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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

Hallstatt Salt Worlds

On the trail of the "Man in Salt" in the oldest salt mine in the world. Going through tunnels which have been hand dug by people over 3000 years ago. A Family Experience!

© 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.

© Kraft | Aussichtsplattform

“Skywalk“ Hallstatt

Everyone needs a bit of excitement! 350 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt: The spectacular viewing platform "World Heritage View" on the Salzberg (salt mountain). A must to be experienced!

Winter holiday in Hallstatt: A fairytale in white

Holiday on Snow

Discover the region around Lake Hallstatt at the Winter Time. Skiing, powder snow and more…

© Kraft | Traditioneller Krampuslauf Hallstatt

Krampus Run in Hallstatt

Colourful fire show with hot drinks, St. Nicholas, and lots of devilishly good masks. A hell of a good spectacle that shouldn’t be missed!

Advent in Hallstatt

“Silent Night“ in Hallstatt

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

Christmas Market in Hallstatt 2018

Authentic customs, living traditions and a touch of romance. Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Hallstatt in Austria!

©  DAG/Schöpf |

Guided snowshoe hikes

Guided snowshoe hike on the 2000 meter high Krippenstein in Obertraun of about 2 1/2 hours. Equipment is provided. Two appointments daily. Only with preregistration! Equipment is provided.

Torchlight 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.

Discover Hallstatt in Spring, Summer and Autumn

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!

"Echerntal Discovery Tour"

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.

Corpus Christi procession Hallstatt

The special holiday begins with a service in the Catholic parish church and is continued at the festively decorated market square. The highlight is the colorful procession on Lake Hallstatt.

Holiday in Autumn in Hallstatt

© Kraft | Herbst in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Golden Autumn in the Mountains

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!

Autumn is Spa Time

Now that the days are getting shorter and cooler again, you long for more warmth and relaxation. It's the ideal time for a spa visit.

Hiking in Autumn

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!

Adventure Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

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.

Outdoor providers

Around Hallstatt you will find a selection of outdoor providers who offer you the possibility to experience an exciting and eventful holidays adventure around Lake hallstatt in Austria.

© Kraft | Geführte Wanderungen in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Guided hikes

Feel as a team. Enjoy conversations, laugh and move, get out of breath, arrive together and look down into the valley and enjoy the wonderful views.

A climbing paradise for beginners and the experienced

Rugged rock faces, ridges and turrets - the magical fascination can be felt immediately. Whether you are a newcomer, an experienced mountaineer or a passionate climber – you will find it around Lake Hallstatt. ATTENTION! "Echerntalwand" via ferrata in Hallstatt is closed due to a recent forest fire.

Mountain biking

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

© Outdoor Leadership | Canyoning im Salzkammergut bei einem Urlaub in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Canyoning around Lake Hallstatt

Sometimes wild, sometimes picturesque - definitely natural! Beautiful gorges & canyons and many new experiences and adventures await you while canyoning in the World Heritage.

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.

World Heritage museum Hallstatt

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!

© 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.

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.

News from the World Heritage

As soon as we have up-to-date information for hikers, motorists or train travelers, you will find out here first.

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.

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