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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!

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Info for Krippenstein and Zwieselalm
Season start on 19th May 2021

Due to the current situation - "keyword Covid19" - the start of the season at the Cave Worlds and the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car in Obertraun, as well as the Gosaukammbahn on the Zwieselalm in Gosau have been postponed.

The new season start date is 19th May 2021. The Koppenbrüller Cave will also start the 2021 summer season at this time.

Note for all ski tourers: The running time for the early morning rides on the Krippenstein has been extended. You can find more info here.

A final note: The cable cars on the Feuerkogel in Ebensee and the Grünberg in Gmunden also start the new summer season on 19th May 2021.

Short information
Open from 19th of May 2021:

  • Salt mine in Hallstatt
  • Dachstein Krippenstein cable car to the Five Fingers and the Dachstein shark
    Giant Ice Cave and Mammut Cave in Obertraun
  • Gosaukamm cable car to the Zwieselalm in Gosau
  • Cafes and Restaurants
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  • Cable car to the Skywalk in Hallstatt
    Friday – Sunday
  • Bonehouse Hallstatt
    Wednesday – Sunday
  • World Heritage Museum

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Experience it live now: Skywalk Hallstatt

Currently open at weekends. Friday to Sunday! Salzberg cable car to the Skywalk above Hallstatt. Thrills at a distance. 200 metres above Hallstatt. Can be experienced from Friday to Sunday! The ideal photo spot for all Instagrammers. And when will you dare to take the step?

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.

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!

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".

Sights at a Glance

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.

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.

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.

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

Everything for Mountain Fanatics

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!

Unforgettable nights in the mountains

Why not combine an unforgettable hiking tour with a cosy night in a romantic mountain hut? Yes, why not indeed! Forego all the frills and get back to nature - to the simple life!

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.

Mountain Masses in the Salzkammergut

In the midst of untouched nature and centuries-old cultural landscapes, people find contemplation and tranquillity at numerous mountain masses and mountain services, and find comfort and gratitude in communal prayer.

Guided tours

Village Tour ‘Hallstatt by Land, Hallstatt by Water’


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.

Village Tour ‘Hallstatt – If not now, then when?‘

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Hallstatt during an hour-long village tour of historical sites along picturesque lanes. No prior reservation necessary!.

Guided tour of Hallstatt 2021

History and stories from Hallstatt. Every Monday & Saturday afternoon.

"Echerntal Discovery Tour"

Guided hike in Hallstatt for the whole family to the beauties of the Echerntal valley: Waldbachstrub waterfall, glacier garden, painter and literary trail and lots more. Family and senior friendly.

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.

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!

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.

Experience the Unusual

Daily Guided Canyoning Tours

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2021! 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 2021! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

Unique Rope Experience in Bad Goisern

There are suspension bridges, balancing trees, rope swing, flying fox slides, abseiling points, short via ferrata climbs and much more to explore. Please note: Registration is essential!

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 2021. Registration is essential!

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!

Corpus Christi procession Hallstatt

Colourful Corpus Christi procession in the Catholic parish church, the romantic marketplace and the unique Lake Hallstatt. A truly "heavenly" experience!

Summer events

Magical caves, deep tunnels and sporting challenges - here you can find an overview of the best events from June to August at a glance.

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.

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.

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.

Discount Experience Ticket

Save up to 30% off regular rates with public transportation, with shipping and boating opportunities, mountain railways and uphill facilities, salt mines, ice caves & caverns, museums, swimming opportunities as well as with various recreational facilities and activities

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.

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.

News from the World Heritage

Here you will find information for hikers, train travelers, motorists and much more. In addition to the following latest news, we will keep you up to date via our Twitter channel.

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