Recreational paradise on Lake Hallstatt
Summer, blue skies, sunshine: Indispensable on a summer vacation, in the Salzkammergut, is the extensive bathing fun. The family-friendly beach in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt is one of the most beautiful and best maintained swimming facilities on Lake Hallstatt and scores high with guests and hosts in many ways: with a beach volleyball court, children’s playground, barbeque areas, water slide, and even free parking.
The large sunbathing area, the spacious changing rooms and the beautifully situated snack bar, with a variety of delicacies, are ideal for long swimming days in the World Heritage region of Hallstatt / Dachstein Salzkammergut. This is what makes bathing in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt fun: Summer, sun, Salzkammergut!
How do storm warning beacons work?
Whether you’re out in a rental boat from one of the numerous rental agencies on Lake Hallstatt or underway in your own vessel, there is always a potential for storms or high waves on the lake. Storm warning beacons call attention to the weather conditions in the area. The storm warning beacons (an orange, blinking spotlight) are positioned in the north and south so that at least one signal is visual from any point on the lake.
In this manner, water enthusiasts can be immediately warned in the event of strong winds or storms. You should be aware of and heed the respective signals. A quickly rotating light signifies an approaching storm. You should leave the water immediately!
A slowly rotating light means that a storm can arise at some point in the near future. You may remain on the water but stay close to shore. Should you find yourself in a dangerous situation, call the emergency number 130. Your boat rental agency is available to answer additional questions. We hope you have a memorable and safe outing on Lake Hallstatt.
If you have any questions on these topics, please contact the staff at Tourism Information.
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Tourism information Bad Goisern
Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100
Tourism information Gosau
Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20
Tourism information Hallstatt
Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30
Tourism information Obertrau
n Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40
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.
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Already more than 200 years ago the world traveller Alexander von Humboldt appreciated Lake Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut and named Hallstatt "the most beautiful lakeside resort in the world". Now, just two centuries later, the numerous visitors from all over the world have also learnt cherish Lake Hallstatt. Whether for a romantic cruise with an electric boat or on board one of the excursion ships, whether it be bathing in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern or Obertraun, or hiking along the fjord-like waters - Lake Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut has captivated everyone. And so it is hardly surprising that on the water and on its shores, more and more recreation seekers are enjoying themselves. A holiday destination for those who are looking for variety. And when are you coming to Lake Hallstatt?