The village Hallstatt is such an unbelievably spectacular place that even the Chinese have created a copy of the ancient salt mine village. But only in the original will you discover this truly unique culture with such a history all in a breath-taking mountain setting. The market municipality was already inhabited in the 1st millenium before Christ: during this period - the iron age - the civilization flourished. The following pages you will discover all there is to make your vacation in Hallstatt an unforgetable one. Find hotels in Hallstatt online and spend an exciting holiday among mountains and lakes with events and culture along with a lot of nature in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. We look forward to your visit!
World Heritage Advent in Austria
Around Lake Hallstatt: Be enchanted by the numerous events of the World Heritage Advent. Some of those events have attracted way beyond the region since many years. So just be enthralled by those highlights of the advent.
» World Heritage Advent in Austria
If the snow takes a little longer to come around, you can find substitute programs here. To help with your holiday planning, we’ve put together a list of the best alternative options in the world heritage region.
Sights in the winter
Your holiday in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region will be full of variety, guaranteed, since there are so many things to see in the four holiday resorts of Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun.
» Sights in the wintertime
Snow boot hiking
Discover nature with snowshoes on your feet: Enjoy the peaceful and quiet winter landscape, discover untouched nature and immerse yourself in the magic winter wonderlands far away from any hustle and bustle.
» Snowshoeing in World Heritage
Discount Winter Card
Take advantage of the Salzkammergut Winter Card and enjoy discounts for many winter offers in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
» Salzkammergut Winter-Card
Pure winter sports fun
Pros and advanced skiers, beginners and those new to snow - for all of these has the right conditions to enjoy their skiing holiday.
» Powder snow, Skiing & Snowboarding around Lake Hallstatt
New Year celebration in the cave
On 2nd of January 2015 the Hallstatt-Obertraun Cavers Association will once again traditionally celebrate the New Year in the Koppenbrüller Cave in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt.
» New Year celebration in the Koppenbrüller Cave
Without lengthy registration, endless preparations and long journeys. Winter hiking for the spontaneous with the Yeti snowshoe ticket on Lake Hallstatt. It doesn’t get any easier!
» Snowshoeing for spontaneous adventurers
Evening tours of the Salt Mines
Every Wednesday evening at 19.00 hrs., there is the shuttle bus from various bus stops in Hallstatt, which will bring you comfortably to the front gates of the salt mine in Altausee and of course back again.
» Mountain of treasures
Ski tours by Lake Hallstatt
Ski tours in Austria are the ideal alternative: Here awaits wonderful winter landscapes, secluded valleys, snowy peaks, pristine slopes and unforgettable deep snow covered runs.
» Ski tours in the Salzkammergut
Enticing customs in Hallstatt
Narrow lanes and idyllic squares, places of interest: Hallstatt has many facets. A guided tour on the theme of "customs" will bring the past, of the world famous lakeside village to life. Let yourself be enticed during November and December in Hallstatt
» Theme tours: Tradition in Hallstatt
History & World Heritage
Since living memory it was the salt which provided the wealth for the Inner Salzkammergut. The salt is the basis for the typical ancient customs and interesting cultural peculiarities.
» World Heritage region & history of Hallstatt
Heritage Museum - A journey through time!
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!
» World Heritage Museum Hallstatt
Excursion planner through the World Heritage
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.
Progr. for bad weather
Day trips to the surrounding area of Dachstein Salzkammergut are a fantastic alternative to the various sports activities at the holiday region. There are marvellous opportunities for bad weather programmes around Lake Hallstatt and the Gosau Valley.
» Progr. for bad weather
"The Man in the Salt"
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!
» Hallstatt Salt Worlds
Hiking around Lake Hallstatt
Hiking in Hallstatt - a very special treat! Here you will find the most beautiful hiking trails, the most popular mountain huts and Alpine pastures, impressive landscapes, guided tours and numerous insider tips about in and around the Lake Hallstatt area.
Captain for the day
Experience the lakes around Hallstatt at their best – during a boat trip with friends or the whole family. Enjoy the absolute peace on Lake Gosau and the fantastic panorama of Lake Hallstatt.
» Boat hire on the lake promenade in Hallstatt
Bathing at Lake Hallstatt
Whether it is after a wonderful hike in the mountains, a day trip or simply a swimming day with the whole family - we offer bathing fun to suit every taste.
» Bathing in the Salzkammergut
The crystal clear mountain lakes of Gosau and Hallstatt are amongst the most attractive diving areas in Europe. That is what makes diving in the Salzkammergut so appealing.
» I want to dive