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What you should know

Below you will find information for hikers, train travelers, motorists and much more. In addition to the following latest news, we will keep you up to date via our Twitter channel. At www.twitter.com/visithallstatt you will be informed daily about news, events and everything "important". Subscribe now. It pays off.

Corona Special
Important things to know before your holiday

A look at the most important things that you need to know before your holiday in Austria and thus also in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

A warm welcome

From gastronomy and accommodation to leisure activities: Austria ended the lockdown in mid-May 2021 and tourist travel is finally possible again! Austria's hosts are looking forward to welcoming you.
For your safety, special protective measures will apply during summer 2021.
FFP2 masks are part of good manners in indoor areas accessible to the public, such as in public transport, museums, in shops or in cable cars. Austria is top for the number of Corona tests carried out. We not only regularly test your hosts, but also make the testing infrastructure available to our guests.

Current Situation in Austria

The following measures are currently in effect:

  • Hotels, restaurants, night clubs etc. are open. Find protective measures here.
  • Shops, museums, culture and leisure facilities are open. Events can take place again under strict protective measures. Find more information here.
  • Entry regulations are in effect.
  • For almost all public indoor and some outdoor spaces (hotels, restaurants, events etc.), you will need to show either a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination/past infection. Find more information on these so-called "entry tests" here.
  • FFP2 masks are required for everyone on public transport, in cable cars, and essential businesses such as supermarkets, chemists, petrol stations, banks. FFP2 masks required in all shops and museums for those that are not vaccinated or have recovered from COVID.
  • Rules for the winter season have been announced - find more information here.
  • Depending on the situation in Austria's intensive care units, stricter rules may be imposed.
  • We will provide more information as it becomes available.
  • Please note: The following information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy.

What do I need for Cable Cars & Co.
around Lake Hallstatt & the Gosau Valley?

Proof of being tested, vaccinated or recovered, applies in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut to the following excursion destinations and cable cars, among others:

  • Funicular to the Skywalk in Hallstatt
  • Archaeological excavations Sports shop Janu
  • Salzkammergut Hand.Werk.Haus in Bad Goisern
  • Hallstatt ossuary
  • Hallstatt World Heritage Museum
  • Gosaukammbahn to the Zwieselalm
  • Hallstatt Salt Mine
  • Cave worlds Dachstein Krippenstein
  • Dachstein Krippenstein
  • Cable car to the summit and the Five Fingers
    Koppenbrüller cave
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Accommodation booking options

Questions?

If you have any questions on these topics, please contact the staff at Tourism Information.

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.

 

Hiking latest
Current trail closures and more...

Dear hikers and nature lovers, below we would like to inform you about current trail closures in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. This way you are informed even faster about current occurrences in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt and Obertraun; and you can start your hiking day in a relaxed manner.

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Steeg - Bad Ischl hikeable again

Dear hiking friends, good news from the Salzkammergut Soleweg. The section between the Bad Goisern district of Steeg and Bad Ischl has been hikeable again since mid-July 2021. The rest of the trail in the direction of Ebensee will be reopened in 2022. The section from Hallstatt to Steeg (Bad Goisern) will then take place in 2024 - just in time for the Capital of Culture Year.

If you still don't want to wait that long and want to hike from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl, we can recommend the following alternative:
From Hallstatt by ferry to the station, on the “Ostuferwanderweg” (east shore hiking trail) to Steeg and then on the Salzkammergut Soleweg via Bad Goisern and Lauffen to Bad Ischl. The walking time for this alternative is about 6 hours. Refreshment stops: Weißenbachwirt, Steegwirt or Seeraunzn. We wish you a pleasant hike!

Another note for hikers in Hallstatt: The ascent via the Soleweg from Hallstatt to the Salzberg remains closed and parts of the World Heritage Hiking Trail in Hallstatt are also not accessible at the moment. Thank you for your understanding. Your editorial team.

 

What you now need to know when staying overnight in a hut

Note for all alpine hikers and mountain enthusiasts: In these very special times we would like to recommend a few tips for overnight stays in mountain huts. Please register in good time for your overnight stay. The best thing to do is call the hut host. You can find the contact in the respective entries in "Information at a glance". Contact subject to changes. Please take your own sleeping bag with you. Currently there is also a smaller offer of overnight accommodation at the huts - for example in the dormitory.

Therefore, overnight stays are only possible with prior registration. Please register in good time! Finally, a little tip: If you plan your mountain tour properly and start early, you will get more of the mountain experience. We hope you enjoy hiking in the Salzkammergut.


Shipping News
No northern Connection in 2021

Dear boat trip friends, please note that the "Round Trip North" will not take place in summer and autumn 2021 on Lake Hallstatt in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
The following landing stages will therefore not be served in 2021:

  • In Bad Goisern
    Obersee (Seeraunzn)
    Untersee (Bad Goisern open-air bathing area)
    Steeg (Steegwirt / Salzkammergut “Soleweg”)

Tip for hikers on the “Ostuferwanderweg” (East Shore hiking trail)

At the moment only the stops "Hallstatt Bahnhof" and "Obertraun" are served. For return journeys from Obertraun to Bad Goisern, the public bus (OÖVV) is available. Details can be found below.
Thank you for your understanding.

Your editors

What you now need to know when staying overnight in a hut

Note for all alpine hikers and mountain enthusiasts: In these very special times we would like to recommend a few tips for overnight stays in mountain huts. Please register in good time for your overnight stay. The best thing to do is call the hut host. You can find the contact in the respective entries in "Information at a glance". Contact subject to changes. Please take your own sleeping bag with you. Currently there is also a smaller offer of overnight accommodation at the huts - for example in the dormitory.

Therefore, overnight stays are only possible with prior registration. Please register in good time! Finally, a little tip: If you plan your mountain tour properly and start early, you will get more of the mountain experience. We hope you enjoy hiking in the Salzkammergut.


Slot system for coaches

>From the spring of 2020 Hallstatt will receive a slot system for coaches. Each coach must then register via an online platform prior to the visit to Hallstatt. At the moment the preparations are in progress. The exact time for the introduction is not yet known. For questions in the run-up to the introduction, please contact Hallstatt Parking Management (PEB) at the e-mail address peb@hallstatt.ooe.gv.at z.

  • Service
    Parking in Hallstatt
    Overview here…

 

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