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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!

Sights at a Glance

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.

Archaeological excavations

Archaeological finds from the Celtic and Roman times and the Middle Ages unearthed by chance in the cellar of the sport shop Janu in Hallstatt

From 5.02.2022: A Winters walk to the Skywalk

Fairytale landscapes high above Hallstatt. With thrills on the Skywalk and culinary delights in the Rudolfsturm. For all those looking for short excursion routes. A "must" during your wintry Hallstatt visit.

From 5.02.2022: Daily tours through the Saltmine 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.

Winter holiday in Hallstatt: A fairytale in white

Seductive Winter Experiences in the Salzkammergut

More fun. More enjoyment. More variety. Simply more holiday in the snow. Whether it's guided snowshoe hikes, ski tours, torchlight walks or a cool igloo build - this winter you can do it all! Take a look now, without obligation and feel the winter anticipation.

Ski & Snowboard

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.

Skitouren sind die ideale Alternative: Hier erwarten Sie märchenhafte Winterlandschaften, einsame Täler, verschneite Gipfel, unberührte Hänge und unvergessliche Tiefschneeabfahrten.

Ski tours in Austria are the ideal alternative: Here awaits wonderful winter landscapes, secluded valleys, snowy peaks, pristine slopes and unforgettable deep snow covered runs.

Horse drawn sleigh rides

Wrapped in a thick wool blanket and warmed by the tentative rays of the winter sun, you can enjoy the peace of nature in the magical winter landscape of the UNESCO World Hertitage region..

Enjoy a gentle tour

Snow boot hiking

Discover nature with snowshoes on your feet: Enjoy the peaceful and quiet winter landscape, discover untouched nature and immerse yourself in the magic winter wonderlands far away from any hustle and bustle.

Holiday on Snow

The Dachstein Salzkammergut region claim to have wide areas of skiing freedom and no waiting at the lifts. For those who prefer the ski piste – no matter what age – may challenge the numerous slopes of the Dachstein area!

Climbing hall in Obertraun

For all beginners and advanced. Whatever the weather. With rope climbing walls, top rope areas, as well as boulder areas of the difficulty levels 3 to 10. Try it now.

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing is considered to be one of the healthiest sports. And of course cross-country skiing is probably some of the best there is.

Event calender & Highlights

The first highlight of the year! "International Winter Variety Show 2022"

A beautiful, magical event inspired by the "wise men" is casting its shadows: the "International Winter Variety Show " from 11th - 13th February 2022 with Dirk Denzer's new show "Spirit Dreams" in Bad Ischl.

Crib exhibition in a historic cellar

A very special piece of folk art in the rooms of the archaeological excavations under the Janu sports shop in Hallstatt.

All Events at a glance

What's going on in the Salzkammergut? All events at a click. Our event calendar at a click. From conventions to concerts. From nature to culture. Here you will find events in Obertraun, Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau or Bad Ischl. From tradition to hiking. The choice is yours!

Ice skating in Bad Ischl

The daily skating pleasure in the fairytale winter landscape with skate rental. I must go there!

World Heritage & history at a glance

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.

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!

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.

Service & Information

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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.

Lake Hallstatt

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!

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