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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!

Current Corona/Covid19 information

Due to the increasing number of infections caused by the global Corona pandemic (Covid19), there will be a further lockdown in  Austria from Monday 22nd November 2021 to 17th of December 2021. Public life will be shut down. This means:
  • All attractions closed
  • Events cancelled
  • No rental
  • Gastronomy closed

Please note

Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time.
We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.Your editorial team.

Sights at a Glance

A Winters walk to the Skywalk

Fairytale landscapes high above Hallstatt. With thrills on the Skywalk and culinary delights in the Rudolfsturm. For all those looking for short excursion routes. A "must" during your wintry Hallstatt visit.

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.

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.

Archaeological excavations

Archaeological finds from the Celtic and Roman times and the Middle Ages unearthed by chance in the cellar of the sport shop Janu in Hallstatt

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.

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.

Skitouren sind die ideale Alternative: Hier erwarten Sie märchenhafte Winterlandschaften, einsame Täler, verschneite Gipfel, unberührte Hänge und unvergessliche Tiefschneeabfahrten.

Ski tours in Austria are the ideal alternative: Here awaits wonderful winter landscapes, secluded valleys, snowy peaks, pristine slopes and unforgettable deep snow covered runs.

Horse drawn sleigh rides

Wrapped in a thick wool blanket and warmed by the tentative rays of the winter sun, you can enjoy the peace of nature in the magical winter landscape of the UNESCO World Hertitage region..

Enjoy a gentle tour

Snow boot hiking

Discover nature with snowshoes on your feet: Enjoy the peaceful and quiet winter landscape, discover untouched nature and immerse yourself in the magic winter wonderlands far away from any hustle and bustle.

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!

Climbing hall in Obertraun

For all beginners and advanced. Whatever the weather. With rope climbing walls, top rope areas, as well as boulder areas of the difficulty levels 3 to 10. Try it now.

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing is considered to be one of the healthiest sports. And of course cross-country skiing is probably some of the best there is.

Event calender & Highlights

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!

Torch walk in Hallstatt

Wait until it's dark! Then Hallstatt shows itself from a completely different side and stories take on their very own charm. To be experienced every Saturday. In prominent footsteps through the night!

Ice skating in Bad Ischl

The daily skating pleasure in the fairytale winter landscape with skate rental. I must go there!

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.

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.

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