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Hallstatt: Your holiday place in Austria

Holiday in the World Heritage Region

The village Hallstatt is such an unbelievably spectacular place that even the Chinese have created a copy of the ancient salt mine village. But only in the original will you discover this truly unique culture with such a history all in a breath-taking mountain setting. The market municipality was already inhabited in the 1st millenium before Christ: during this period - the iron age - the civilization flourished. The following pages you will discover all there is to make your vacation in Hallstatt an unforgetable one. Find hotels in Hallstatt online and spend an exciting holiday among mountains and lakes with events and culture along with a lot of nature in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. We look forward to your visit!

Best of Hallstatt - Sights at a Glance

Daily tours through the Salt Mine "Salzwelten" in Hallstatt

Feel the magic of bygone days and immerse yourself in a magical realm of glistening salt crystals, mysterious mine tunnels, where history comes alive.

From next Sat: “Skywalk“ Hallstatt

Everyone needs a bit of excitement! 360 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt: The spectacular viewing platform "World Heritage View" on the Salzberg (salt mountain). A must to be experienced!

Hallstatt photo point

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.

Large skull collection

Visit the ossuary of the Catholic Church of Hallstatt. Here, skulls and skeletal bones of the deceased are stored - the majority of the skulls are artfully painted and labeled.

Lake Hallstatt

Panorama Cruise Hallstatt Get on board and enjoy the lake

Daily trips across Lake Hallstatt. Always possible from 11:00. Cruises are available from a minimum of two people. A "must" for all selfie fans! Discover Lake Hallstatt with Navia. Quick and easy! Cast off!

Hallstatt Lake Shipping & Ferry Boat

Whether large or small trip – this is where you will find an overview of daily excursions from May through October on Lake Hallstatt. Cast off and Ship Ahoy!

Lake Hallstatt Explorer! Captain for the day

Experience the lakes around Hallstatt at their best – during a boat trip with friends or the whole family. Enjoy the absolute peace on Lake Hallstatt.

SUP – Stand-Up-Paddling on Lake Hallstatt

The world-famous view of Hallstatt, idyllic bathing spots, enjoyable stopovers - there is a lot to discover during stand-up paddling on Lake Hallstatt. An experience for both big and small water sports enthusiasts!

Guided tours - Part of your Journey

Daily Offer! Guided Tour of Hallstatt - We love to entertain you!

Experience the World Heritage Site in a very special way: On a flexible guided tour through the historic centre. Simply register now and experience history up close. You can't get more live than that.

Village Tour ‘Hallstatt by Land, Hallstatt by Water’


Daily Offer! Discover entirely new sides to Hallstatt during a tour by both land and water. This hour-long tour includes a trip aboard the historical salt ship, Navia. Reservations available. Only during nice weather. Only by prior reservation.

Guided tour of Hallstatt "World Heritage Tour" with schnapps tasting

A historical art robbery, a missing corpse and female "pack donkeys" are the ingredients for an historical tour through Hallstatt followed by a schnapps tasting - as a highlight. Cheers!

Guided tour of Hallstatt 2022

History and stories from Hallstatt. Every Saturday afternoon.

Hot Summer – Cool Water

Bathing island & children’s’ playground in Hallstatt

Recreation for visitors and locals. Equipped with a large children's play area, large sunbathing area and toilet facilities. Perfect for fun family bathing.

Hallstatt recreational area

Recreational area: Large bathing beach on Lake Hallstatt with a large sunbathing area, barbeque areas, snack bar and ample parking. Special feature: Unique panoramic views while swimming!

Overview: Bathing at Lake Hallstatt

Whether it is after a wonderful hike in the mountains, a day trip or simply a swimming day with the whole family - we offer bathing fun to suit every taste.

More Sight around Lake Hallstatt

Top Sights

There is so much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Old mines, mighty cave worlds or spectacular glaciers at romantic lakes - a paradise for cultural- and nature lovers.

Echern Valley

The Glacier garden is a natural monument located in the Hallstatt Echern valley, is a relic from the last Ice age, close by is the waterfall "Waldbachstrub".

Cave world for mountaineers

Cave world, World Heritage spiral and possibly the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps – all offer the perfect setting for a day’s adventure on the Krippenstein in Obertraun. Extended opening times. More time to enjoy the mountains.

Daily tours through the Ice cave

Multimedia shows, cave bears and rope bridge: The completely reconstructed Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice. .

