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.
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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!
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.
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!
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.
Shady trees, a small stream, lots of benches to "unwind" and plenty of peace and quiet. The “Kurpark” (spa park) of Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt brings a time-out to everyday life - and right in the centre. An oasis of peace and relaxation. See you there!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Bad Goisern | The lumbering museum: Discover the long forgotten world of manual labour.
Bad Goisern | The Landler or Transylvanian Landler museum: Discover the traditions and history of the Landler in a rare exhibition.
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?
The photo point, which is just a short walk from the market square, is one of the world's most beautiful motives. Millions of people have already been photographed against the stunning backdrop, which for many visitors counts as one of the most beautiful motives in Europe.
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.
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.
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).