Hallstatt: Your holiday place in Austria

Millionfold photographed – once copied – never reached

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!

Easter around Lake Hallstatt

Skiing or spring hiking? In der World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut you can enjoy both at Easter time. It is simply heaven when the valleys are turning green and the mountains are still dusted in white.

» Easter in the UNESCO World Heritage region

 

Summer time

© Kraft | Aussichtsplattform

“Skywalk“ Hallstatt
Everyone needs a bit of excitement! 360 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt: The spectacular viewing platform "World Heritage View" on the Salzberg (salt mountain). A must to be experienced! Cable car to the Skywalk open!
» ‘World Heritage View’ on Hallstatt’s Salzberg

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.
» Sights

© Kraft.Hallstatt

Traditional evening in Hallstatt
Two hours of folklore and fun with sensational folk dances, rustic Schuhplattler and the indigenous sound of alpine music in the uniquely beautiful scenery of Hallstatt.
» Heimatabend – Traditional evening in Hallstatt

© Shake the Lake

Hallstatt World Heritage Open Air-Concert
On 4th of June 2015: An unparalleled concert evening, on the romantic market square, with culinary treats. With Boogie music, a cool bar and traditional Austrian dishes.
» Hallstatt World Heritage Open Air-Concert

"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!
» Salzwelten Salt Mines of Hallstatt

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

A climbing paradise for beginners and the experienced
Rugged rock faces, ridges and turrets - the magical fascination can be felt immediately. Whether you are a newcomer, an experienced mountaineer or a passionate climber – you will find it around Lake Hallstatt.
» Rock Climbing

Race around the lake
The 28th annual half-marathon, around Lake Hallstatt, will take place on Sunday 17h of May 2015. Many runners from around the world are expected to return. Come and take part! Online registration is already possible!
» Hallstatt Lake Half-Marathon

Corpus Christi procession Hallstatt
The Lake procession, due to take place 4th of June 2015 on Lake Hallstatt, has had to be cancelled. However, the church service will go ahead as planned, regardless of the weather, at 9.00 clock in the Catholic church.
» Corpus Christi procession on the lake

© Kraft | Bootsverleih in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Lake Hallstatt Explorer! 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 Hallstatt.
» Boat hire on the lake promenade in Hallstatt

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.
» Hiking

© Alex Schutz

When folk music gets the blues
World musician Hubert von Goisern invites you to an unforgettable open air concert on romantic Lake Hallstatt. The event, scheduled for 29th of August 2015 in Hallstatt, will be the musical highlight of your holiday. Act now and purchase your tickets before they’re sold out!
» Hubert von Goisern - When folk music gets the blues

World Heritage

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

The World Heritage speaks many languages
Information about the World Heritage region around Lake Hallstatt in french, Italian, hungarian, czech. All World Heritage Sites are excellent choices for an excursion beyond the ordinary.
» The World Heritage speaks many languages

Winter time

Holiday on Snow
Discover the region around Lake Hallstatt at the Winter Time. Skiing, powder snow and more…
» Winterholidays in Austria´s mountains

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

Cross-country skiing
Cross-country skiing is considered to be one of the healthiest sports. And of course cross-country skiing is probably some of the best there is.
» Cross-country skiing

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

© Kraft | Schneeschuhwandern mit dem Yeti Schneeschuh-Ticket in Obertraun am Hallstättersee

Easy snowshoeing
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

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

Glissade for everyone!
Whether big or small, young or old: Tobogganing is always great fun! In the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut several toboggan runs make sure that the fast-paced fun lasts a very long time.
» Tobogganing and sleigh rides - Great fun in the snow

©OÖ.Tourismus/Erbe / Essen & Trinken in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

An indulging holiday for all your senses
Gourmets, wine lovers and connoisseurs are right at home around Lake Hallsattt: For here fragrances, dishes, tastes and recipes come together from all directions.
» Food & Drink around Lake Hallstatt

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

The right mix is key!
It doesn’t always have to be snow and ice – around Lake Hallstatt, there are many possibilities for relax.
» Revitalisation & more

Tobogganing and sleigh rides
Whether big or small, young or old: Tobogganing is always great fun! In the World Heritage site several toboggan runs make sure that the fast-paced fun lasts a very long time.
» Tobogganing and sleigh rides - Great fun in the snow

Horse drawn sleigh rides
Wrapped in a thick wool blanket and warmed by the tentative rays of the winter sun, you can enjoy the peace of nature in the magical winter landscape of the UNESCO World Hertitage region..
» With two HP (horsepower) through the winter wonderland

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