Discover the fjord-like Lake Hallstatt aboard the traditional salt boat “Salarius”!  - © Kraft

Unforgettable holiday experience: "Salt Ship" Navia Obertraun & Hallstatt

Boating back to yesteryear

Take an extraordinary ride on Lake Hallstatt with NAVIA, and turn back time. In a Zille, sister to those that transported the “white gold” from Hallstatt’s Salzberg, or Salt Mountain, into the wider world 500 years ago.

In a Zille, known locally as Fuhre!

The Zille is a historical boat type with a flat bottom. However, a Zille of the form typical for this area of Austria, the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, is called a Plätte or a Fuhre (“Fua”). Fuhren were working boats that once plied the waters of Lake Hallstatt and the River Traun. NAVIA will allow you to experience the unique appeal of this bygone era in a novel, wonderful way on board one of our hand-crafted, faithful reproductions of a historical Fuhre.

Come aboard!

NAVIA invites you to enjoy Lake Hallstatt’s unparalleled scenery and special charm aboard one of our Zillen, which are accurate reproductions of the historical boats. Either on acircular cruise, the regularly scheduled service, or one of the theme rides. Whichever option you choose, your ride will give you the opportunity to see and feel the lake, the mountains and Hallstatt from a very special perspective.

Forward – to the past!

Our fleet currently consists of two Zillen, both 12 metres long and 1.8 metres wide. A boatman with a steady hand will accompany you on your ride. Along the way, he will relate stories from the history of the region around the lake. And tell you just about everything you want to know about Hallstatt, the lake and the Zillen.

Find out more!

Find out now about your very personal excursion across Lake Hallstatt on the service number +43 (0) 650 6177165: You can also get details regarding crossing times, landing stages and weather-related postponements. Still a bit unsure - due to foreign language? The local tourism offices or your friendly hosts will be more than happy to make a reservation on your behalf. We wish you relaxing hours and memorable moments aboard the traditional salt ship "Salarius" during a vacation in Hallstatt, Obertraun, Bad Goisern and Gosau.Gosau. Embark on a great journey!

Offers from Salt Ship Navia on Lake Hallstatt

Panorama Cruise Hallstatt Get on board and enjoy the lake

Navia – Boat rides in ancient wooden boats

Navia Events on Lake Hallstatt

Sat, Jul. 27, 2024 15:00 — 16:00 Boat landing stage "Navia" Hallstatt, Seestraße 89 Hallstatt

Thu, Jun. 19, 2025 09:30 Obertraun, Obertraun

Hallstatt booking - Are you still looking for accommodation?

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.