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Hallstatt: Your holiday place in Austria

Holiday in the World Heritage Region

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 and spend an exciting holiday among mountains and lakes with events and culture along with a lot of nature in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. We look forward to your visit!

 

Top Sights of Hallstatt

A Winters walk on the Salzberg

Fairytale landscapes high above Hallstatt. With thrills on the Skywalk and culinary delights in the Rudolfsturm. For all those looking for short excursion routes. A "must" during your wintry Hallstatt visit.

© Kraft | Beinhaus in Hallstatt

Hallstatt Charnel House

With over 1200 skulls (more than 600 of which are painted and sorted by family), this small chapel is one of the most popular locations with visitors to Hallstatt.

© Salzwelten AG

Daily tours through the Saltmine in Hallstatt

Feel the magic of bygone days and immerse yourself in a magical realm of glistening salt crystals, mysterious mine tunnels, where history comes alive. Open daily to 5th January 2020 & 1st February to 30th December 2020.

Events 2019(20

All Events at a glance

What's happening? In our event calendar you will find the best tips for your holiday in the heart of Austria. We hope you enjoy browsing and have an unforgettable holiday in the Salzkammergut.

Events in winter

Enchanting and romantic pre-Christmas period, iconic start to the year or colourful ballooning mixed with numerous winter sports events. Winter Highlights from December to February at a glance

Lantern walk through Hallstatt

Be captivated by Hallstatt in Austria and its unique history during a leisurely evening stroll and enjoy the romance of the world famous lakeside village.

“Silent Night“ in the Salzkammergut

Reflective, down to earth, delicious! Enjoy the pre-Christmas period in the Salzkammergut. A pleasure for all your senses! Where time stands still! Let yourself be enchanted. The place to be!

The heart of the Salzkammergut is full of beautiful places - and they have one thing in common: the magnificent view to the Dachstein massif and its glaciers.

Race around the lake 2020

The annual half-marathon, around Lake Hallstatt, will take place on Sunday 26th of April 2020. Many runners from around the world are expected to return. Come and take part! Online registration is from end of August 2019 possible!

Winter holiday in Hallstatt: A fairytale in white

Holiday on Snow

The Dachstein Salzkammergut region claim to have wide areas of skiing freedom and no waiting at the lifts. For those who prefer the ski piste – no matter what age – may challenge the numerous slopes of the Dachstein area!

© Jansen | “Geführten Winter-Wanderungen“

Guided winter hikes

Those who think of "guided walks" as only being in the summer, will be able to experience the winter hiking wonders in the World Heritage region: the World Heritage region enchants through numerous adventure tours.

© Salzkammergut Tourismus-Marketing GmbH

Discount Winter Card

Take advantage of the Salzkammergut Winter Card and enjoy discounts for many winter offers in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

© OÖ.Tourismus/Röbl Winterurlaub in Gosau: Schneeschuhwandern im Salzkammergut

Snow boot hiking

Discover nature with snowshoes on your feet: Enjoy the peaceful and quiet winter landscape, discover untouched nature and immerse yourself in the magic winter wonderlands far away from any hustle and bustle.

© Kraft | Winterwandern in Hallstatt am Hallstättersee bei einem Urlaub im Schnee in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Walking through the winter wonderland

Winter holidays do not always have to be about skiing. Those who enjoy nature, whilst hiking in summer, will also enjoy winter hiking. Here you will find the most beautiful winter hiking trails around Lake Hallstatt.

© Kraft | Schneeschuhwandern mit dem Yeti Schneeschuh-Ticket in Obertraun am Hallstättersee

Easy snowshoeing

Without lengthy registration, endless preparations and long journeys. Winter hiking for the spontaneous with the Yeti snowshoe ticket on Lake Hallstatt. It doesn’t get any easier!

More sights

© Kraft | Ausflugsplaner für die Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Top Sights

There is so much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Old mines, mighty cave worlds or spectacular glaciers at romantic lakes - a paradise for cultural- and nature lovers.

Guided tours at a glance

Tours of Hallstatt, individual guided tours, tours "underground", hiking tours, torchlight walks, imperial dine-around, tours through the salt mine and the ice cave and much more… Everything at one click!

© Kraft | Salarius - die neue und traditionelle Schifffahrt am Hallstättersee

Ferry rides in ancient wooden boats

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.

Outdoor

Hiking around Lake Hallstatt

Hiking around Hallstatt - a very special treat! Here you will find the most beautiful hiking trails, the most popular mountain huts and Alpine pastures, impressive landscapes, guided tours and numerous insider tips about in and around the Lake Hallstatt area.

Mountain biking

Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the Hallstatt is a bikers' paradise.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has become very popular in region Dachstein-Salzkammergut over the last number of years. And no wonder – there thousands of cliffs, bluffs and crags for climbers to test their skills.

World Heritage & history at a glance

History & World Heritage

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.

Videos of the World Heritage region

Videos of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. A journey through all the seasons in moving pictures. Ideal to get you into the mood for your holiday on Lake Hallstatt.

© Menschhorn @ Bräuche und Traditionen im Salzkammergut

Customs & traditions

Would you like to know more about tradition and customs? Here you can find out more about individual events and authentic folk culture. Interesting trivialities not found in any travel guide.

Service & Information

Hallstatt Tourist Office

Informative brochures and catalogues with great offers for any time of the year can be sent to you quickly and at no obligation. We look forward to your call and will be happy to give you advice and further information personally with NEWS from the Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.

Information: Anything you want to know – at a glance

Whether you plan on staying in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region for several days or a mere few hours, whether you travel by yourself or with friends and family – we supply detailed information for your visit in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.

Traffic news

Attention! Tunnel building works from 17.02.2020 to 30.04.2020 in Hallstatt. When traveling by car or bus, there may be longer waiting times. Get informed!

© Pixeleo

Questions & Answers about Hallstatt

Our service for holidaymakers and guests during their visit to Hallstatt. Fast, easy and convenient to your request. You ask - we answer. The most important questions at a glance.

Parking in Hallstatt

You might have noticed that the centre of Hallstatt is densely packed and the few existing parking lots are reserved for the local population.

Arrival

You can travel by car or by train to Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt or Obertraun. Using the information below you will reach your holiday resort quickly and safely.

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