Bathing island & children’s’ playground in Hallstatt  - © Kraft

Bathing island & children’s’ playground in Hallstatt

Recreational fun in the unique World Heritage landscape

The whole family will enjoy the beach in Hallstatt. Just a ten minutes' walk from the town centre, is a small artificial bathing island, which is connected with a bridge from the shore. The island was built in the sixties using the rock excavated during the building of the Hallstatt tunnel. Today the bathing island in the World Heritage region of Hallstatt / Dachstein Salzkammergut is a meeting place for guests and hosts. Whether you simply want to let go and relax, or fancy bathing and swimming in a natural landscape: You will find recreation at Hallstatt beach. Read a book by the lake or explore the various playground apparatus in the large playground with your children. A beach holiday in the Salzkammergut at its best!

 Our insiders' tip: Those who like it especially romantic should go to the Hallstatt bathing island “after dark” and look into the magnificent night sky and the romantically lit World Heritage town. Uniquely beautiful and unforgettable!

.Reading Matter for Holidaymakers

 For those who like to pass their time with a good book, the “Badeinsel” (bathing island) in Hallstatt offers a very special service: a book hut which is open for you 24/7. Here, bookworms will find a large selection of books from various genres. Borrowing is free! Books can also be handed in or exchanged.

Please note!
How do storm warning beacons work?

Whether you’re out in a rental boat from one of the numerous rental agencies on Lake Hallstatt or underway in your own vessel, there is always a potential for storms or high waves on the lake. Storm warning beacons call attention to the weather conditions in the area. The storm warning beacons (an orange, blinking spotlight) are positioned in the north and south so that at least one signal is visual from any point on the lake.

In this manner, water enthusiasts can be immediately warned in the event of strong winds or storms. You should be aware of and heed the respective signals. A quickly rotating light signifies an approaching storm. You should leave the water immediately!

A slowly rotating light means that a storm can arise at some point in the near future. You may remain on the water but stay close to shore. Should you find yourself in a dangerous situation, call the emergency number 130. Your boat rental agency is available to answer additional questions. We hope you have a memorable and safe outing on Lake Hallstatt. 


If you have any questions on these topics, please contact the staff at Tourism Information.

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    Tourist information

    The 4 tourism offices of the
    UNESCO World Heritage region of H
    allstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut
    on a click
    Tourism information Bad Goisern
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100
    Tourism information Gosau
    Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20
    Tourism information Hallstatt
    Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30
    Tourism information Obertrau
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40

Please note

Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time. We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.

Your editorial team.

Events around Bathing island & children’s’ playground in Hallstatt

Tue, Jul. 23, 2024 08:00 — 11:00 Bathing beach Hallstatt, Hallstatt

Fri, Aug. 16, 2024 19:00 Square in front of the World Heritage Museum, Hallstatt

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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.