More Than 2,000 Pictures

Discover our wonderful and liveable Dachstein Salzkammergut region and browse through more than 2,000 pictures, snapshots and panoramic views of sights, events, and much more. On these pages, the region of Dachstein Salzkammergut has compiled image galleries of different aspects of city life and history for everybody who wants to know more about Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun. Meanwhile almost five image galleries with more than 2,000 photos are available online.’, said Torsten Kraft from

World Heritage gallery

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. Recently UNESCO determined a big part of this region as a World Heritage worth to be preserved. And you may visit this! More UNESCO World Heritage Dachstein Salzkammergut...

Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt: The landscape garden of the Salzkammergut

The wide and charismatic valley of Bad Goisern stretches out from Hallstatt in the south to Bad Ischl, the summer holiday resort of the emperor in the north. Discoveries dating back to the Stone Age and the Hallstatt period enable us to establish that there was a close contact with villagers from the surrounding regions. The wood and agriculture industry developed very early in the wide fertile valley of Bad Goisern, to supply the mine in Hallstatt. This is how Bad Goisern is where it is now, on prettiest landscapes of the Salzkammergut. This enchanting village used to be called “The Monarchies most beautiful village“ and still hasn’t lost any of its charm. More Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt

Gosau: "Mother of the Woods"

The Gosau valley has been described as "Mother of the Woods" in historic documents relating to the salt mining industry. These documents date back to imperial and royal times. For centuries local people have worked in forestry and our woodlands are still an important part of our lives in the valley today. Wood played an essential role in the founding of the "white gold"(salt) mining industry in the Salzkammergut. Its many uses included the building of tunnels and salt extraction from brine. More Gosau and Gosau Valley

Hallstatt: 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 for your holidays in the Dachstein Salzkammergut province of Austria. More Hallstatt...

Obertraun: At the heart of the legendary region around Lake Hallstatt

The historic landscape around Lake Hallstatt forms the centre of the Inner Salzkammergut. It owes its fascination in part to its rare flora and fauna, its important archaeological sites and to the imposing mountain backdrop of peaks and caves – the fascinating Giant Ice Cave, the gigantic Mammut cave and the underground white water streams of the Koppenbrüller cave. This natural landscape is also testimony to three and a half thousand years of continuous cultural heritage. Salt is Hallstatt’s “white gold”. It has been extracted here since the middle of the Bronze Age, accounting for the local people’s erstwhile prosperity. Embark on an extraordinary tour of the history of the “Man in Salt” in the Salt Worlds of Hallstatt. Grave relics dating from what archaeologists refer to as the “Hallstatt Age” testify to the wealth of the earliest salt miners. Priceless finds are on display in the Cultural Heritage Museum. Characteristic of this region are also the charming small houses with their typical wooden verandas, the vigour of the local folklore and the ebullient mentality of the people who live here. More Obertraun at Lake Hallstatt...

How about a winter holiday in the world heritage?

The oldest salt mine in the world, the breathtaking "Five Fingers" viewing platform, the view of snow covered Dachstein Glacier from the romantic Lake Gosau - these and more destinations thrilled millions of visitors, from around the world, who visited the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut in summer. However, also in winter, the four towns of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region - Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun – have their own special charms: Rest & Relaxation in lovingly furnished apartments and perfectly equipped hotels, fantastic winter hiking trails, unrivalled snowshoe trails, romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides and a variety of thermal baths on the outskirts of the World Heritage region. Numerous swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms are available. Or treat yourself to one of the numerous applications such as classical or relaxing massages. Indulge yourself and enjoy the absolute tranquillity between mountains and lakes. Beautiful winter holiday in the world heritage!

Heavenly Perspective

Lace up your hiking boots, load up your backpack and hit the trail! Enjoy gorgeous natural surroundings, charming architecture and friendly people as you wander down idyllic lanes and paths. The daily grind gets left behind and your head becomes as clear as the air in the high alpine landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Along the well-marked paths, you will find the ideal conditions for escaping the monotony of everyday life. Whether you’re a passionate mountain hiker or a nature enthusiast, traveling alone or with the entire family, you’ll enjoy scaling our regional peaks. In our comprehensive route planner, you’ll discover a variety of suggestions for creating your ideal hike. You can pick up a detailed hiking map at one of the four tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Each map describes favourite routes for exploring Hallstatt, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun. We hope you’ll have a wonderful time discovering the wonders between our mountains and lakes!

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