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!
Bad Weather Alternatives
Even if the sun decides to take a break or the weather god is in a bad mood, there’s no reason that your holiday plans should fall through. The many attractive free-time activities of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut ensure a diverse program even on rainy days. Experience our ancient mining tunnels and mystical caves, grand spa facilities, interesting exhibitions and historical churches. There’s an event no matter the weather! Even on ‘dreary days’, a holiday on Lake Hallstatt is always bright!
Sights at a Glance
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.
Everyone needs a bit of excitement! 360 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt: The spectacular viewing platform "World Heritage View" on the Salzberg (salt mountain). A must to be experienced!
The world-famous view of Hallstatt, idyllic bathing spots, enjoyable stopovers - there is a lot to discover during stand-up paddling on Lake Hallstatt. An experience for both big and small water sports enthusiasts!
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Hallstatt during an hour-long village tour of historical sites along picturesque lanes. No prior reservation necessary!.
Discover entirely new sides to Hallstatt during a tour by both land and water. This hour-long tour includes a trip aboard the historical salt ship, Navia. Reservations available. Only during nice weather. Only by prior reservation.
Guided hike in Hallstatt for the whole family to the beauties of the Echerntal valley: Waldbachstrub waterfall, glacier garden, painter and literary trail and lots more. Family and senior friendly.
Everything for Mountain Fanatics
Summit happiness and deep valleys, shady beer gardens, fragrant meadows, culture & culinary delights along the way - that's hiking in the Salzkammergut. Nature lovers will find everything to please their hiking hearts. Get a breath of mountain air now!
Why not combine an unforgettable hiking tour with a cosy night in a romantic mountain hut? Yes, why not indeed! Forego all the frills and get back to nature - to the simple life!
Enjoy a special kind of breakfast. Take a seat and breathe in the early morning fresh air. Surrounded by pure alpine life, accompanied by the gentle ringing of cowbells, hereyou will find the ideal conditions to start your day.
In the midst of untouched nature and centuries-old cultural landscapes, people find contemplation and tranquillity at numerous mountain masses and mountain services, and find comfort and gratitude in communal prayer.
Hiking, climbing, water sports, mountain biking - the mountains of the Salzkammergut meet all the requirements for a varied active holiday from spring through summer to autumn. Whether calm or fast-paced - there is something for everyone. Guaranteed!
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.
Experience the Unusual
There are suspension bridges, balancing trees, rope swing, flying fox slides, abseiling points, short via ferrata climbs and much more to explore. Please note: Registration is essential!
Via ferrata training for beginners and advanced - guided via ferrata tours. Bookable daily. From 1st of May to 26th of October 2021. Registration is essential!
Event calender & Highlights
What's going on in the Salzkammergut? All events at a click. Our event calendar at a click. From conventions to concerts. From nature to culture. Here you will find events in Obertraun, Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau or Bad Ischl. From tradition to hiking. The choice is yours!
Einzigartiges Urlaubserlebnis für Naturliebhaber, Wanderfreunde oder Fotografen. Mit köstlichem Frühstück in der urigem Berghütte. Das Dachsteinplateau wartet auf dich! Steig ein und fahr mit. Wir sehen und oben!
World Heritage & history at a glance
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.
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!
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.
Save up to 30% off regular rates with public transportation, with shipping and boating opportunities, mountain railways and uphill facilities, salt mines, ice caves & caverns, museums, swimming opportunities as well as with various recreational facilities and activities
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.
Here you will find information for hikers, train travelers, motorists and much more. In addition to the following latest news, we will keep you up to date via our Twitter channel.
Indian Summer on Lake Hallstatt
Discover the gorgeous colours of autumn in the World Heritage region. It’s time for spectacular mountains, breathtaking sites and culinary delights. You will find it all during your autumn holiday in the Salzkammergut!
Experience an unforgettable day on the Iglmoosalm in Gosau! Drive up on the slow train, experience sheep mustering, delicious Alm delicacies and a musical program on the last Saturday in September.
The autumn lures with its magnificent play of colours: it is the perfect season to hike and watch the impressive spectacle of nature. From leisurely walks and hikes for families to more challenging mountain hikes. A rummage is worthwhile!
Winter holiday in Hallstatt: A fairytale in white
More fun. More enjoyment. More variety. Simply more holiday in the snow. Whether it's guided snowshoe hikes, ski tours, torchlight walks or a cool igloo build - this winter you can do it all! Take a look now, without obligation and feel the winter anticipation.
Pros and advanced skiers, beginners and those new to snow - for all of these Gosau and Obertraun has the right conditions to enjoy their skiing holiday in Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.
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!