World Heritage View on Mount Salzberg in Hallstatt in Austria - © Kraft

Salzwelten Salt Mines of Hallstatt

On top of Hallstatt

 The historic Rudolfsturm Tower once was a fortification to defend the mining area against invaders and served as the home of the director of the mines. The tower still offers a gorgeous view over the village of Hallstatt and its lake, while the restaurant provides a variety of delicious local dishes as well as a cup of good coffee and a piece of home-made cake.

Those looking for a bit of excitement and want to enjoy the breath-taking Alpine panorama of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, then the impressive viewing platform on the Salzberg is just right. The so called ‘World Heritage View’ hovers 350 meters above the roofs of Hallstatt and offers a unique panoramic view over Lake Hallstatt and the impressive mountain scenery. The new visitor attraction is located directly below the former defence tower on the Hallstatt Salzberg (salt mountain).

Events

Mon, Aug. 20, 2018 Salzwelten Hallstatt, Salzbergstraße 1 Hallstatt

© Salzwelten AG

Fri, Aug. 24, 2018 1:00pm — 5:00pm Salzberg , Hallstatt

© Salzwelten AG | 'Prähistorische Expedition' durch die  Salzwelten Hallstatt

A Winters walk to the Skywalk

Rudolfsturm (Rudolf’s Tower)

© Kraft | Der Rudolfsturm auf dem Salzberg bei einem Urlaub in Hallstatt.

Shop & Visitors center in Hallstatt

© Salzwelten | Besucherzentrum der Salzwelten bei einem Urlaub in Hallstatt im Salzkammergut.

“Skywalk“ of Hallstatt

© Kraft | Aussichtsplattform

Echernwald Via Ferrata

Restaurant in the Rudolsturm in Hallstatt

 © Kraft | Restaurants in Hallstatt: Rudolfsturm im kulinarischen Salzkammergut

Themed tour ”Burial grounds“

MOM - Memory of Mankind in Hallstatt

© Mag.art. Martin Kunze-Kitzler MOM Memory of Mankind Salzfertigergasse 3, 4810 Gmunden

Prehistoric Necropolis on the Salzberg

Bronze Age Cinema - 400 metres underground

Come and see the oldest wooden staircase in Europe at the new Bronze Age Cinema! Find out about the 7000-year old history of salt in an ancient salt mine! Working in collaboration, the Museum of Natural History (NHM), Vienna and the team at Salinen Austria AG have developed a new entertainment concept for Hallstatt: the new Bronze Age Cinema, located 400 metres underground. In 2002, the oldest wooden staircase in Europe was discovered in the prehistoric part of the Salt Mountain at Hallstatt. Following years of research, the new venue, which showcases the story of the ancient staircase, has now opened in 2015. Drawing on the latest scientific findings, a fictional story has been devised around the character of Udlo, a Bronze Age boy from Hallstatt. Now, in the new cinema, one day in the working world of the Bronze Age is brought to life. This is the first time that an animation has been projected directly onto an original archaeological object. Thousands of years of history meet hi-tech, and the latest research findings ensure this is an impressive experience for the visitor.

Active Vacations around Lake Hallstatt

With its world of breathtaking mountains around Lake Hallstatt, the area around also offers everything for a unique and unforgettable active vacation in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Whether families, children or young adults, singles, groups or active vacationers – here everyone finds just what they've been looking for. The breadth of opportunities for your sports holiday in Hallstatt in Austria, combined with famous spas in Bad Aussee and Bad Ischl, makes designing an active and regenerating vacation child's play.