Hallstatt - an unforgettable piece of Austria
There is so much to discover in Hallstatt and the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Some of the most beautiful sights: The oldest salt mine in the world, the Salzwelten in Hallstatt, the cave worlds in the Dachstein Hiking World on the Krippenstein in Obertraun and the majestic glaciers of the Dachstein at lake Gosau. With its archaeological sites and scenic impressions the world famous holiday destination Hallstatt scores especially high with visitors interested in culture and nature. To help you to find the highlights, we have summarised the most beautiful sights, attractions and spectacles of nature for you here. We wish you a pleasant stay in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut and would be happy to welcome you on a discovery tour through the World Heritage site.
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For all visitors who want to learn more about the historical background, we have assigned the tracks of the Hallstatt Audio theme trail to the individual sights. You can now easily use your smartphone as a guide. Give it a try!
Hallstatt | With the historic ossuary and the small mountain cemetery, the pilgrimage church is a fixture for visitors from all over the world. But it also contains an exciting criminal history ....
Hallstatt | Salzberg: Everyone needs a bit of excitement! 350 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt: The spectacular viewing platform "World Heritage View" on the Salzberg (salt mountain). A must to be experienced!
Hallstatt | Salt mine: 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!
How did the people of Hallstatt live in the past? How did they earn their crust? The answers to these and other questions will be provided on a journey through time of the extra class in the heart of Hallstatt. Open all year!
Hallstatt | Rendezvous market square: The market square is definitely one of the nicest places in Hallstatt. Here visitors will find cosy cafes, restaurants, a popular bar, hotels, and of course souvenirs.
Discover the various beauties off the beaten track: Crystal clear wild streams, breathtaking waterfalls, stony gardens and many small treasures along the edge of the trail. When will we see you in the Echerntal of Hallstatt?
Hallstatt | Boat hire on the lake promenade: Experience the lakes around Hallstatt at their best – during a boat trip with friends or the whole family. Enjoy Lake Hallstatt.
Hallstatt | Salzberg: Prehistoric necropolis situated at the elevated plain over Hallstatt, object of scientific research with over 4,000 graves that are still to be uncovered.
Hallstatt | Lake Hallstatt: Enjoy the world-famous view on the old salt mining village of Hallstatt from lake Hallstatt. A unique event that you will never forget!
UNESCO World Heritage region | Explore the village of Hallstatt, the oldest saltmine ofthe world, the fantastic ice cave or the great mammut cave. Besides the historical information there are numerous stories that cannot be found in any book or internet portal.
Hallstatt | Gift ideas: In the center of Hallstatt at the “Markt” pier, you can find unique handmade jewelry as well as Celtic-inspired jewelry from the ancient salt mining village.
The sensational findings and centuries-old remains of settlements in the centre of Hallstatt made the "cellar full of history" a real spectator magnet. A must see!
Hallstatt | Evangelical Church: The Neo-Gothic Evangelical Church of Christ exists since 1863. Today, as well as sermons, many cultural events are held there.
Take an extraordinary ride on Lake Hallstatt with Navia, and turn back time. On board a Zille, sister to those that transported the “white gold” from Hallstatt’s Salzberg, or Salt Mountain, into the wider world 500 years ago.
Obertraun | Krippenstein: Discover the fairytale world of the Ice cave and follow in the footsteps of the cave researchers through the Mammut Cave and Koppenbrüller Cave. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins on the 5fingers viewing platform.
Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt | Spa gardens: An oasis of calm and relaxation. Surrounded by old knotted trees, beautiful flower borders and a small stream. With an adventure playground and mini golf.
Exhibition of historical slot machines from various centuries. A journey through the ages. Exhibits with impressive history. Not just for rainy days!