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!
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
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
Village tours through Hallstatt
This tour, through the historic centre of Hallstatt, promises to be a walkabout with a difference: Besides the historical information there are numerous stories that cannot be found in any book or internet portal. Very Monday at 17:00 hrs.!
» Village tours through Hallstatt
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
Each Sunday in November the "Seehotel Grüner Baum" will be serving the finest teas accompanied by live music. The perfect end to a delightful day out in Hallstatt. Be enchanted!
» Tea Time at "Seehotel Grüner Baum" Hallstatt
Christmas Market in Hallstatt 2014
Authentic customs, living traditions and a touch of romance on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of December 2014. Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Hallstatt in Austria!
» Christmas Market in Hallstatt
Brand new for hiking friends: The Salt Alps climb trail
Premium long-distance trail from the oldest salt mine until the "Bavarian Sea" – Connected by 233 kilometres! A Premium long-distance trail for connoisseurs: The SalzAlpenSteig!
» Hiking on the “SalzAlpenSteig” (Salt Alps climb) trail.
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
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
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