The new World Heritage Museum in Hallstatt is an event for the whole family. During an impressive travel through time, the visitor learns about the history of the salt mine village of Hallstatt from the beginning of human history to the promotion of Hallstatt region to World Heritage of Humanity. On the adventurous tour through the museum, you travel back 7000 years in history and learn about benchmark dates, for example the Iron Age, worldwide known as Hallstatt Culture (named after Hallstatt village), and coining events like the fire of 1750 after which Hallstatt looked very different. The exhibition draws a bow from the Illyrs, Celts and Romans to important salt traders and simple people. The exhibition shows numerous original finds from Hallstatt's tomb field, but also impressively describes many aspects of life such as religion, everyday-life culture and tourism.
Furthermore, the following sections in Hallstatt museum also show Hallstatt's impressive history and development: Geology, History, Hallstatt Culture, Celts and Romans, Middle Ages and modern times, Health and religion, Tomb field, The saline world, Work and handcraft, Habitat nature, World Heritage, Prehistoric and modern salt mining, Coinage, Craftwork, Studio of Epochs
The varied use of multimedia techniques gives the visitors an understanding of 7000 years of history. Culture is an essential theme in Hallstatt museum. Especially children and young people are recommended to have a look at the "Studio of Epochs" and the "Museum Rally". The "Studio of Epochs" offers the opportunity to learn about and implement themes of the exhibition hands-on. Regular, special exhibitions complete the interesting offer in Hallstatt museum.
A holiday, in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, is now twice as rewarding: Enjoy unforgettable experiences and save at the same time! How does this work, you ask? With the Salzkammergut Adventure Card or the Salzkammergut Winter Card. - Depending on the season! These cards are free, when staying for three nights or more and are available from numerous accommodation establishments as well as in the four tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. This will turn your summer holiday in Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun, into an unforgettable experience! Here is an overview of the attractions and leisure activities where you will receive a discount with the Salzkammergut Adventure Card or the Salzkammergut Winter Card! We wish you relaxing holidays between mountains & lakes within the World Heritage.
Welterbemuseum Hallstatt (World Heritage museum of Hallstatt)
Phone: +43 (0)6134/8280-15
Homepage Hallstatt museum (in German language only)
Link: Hallstatt museum: Time travel (in english)
Opening hours World Heritage Museum of Hallstatt
January to March 11:00 to 15:00 hrs. (closed Monday and Tuesday)
April 10:00 to 16:00 hrs. (daily)
May to September 10:00 to 18:00 hrs. (daily)
October 10:00 to 16:00 hrs. (daily)
November and December 11:00 to 15:00 hrs. (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Groups (at least 10 persons) Guest Card owners, seniors aged 60 and older,children, students with student identity card 7.- Euro
Family tickets with Upper Austria Family Card 18.00 Euro
without Upper Austria Family Card 18.00 Euro
Opening times around Christmas:
Daily from Wen 23th of December 2015 to Sun 10th of January 2016. Open also on Christmas Ev, 1st & 2nd Christmas Holiday, New Year Ev, New Year.
Discount Salzkammergut Winter Card
(1st of November 2015 to 30th of April 2016)
Adults 7.- Euro
Families 14.- Euro
Free admission for members of Hallstatt Museum Association