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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!

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!

Events

Thu, Aug. 5, 2021 Ssalt mine (Salzwelten) Hallstatt, Salzbergstraße 1 Hallstatt

© Salzwelten AG

Thu, Aug. 5, 2021 Dachstein-Giant-Ice cave, Obertraun

© Schöpf | Tägliche Führung durch die Dachstein Eishöhle in Obertraun

Thu, Aug. 5, 2021 Dachstein-Giant-Ice cave, Obertraun

© Schöpf | Tägliche Führungen durch die “Dachstein Mammuthöhle“ in Obertraun

Thu, Aug. 5, 2021 Hand.Werk.Haus Salzkammergut, Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Thu, Aug. 5, 2021 10:00 — 16:00 Koppenbrüller cave (Koppenbrüllerhöhle), Obertraun

© Schöpf

Thu, Aug. 5, 2021 10:00 — 16:00 Bad Ischl, Bad Ischl

Sights at a Glance

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.

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.

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!

Large skull collection

Visit the ossuary of the Catholic Church of Hallstatt. Here, skulls and skeletal bones of the deceased are stored - the majority of the skulls are artfully painted and labeled.

Cool Water

Lake Hallstatt Explorer! Captain for the day

Experience the lakes around Hallstatt at their best – during a boat trip with friends or the whole family. Enjoy the absolute peace on Lake Hallstatt.

SUP – Stand-Up-Paddling on Lake Hallstatt

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!

Daily cruises on Lake Hallstatt

Whether large or small trip – this is where you will find an overview of daily excursions from May through October on Lake Hallstatt. Cast off and Ship Ahoy!

Guided tours

Village Tour ‘Hallstatt – If not now, then when?‘

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Hallstatt during an hour-long village tour of historical sites along picturesque lanes. No prior reservation necessary!.

Village Tour ‘Hallstatt by Land, Hallstatt by Water’


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 tour of Hallstatt 2021

History and stories from Hallstatt. Every Monday & Saturday afternoon.

"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.

Everything for Mountain Fanatics

Hiking around Lake Hallstatt

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!

Unforgettable nights in the mountains

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!

Breakfast in an Alpine hut

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.

Mountain Masses in the Salzkammergut

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.

Active Holiday in the Salzkammergut

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!

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.

Bathing at Lake Hallstatt

Whether it is after a wonderful hike in the mountains, a day trip or simply a swimming day with the whole family - we offer bathing fun to suit every taste.

Experience the Unusual

Daily Guided Canyoning Tours

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2021! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

Guided Sea Kayak and Canoe Tours on Lake Hallstatt

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2021! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

Unique Rope Experience in Bad Goisern

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!

Guided Climbing Offers in the Salzkammergut

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

The big open air concert “Harri Stojka meets Hendriks“

The big open air concert on the “Badeinsel” (bathing island) in Hallstatt. Musical enjoyment from the first to the last minute with free admission. Just the thing to round off an eventful day in the Salzkammergut.

All Events at a glance

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!

Summer events

Magical caves, deep tunnels and sporting challenges - here you can find an overview of the best events from June to August at a glance.

Echern Valley

The Glacier garden is a natural monument located in the Hallstatt Echern valley, is a relic from the last Ice age, close by is the waterfall "Waldbachstrub".

Romance on the lake

Let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque backdrop of Hallstatt, the world famous tourist town, at night and enjoy some carefree holiday hours aboard a traditional salt ship.

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!

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!

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.

Discount Experience Ticket

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

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.

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.

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.

Indian Summer on Lake Hallstatt

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!

Counting sheep in Gosau

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.

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!

Winter holiday in Hallstatt: A fairytale in white

Seductive Winter Experiences in the Salzkammergut

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.

Christmas Market in Hallstatt

Idyllic World Heritage Advent at yout winter holiday around Lake Hallstatt. Only on 8th December 2021. Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Hallstatt in Austria!

Ski & Snowboard

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.

“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!

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