichtsplattform

Hallstatt Salt Worlds

Hallstatt | Salt mine: 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!  Salt mine open from 1st of April 2017!

» Salzwelten Salt Mines of Hallstatt

A journey through time!

Hallstatt | Heritage Museum: 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! Open all the year round

» World Heritage Museum Hallstatt

Welcome to Hallstatt’s market square

Hallstatt | Rendezvous market square: The market square is definitely one of the nicest places in Hallstatt. Here visitors will find cosy cafes, restaurants, a popular bar, hotels, and of course souvenirs.

» Welcome to Hallstatt’s market square

© Kraft | Hallstätter Marktplatz

Echern Valley

The Glacier garden is a natural monument located in the Hallstatt Echern valley, is a relic from the last Ice age, close by is the waterfall "Waldbachstrub".

» Echern Valley

Lake Hallstatt Explorer

Hallstatt | Boat hire on the lake promenade: Experience the lakes around Hallstatt at their best – during a boat trip with friends or the whole family. Enjoy Lake Hallstatt.

» Boat hire on the lake promenade in Hallstatt

© Kraft | Bootsverleih in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Prehistoric Necropolis on the Salzberg

Hallstatt | Salzberg: Prehistoric necropolis situated at the elevated plain over Hallstatt, object of scientific research with over 4,000 graves that are still to be uncovered.

» Prehistoric Necropolis on the Salzberg

Discover Lake Hallstatt

Hallstatt | Lake Hallstatt: Enjoy the world-famous view on the old salt mining village of Hallstatt from lake Hallstatt. A unique event that you will never forget!

» Cast off! Discover Lake Hallstatt

Village tours through Hallstatt

UNESCO World Heritage region | 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

Perfect gift ideas from Hallstatt

Hallstatt | Gift ideas: 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

© Fallnhauser

Archaeological excavations

Archaeological finds from the Celtic and Roman times and the Middle Ages unearthed by chance in the cellar of the sport shop Janu, in the 300 square meter area can be viewed during shop opening times.

» Archaeological excavations

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

Unforgettable holiday experience

Lake Hallstatt | Salarius: Discover the fjord-like Lake Hallstatt aboard the traditional salt boat “Salarius”! Relive history: Moonlight trips, breakfast picnics, daily ferry service and more…..

» Unforgettable holiday experience

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

Mountain Adventures in Obertraun

Obertraun | Krippenstein: Discover the fairytale world of the Ice cave and follow in the footsteps of the cave researchers through the Mammut Cave and Koppenbrüller Cave. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins on the 5fingers viewing platform.

» Mountain Adventures in Obertraun

Hiking begins with the first step

Fancy a holiday with a difference? Backpacking and at one with unique landscape? Footloose and fancy free? Timeless and carefree? Then why not take one of the many long distance trails that lead through the holiday region around Lake Hallstatt in Austria. One of the most beautiful long distance trails is the “SalzAlpenSteig” between the romantic Lake Hallstatt and the ‘Bavarian Sea’ - Lake Chiemsee. The long distance hiking trail takes you through the most beautiful corners of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: Over scenic hiking trails, rustic mountain huts, with unforgettable panoramic views. And who knows? Maybe we'll bump into each other? On the “SalzAlpenSteig” between Hallstatt and Lake Chiemsee in Germany.

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".

Summer events

Magical caves, deep tunnels and sporting challenges - here you can find an overview of the best events from June to August at a glance.

» Summer events

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!

Information at a glance

  • Hallstatt Tourist Office
    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut / Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
    Seestraße 99
    4830 Hallstatt
    Austria
    Phone: +43-6134-8208
    Fax: +43-6134-8352
    E-Mail: hallstatt@dachstein-salzkammergut.at

    Opening hours
    January to April: Mon – Fri 8.30 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat. 9.00 - 13.00 hrs / Son & Holidays closed
    May to June: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 17.00 hrs. / Sat, Sun & Holidays 9.00 - 15.00 hrs.
    July to October: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 18.00 Uhr / 9.00 - 16.00 hrs.
    November: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 17.00 hrs. / Sat, Son & Holidays cloased
    December: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 17.00 hrs. / 8th, 25th and 26th of December 9.00 - 13.00 hrs