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
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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!
Bad weather events today
Tue, May. 24, 2022 Koppenbrüller cave (Koppenbrüllerhöhle), Obertraun
Tue, May. 24, 2022 Salt mine (Salzwelten) Hallstatt, Hallstatt
Tue, May. 24, 2022 Dachstein-Giant-Ice cave, Obertraun
Tue, May. 24, 2022 Dachstein-Giant-Ice cave, Obertraun
Tue, May. 24, 2022 09:00 — 16:00 Altaussee salt mine, Altaussee
Tue, May. 24, 2022 10:00 — 16:00 Altaussee salt mine, Altaussee
Best of Hallstatt - Sights at a Glance
Feel the magic of bygone days and immerse yourself in a magical realm of glistening salt crystals, mysterious mine tunnels, where history comes alive.
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!
More Sight around Lake Hallstatt
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.
Cave world, World Heritage spiral and possibly the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps – all offer the perfect setting for a day’s adventure on the Krippenstein in Obertraun. Extended opening times. More time to enjoy the mountains.
Multimedia shows, cave bears and rope bridge: The completely reconstructed Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice. .
Event calender & Highlights
This year, for the first time, runners will take to the half-marathon course, around picturesque Lake Hallstatt in autumn. So right after the summer holidays. After a two-year break, there is still plenty of time for training! Registration is possible from mid-March!
Enjoy the tranquil World Heritage town of Hallstatt twice: sightseeing with pleasure. On Saturday 4th June 2022, the square in front of the World Heritage Museum in Hallstatt will present its culinary side. You're sure to find some souvenirs to take home with you! A culinary holiday greeting from Lake Hallstatt.
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!
Hiking in the Salzkammergut
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!
The “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level from August to October 2013 in Obertraun at Lake Hallstatt. Autumn time is hiking time! Come and join us!
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.
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.
Would you like to experience something very special during your holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut? Then check-in on one of the traditional salt boats. Ferry rides in ancient wooden boats, There’s plenty to experience on the wold wooden boats!
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!
Hot Summer – Cool Water
Recreation for visitors and locals. Equipped with a large children's play area, large sunbathing area and toilet facilities. Perfect for fun family bathing.
Recreational area: Large bathing beach on Lake Hallstatt with a large sunbathing area, barbeque areas, snack bar and ample parking. Special feature: Unique panoramic views while swimming!
Via ferrata training for beginners and advanced - guided via ferrata tours. Bookable daily. From 1st of May to 26th of October 2022. Registration is essential!
World Heritage & history at a glance
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!
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.
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.
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.
Service & Information
For all bargain hunters. Available at any tourist office. Free for stays of three nights or more. Save on mountain cable cars or tourist sights. Pick up the Salzkammergut Card now. A good choice!
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.
Previe Winter 2022 / 23
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!
The "Glöcklerlauf" is a time-honoured local tradition on 5th January. This is hardly surprising, as it is believed that the illuminated head decorations and the ringing of the bells bring good luck into the community in the coming year!