Easter around Lake Hallstatt

Perfect holiday for the whole family

Spring is the ideal time for the first holiday of the year without the need of a thick jacket or warm boots. But wait: when travelling to the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, you shouldn’t just bring your hiking boots and the bike – you can also pack your skis for the Ski tourswithout further ado. Thanks to its unique location and the relatively large height differences, you can ski as well as snowshoe on the Krippenstein in Obertraun. Thus, the conditions are ideal for a holiday with the whole family because a wealth of variety is well catered for.  In the UNESCO World Heritage of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, many people attach great importance to traditions and a lot of old customs are still practiced in the whole region.

Sights in the eastern time

The World Heritage museum of Hallstatt

How did the people of Hallstatt live in the past? How did they earn their crust? The answers to these and other questions will be provided on a journey through time of the extra class in the heart of Hallstatt. Open all year!

» World Heritage Museum Hallstatt

Hallstatt Charnel House

Hallstatt | With over 1200 skulls (more than 600 of which are painted and sorted by family), this small chapel is one of the most popular locations with visitors to Hallstatt. 

» Hallstatt Charnel House

© Kraft | Beinhaus 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

“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

Mountain of treasures

Altaussee | Salzwelten: The Altausee Salzwelten salt mines offers a mountain of treasures for the whole family and this all year round every Wednesday with a special evening tour starting at 19:00 hrs.

» Mountain of treasures

The Neuwildenstein Stately Home

Bad Goisern | Hand.Werk.Haus: Still not found any souvenirs from your vacation? Then why not take a look at Hand.Werk.Haus Goisern in the town's centre. Here you will find a large selection of unique handicrafts "Made in Salzkammergut" for all occasions.

» The Neuwildenstein Stately Home

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!

» Salzwelten Salt Mines of Hallstatt

The Anzeau open-air museum

Bad Goisern | The mill is part of a so-called pair-farm and typical for the Salzkammergut region. There are living quarters, a barn and adjacent old mill and lumber mill.

» The Anzeau open-air museum

Climbing hall in Obertraun

For all beginners and advanced. Whatever the weather. With rope climbing walls, top rope areas, as well as boulder areas of the difficulty levels 3 to 10. Try it now.

» Climbing hall in Obertraun

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!

Hinking

Along the brook

Gosau | Gosau brook route: An easy short hiking route for all ages whatever the weather.

» Along the brook

To Austria’s last wooden logging dam

Bad Goisern | Chorinsky Klause (logging dam): Through the romantic Weißenbach valley to the last wooden logging dam in Austria. About a three-hour adventure hike for the whole family.

» To Austria’s last wooden logging dam

Family hiking trail

Hallstatt/Obertraun | East bank trail: along the lake of Hallstatt from Obersee to Obertraun, about 3 hours; around the Hallstätter Lake, about 7 hours! 

» Family hiking trail

Learn more about some interesting Easter traditions around Lake Hallstatt: The last Sunday before Easter, every family elects the “Easter donkey” – title for the one who is the last one getting up in the morning and coming to the breakfast table this day. In the old Christian and Jewish tradition Easter Sunday was celebrated by sacrificing and cooking a little lamb. A typical Easter tradition is the so called “Osterpecken“ or „Preisguffen”. It is a kind of competition with hard-boiled eggs. Two people have to hit two eggs against each other, first the flatter side and then the other one. The winner is the owner of the egg with hardest eggshell respectively with that egg that at the end isn’t in pieces. Traditionally, people meet for this competition after church service on Easter Sunday.

Wellness & Bathing

EurothermenResort Bad Ischl!

Bad Ischl | EurothermenResort Bad Ischl!: All under the same roof. A wellness centre offering Alambra, Yasumi Sauna with both indoor and outdoor saline pools.

» EurothermenResort Bad Ischl!

Daffodils Bad Aussee - Solebad & Vitalresort

Bad Aussee | Narzissen Bad Aussee: The newly built, health, spa and wellness resort, is situated in the middle of Austria’s breathtaking mountain and lake district, the Salzkammergut area.

» Daffodils Bad Aussee - Solebad & Vitalresort

Gosau indoor pool

Swim a few rounds in the warm water, or just paddle about - a pleasurable way to relax and enliven. Enjoy the spectacular view of the snowy Gosau ridge.

» Gosau Indoor Pool - Bathing pleasure after skiing fun

Easter holiday: Book now!

Are you already interested in a holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut? The days around Palm Sunday and the Easter holiday are the ideal time for a holiday in the region Dachstein Salzkammergut. In Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt or Obertraun you can take a vacation wherever you want. All accommodations have something in common: A real feel-good atmosphere and hosts, who are legendarily friendly and take care of you. Here you have the opportunity to learn about the numerous hosts. However, please note that in this area is not possible to see the availability of accommodation. You are welcome to contact the hosts directly – they are happy to help.

Restaurants for your easter holiday at a glance

Restaurants

It is well known that eating sustains both body and soul. For this reason, during your holiday in the Salzkammergut you should only get the best on your plate

» Restaurants

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".

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