Book tip: Hallstatt original!

Direct and hearty – music, culture, country and people

A native of Hallstatt and a resident of Vienna, photographer Josef M. Fallnhauser knows Hallstatt like the back of his hand. The photo archive he has devoted to his native home and built up over the years is an authentic documentation that goes beyond the idyllic postcard image.

A vivid collection of history and stories, nature experiences and cooking recipes. The author’s characteristic “view from the outside” gives him the distance he needs to be able to take an impartial, critical look at the place where he was born.

This book especially provides insights into the local everyday culture and customs. It documents the unique natural setting and the history of the “old” saltworks and the “new” World Heritage site, while at the same time sensitizing the reader to the problems that arise precisely due to Hallstatt’s popularity.

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

  • The 128-page book "Hallstatt - Music · Culture · Country · People" from the author Josef M. Fallnhauser in English and German, is available for €24.90 euros in various shops in Hallstatt, the Hallstatt Tourist Office or online on Amazon.