Event calender & Highlights

Autumn Premiere: 33rd International Lake Hallstatt Run on 11th September 2022

This year, for the first time, runners will take to the half-marathon course, around picturesque Lake Hallstatt in autumn. So right after the summer holidays. After a two-year break, there is still plenty of time for training! Registration is possible from mid-March!

Open Air Concert in Hallstatt

Country-Time with Inga Lynch on the romantic marketplace of Hallstatt in Austria. The perfect end to your vacation day!

Classic Concerts in the Ice Cave 2022

t’s not just nature lovers who will find what they are looking for in this giant Ice cave – art lovers too can appreciate this eternal world of ice: every year in August in Obertraun , the Parsifal Dome is transformed into a unique concert hall

Harri Stojka Workshop 2022

From15th of August to 19th of August 2022 in the world-famous lakeside resort of Hallstatt - an unforgettable holiday with intoxicating music! Get informed with no obligation!

Hiking in the Salzkammergut

Hiking around Lake Hallstatt

Summit happiness and deep valleys, shady beer gardens, fragrant meadows, culture & culinary delights along the way - that's hiking in the Salzkammergut. Nature lovers will find everything to please their hiking hearts. Get a breath of mountain air now!

Mountain Moments

The “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level from August to October 2013 in Obertraun at Lake Hallstatt. Autumn time is hiking time! Come and join us!

Breakfast in an Alpine hut

Enjoy a special kind of breakfast. Take a seat and breathe in the early morning fresh air. Surrounded by pure alpine life, accompanied by the gentle ringing of cowbells, hereyou will find the ideal conditions to start your day.

Guided hikes

Feel as a team. Enjoy conversations, laugh and move, get out of breath, arrive together and look down into the valley and enjoy the wonderful views.

Active Holiday

Active Holiday in the Salzkammergut

Hiking, climbing, water sports, mountain biking - the mountains of the Salzkammergut meet all the requirements for a varied active holiday from spring through summer to autumn. Whether calm or fast-paced - there is something for everyone. Guaranteed!

Mountain biking

Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the Hallstatt is a bikers' paradise.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has become very popular in region Dachstein-Salzkammergut over the last number of years. And no wonder – there thousands of cliffs, bluffs and crags for climbers to test their skills.

Besondere Erlebnisse

Daily Guided Canyoning Tours

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2022! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

Guided Sea Kayak and Canoe Tours on Lake Hallstatt

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2022! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

Guided Climbing Offers in the Salzkammergut

Via ferrata training for beginners and advanced - guided via ferrata tours. Bookable daily. From 1st of May to 26th of October 2022. Registration is essential!

World Heritage & history at a glance

World Heritage museum 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!

History & World Heritage

Since living memory it was the salt which provided the wealth for the Inner Salzkammergut. The salt is the basis for the typical ancient customs and interesting cultural peculiarities.

Customs & traditions

Would you like to know more about tradition and customs? Here you can find out more about individual events and authentic folk culture. Interesting trivialities not found in any travel guide.

Videos of the World Heritage region

Videos of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. A journey through all the seasons in moving pictures. Ideal to get you into the mood for your holiday on Lake Hallstatt.

Service & Information

Information: Anything you want to know – at a glance

Whether you plan on staying in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region for several days or a mere few hours, whether you travel by yourself or with friends and family – we supply detailed information for your visit in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.

Hallstatt Tourist Office

Informative brochures and catalogues with great offers for any time of the year can be sent to you quickly and at no obligation.

Parking in Hallstatt

You might have noticed that the centre of Hallstatt is densely packed and the few existing parking lots are reserved for the local population.

Questions & Answers about Hallstatt

Our service for holidaymakers and guests during their visit to Hallstatt. Fast, easy and convenient to your request. You ask - we answer. The most important questions at a glance.

Previe Winter 2022 / 23

Ski & snowboard - Season start on 3.12. & 24.12.2022 in Gosau & Obertraun

Pros and advanced skiers, beginners and those new to snow - for all of these Gosau and Obertraun has the right conditions to enjoy their skiing holiday in Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.

“Silent Night“ in the Salzkammergut

Reflective, down to earth, delicious! Enjoy the pre-Christmas period in the Salzkammergut. A pleasure for all your senses! Where time stands still! Let yourself be enchanted. The place to be!

Gosauer Berg-Weihnacht 2021

A Procession of light and sound

The "Glöcklerlauf" is a time-honoured local tradition on 5th January. This is hardly surprising, as it is believed that the illuminated head decorations and the ringing of the bells bring good luck into the community in the coming year!

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