Sights of this World Heritage region

Hallstatt - an unforgettable piece of Austria

There is so much to discover in Hallstatt and the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Some of the most beautiful sights: The oldest salt mine in the world, the Salzwelten in Hallstatt, the cave worlds in the Dachstein Hiking World on the Krippenstein in Obertraun and the majestic glaciers of the Dachstein at lake Gosau. With its archaeological sites and scenic impressions the world famous holiday destination Hallstatt scores especially high with visitors interested in culture and nature. To help you to find the highlights, we have summarised the most beautiful sights, attractions and spectacles of nature for you here. We wish you a pleasant stay in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut and would be happy to welcome you on a discovery tour through the World Heritage site.

Don't read, listen

For all visitors who want to learn more about the historical background, we have assigned the tracks of the Hallstatt Audio theme trail to the individual sights. You can now easily use your smartphone as a guide. Give it a try!

The Neuwildenstein Stately Home

Bad Goisern | Hand.Werk.Haus: Still not found any souvenirs from your vacation? Then why not take a look at Hand.Werk.Haus Goisern in the town's centre. Here you will find a large selection of unique handicrafts "Made in Salzkammergut" for all occasions.

» The Neuwildenstein Stately Home

Discover Lake Hallstatt

Hallstatt | Lake Hallstatt: Enjoy the world-famous view on the old salt mining village of Hallstatt from lake Hallstatt. A unique event that you will never forget!

» Cast off! Discover Lake Hallstatt

The Anzeau open-air museum

Bad Goisern | The mill is part of a so-called pair-farm and typical for the Salzkammergut region. There are living quarters, a barn and adjacent old mill and lumber mill.

» The Anzeau open-air museum

The spa gardens in Bad Goisern

Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt | Spa gardens: An oasis of calm and relaxation. Surrounded by old knotted trees, beautiful flower borders and a small stream. With an adventure playground and mini golf.

» The spa gardens in Bad Goisern

“Skywalk“ of Hallstatt

Hallstatt | Salzberg: 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! 

» ‘World Heritage View’ on Hallstatt’s Salzberg

© Kraft | Aussichtsplattform

The World Heritage museum of 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!

» World Heritage Museum Hallstatt

Hallstatt Salt Worlds

Hallstatt | Salt mine: 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!

» Salzwelten Salt Mines of Hallstatt

Dachstein Caves

Obertraun | The Giant Ice Caves: One of the greatest Ice caves in the world and one of the greatest sightseeing destinations in the Alps. Closed until 28. april 2012.

» Dachstein Caves

The tough life of a Lumber Jack

Bad Goisern | The lumbering museum: Discover the long forgotten world of manual labour.

 

» The tough life of a Lumber Jack

The Landler museum

Bad Goisern | The Landler or Transylvanian Landler museum: Discover the traditions and history of the Landler in a rare exhibition.

» The Landler museum

Advent Market in the Hand.Werk.Haus 2018

Bad Goisern | Advent Market in the Hand.Werk.Haus: On Saturday and Sunday (15./16.12.2018) craftsmen and women from the Salzkammergut will be hosting a festive Christmas Market. Over 20 of our most talented artists proudly present their products both inside and in the courtyard at the Neuwildenstein stately home.

» Advent Market in the Hand.Werk.Haus

Echern Valley

Discover the various beauties off the beaten track: Crystal clear wild streams, breathtaking waterfalls, stony gardens and many small treasures along the edge of the trail. When will we see you in the Echerntal of Hallstatt?

» Echern Valley

Unforgettable holiday experience

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.

» Unforgettable holiday experience

© Kraft | Salarius - die neue und traditionelle Schifffahrt am Hallstättersee

Mountain Adventures in Obertraun

Obertraun | Krippenstein: Discover the fairytale world of the Ice cave and follow in the footsteps of the cave researchers through the Mammut Cave and Koppenbrüller Cave. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins on the 5fingers viewing platform.

» Mountain Adventures in Obertraun

Visit Bad Goisern local craftsmen

Bad Goisern | combination of all things old and modern - eg the "Hand. Werk.Haus" and Neuwildenstein stately home, the Kirchengasse passageway and the lower Marktstrasse (market street).

» Visit Bad Goisern local craftsmen

Hiking begins with the first step

Fancy a holiday with a difference? Backpacking and at one with unique landscape? Footloose and fancy free? Timeless and carefree? Then why not take one of the many long distance trails that lead through the holiday region around Lake Hallstatt in Austria. One of the most beautiful long distance trails is the “SalzAlpenSteig” between the romantic Lake Hallstatt and the ‘Bavarian Sea’ - Lake Chiemsee. The long distance hiking trail takes you through the most beautiful corners of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: Over scenic hiking trails, rustic mountain huts, with unforgettable panoramic views. And who knows? Maybe we'll bump into each other? On the “SalzAlpenSteig” between Hallstatt and Lake Chiemsee in Germany.

Dinner is served - a taste of Austria

“It is well known that eating and drinking sustains both body and soul”. People within the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut stay true to this old saying. Sometimes rustic, sometimes modern, but always authentic – that is the cuisine within the Salzkammergut. This includes traditional meat dishes as well as heavenly sweet pastries and, typical for the lake region of the Salzkammergut - exquisite fish specialties. Connoisseurs can also enjoy an incomparable mix of culture, history and regional delicacies at numerous events between mountains and lakes. Let yourself be pampered; In the summer after a long mountain or bike tour. In winter, after an unforgettable day on the slopes or simply by a romantic dinner during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. Let yourself be inspired and take a look at our culinary hosts within the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. We wish " Guten Appetit".

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.

» Summer events

Magical Spots between Mountains and Lakes

From the Kalverienberg in Gosau, which offers visitors fantastic panoramas of the Gosau Valley, the romantic Koppenwinkel Lake in Obertraun with its absolute tranquillity, to the incomparable charm of the “Goiserer Seeplatzl”, the numerous enchanting locations of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut wait to be discovered. We’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful natural settings between mountains and lakes just for you—and new ideas are continually added!

Information at a glance

  • Contact
    Tourist Office Hallstatt

    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut / Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
    Seestraße 99
    4830 Hallstatt
    Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 30
    Fax: +43-6134-8352
    E-Mail: hallstatt@dachstein-salzkammergut.at

    Opening hours
    Tourist Office Hallstatt

    November to April: Mon – Fri 8.30 - 17:00 hrs.
    Sat./Sun./Holiday 9.00 - 15.00 hrs
    May to October: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 18.00 hrs.
    Sat, Sun & Holidays 9.00 - 15.00 hrs.