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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

© Kraft | Aussichtsplattform

From next Sat: “Skywalk“ Hallstatt

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!

© 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.

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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 of January 2020!

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.

Events

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Traditional evening in Hallstatt

Two hours of folklore and fun with sensational folk dances, rustic Schuhplattler and the indigenous sound of alpine music in the uniquely beautiful scenery of Hallstatt.

Race around the lake

The annual half-marathon, around Lake Hallstatt, will take place on Sunday 28th of April 2019. Many runners from around the world are expected to return. Come and take part! Online registration is already possible!

Corpus Christi procession Hallstatt

Colourful Corpus Christi procession in the Catholic parish church, the romantic marketplace and the unique Lake Hallstatt. A truly "heavenly" experience!

© Ertl/Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee | Vollmondfahrt über den Hallstättersee

Full moon trip across Lake Hallstatt

This traditional boat was once used to transport the "white gold", which was mined from the world’s oldest salt mine in Hallstatt, over Lake Hallstatt and then continuing on the Traun to the Danube.

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Up to the sunrise on the mountain

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!

© Schöpf | Tägliche Führung durch die Dachstein Eishöhle in Obertraun

Daily tours through the Ice cave

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. Open daily from 27th April to 27th Octobe 2019.

Workshops 2019

Harri Stojka Workshop 2019

End of August 2019 in the world-famous lakeside resort of Hallstatt - an unforgettable holiday with intoxicating music! Get informed with no obligation!

© Kraft | Line Dance Wochenende in Hallstatt

Line Dance Weekend in Hallstatt

Line up and dance with us! Friends of the Line Dancing can expect an atmospheric dance weekend with fantastic workshops with the stars of the scene and numerous surprises.

Yodel course on the Gjaidalm

Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo! From 26th to 28th July 2019. A weekend full of sound, surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Dachstein Mountains.

Hiking

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.

"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.

© Kraft | 7-Tage Trekking Tour durchs Welterbe

7-day trekking tour through the World Heritage

A hiking experience for all nature lovers. Seven-day trekking with summit ascents. On the trail of salt and alpine farming, of mountain pioneers and the "eternal" ice of the Hallstatt glacier. Places are limited - so register now!

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.

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!

Christmas Market in Hallstatt 2019

Authentic customs, living traditions and a touch of romance on 8th od December 2109. Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Hallstatt in Austria!

© 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.

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.

Traffic news

Expect long delays between 23th April 2019 and 26th April 2019 on the Hallstättersee state road (L547) due to rock clearing.

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.

Buy train tickets at the tourist office

From now on, buy train tickets directly in the tourist offices of Hallstatt and Bad Goisern. An easy and convenient way to get your tickets for public transport.

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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