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Theme trail Hallstatt: The lake and other thoroughfares


Constructed in 1890, the "Seestraße" (Lake Road) was built requiring the loss of seven houses partly standing on pylons in the water, and a wooden bridge, the "Panzelbrücke".
The road for traffic approaching from the direction of Gosaumühle was opened in 1933. Due to the increasing storm of excursionists, parking soon became rare along the through road, which is controlled by traffic lights; buses found no room whatsoever in the market square. After 1950 discussion for the first plans for widening the Lake Road took place.
In a public opinion poll on December 14, 1958, fifty-eight percent of Hallstatt's inhabitants voted against the proposal. The green light was finally given in 1964 by the Upper Austrian Government for a tunnel through the Hallberg as an alternative. The excavated material was used to create the sunbathing island in Lahn. The Hallstatt road tunnel, with its two parking galleries in front of the Mühlbach Waterfall, was opened in June, 1966.

Out and about on historical paths

During a holiday, you might want to see more than just the famous tourist sites. Sometimes it’s exciting to search out and discover the smaller and more subtle points of interests! A great example are the popular themed trails in Hallstatt. On these paths, you will discover the origins of the history-rich UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Follow in the footsteps of famous painters and acclaimed writers through the wild and romantic Echern Valley or take a historical walk—with or without an audio guide—through the picturesque lanes of Hallstatt. The many themed trails offer the opportunity to combine a long, enjoyable stroll with learning about the historical background of the region. Better yet, the trails can be explored regardless of the season and in most weather conditions. We look forward to seeing you on the popular themed trails throughout the World Heritage Region!


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Search and Book

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.