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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!

Current information for rail passengers
Rail replacement service between "Steeg/Gosau" - "Stainach Irdning

Ferry service to Hallstatt suspended - no stop at Hallstatt station.
Dear guests, please note that between 15.05.2023 and 31.05.2023 there will be a rail replacement service by bus between the railway station "Steeg/Gosau (municipality of Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee) and Stainach Irdning. These are parked directly in front of the railway stations or stops. The regular ferry service between "Hallstatt Bahnhof" and "Hallstatt Markt" is suspended during this time. For passengers travelling to Hallstatt, this means that the rail replacement bus will take passengers directly to Hallstatt during this period: Bus Stop "Hallstatt Lahn". A crossing with the ferry boat is not possible. If you have any questions, please contact your bus driver in confidence. We wish you a pleasant journey.

  • Summary:
    Rail replacement services
    15.5.2023 - 31.5.2023
    Stations: Steeg/Gosau (municipality of Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee) - Stainach Irdning Transport by rail replacement buses
    Bus stop: in front of the stations
    In Hallstatt: "Hallstatt Lahn" (with in the town)

Shipping news
Tour boat "Hallstatt" takes over shuttle service to
"Hallstatt Station" during railway line closure

Note for all those who are on the “Ostuferwanderweg” in May 2023: During the Salzkammergut railway line closure from 15th May 2023 – 31st May 2023 (Whitsun), hikers and nature lovers can take the tour boat "Hallstatt" as part of the "Rundfahrt Süd" (Round Trip South) from or to the “Ostuferwanderweg” (East Shore Hiking Trail). During this period, passengers can also board at the ship landing stage. Please note that time or weather-related changes are possible at any time!

  • Overview
    Departure times from the landing stage "Hallstatt Markt"
    Price information
    Ticket: 15,00 Euro per person
    Normal price "Rundfahrt Süd (round trip south)
    Note: Dogs only with muzzle and lead
    Travel time: Approximately 40 minutes
  • Overview
    Departure times from the landing stage "Hallstatt Bahnhof" (Hallstatt Train Station)
    Price information
    Ticket: 3,50 Euro per person
    Note: Dogs only with muzzle and lead
    Travel time: Approximately 10 minutes
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    Tourist Office Hallstatt

    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut /
    Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
    Seestraße 114
    4830 Hallstatt
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 30
    Fax: +43 (0) 5 95095 74
    Opening hours
    Tourist Office Hallstatt

    Monday - Friday
    08:30 – 12:30
    13:00 – 17:00
    09:30 – 12:30
    13:00 – 16:00
    10:00 – 14:00
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Most wanted: You have to see these sights in Hallstatt!

The experience for the whole family! Daily tours through the Salt Mine in Hallstatt - A place to be!

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 / Instagram Hotspots

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.

Hallstatt Charnel House

With over 1200 skulls (more than 600 of which are painted and sorted by family), this small chapel is one of the most popular locations with visitors to Hallstatt.

Photos that not everyone has. Get a picture of Echern Valley in Hallstatt - A place to be!

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". Now take this picture and poten immediately. your friends will admire you.

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!

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.

Event calender & Highlights

Traditional Events in the Salzkammergut

Genuine and down-to-earth, varied and unusual - the traditional events in the Salzkammergut. This is how you get to know the country and its people! Come and see!

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!

Plucked music ensemble "Giocoso" in Hallstatt

A musical afternoon on the historic market square. A powerful open-air concert. You must not miss this!

Art & Culture Events in the Salzkammergut

The best of classical music, poetry, jazz, Austropop, theatre and customs through to cabaret and operetta. The best cultural events in the Salzkammergut at a click. Always up to date!

Part of your Journey: Experience city tours

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’

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!

Endless hiking - experience nature sustainably

Sound of nature: Best of Hiiking in the Salzkammergut - trails for every level

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!

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 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.

Sport & Leisure - Our most popular offers

One click: inspiration for active holidaysin 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.

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.

Just beautiful This winter will be romantic

“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!

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!

Pure winter sports fun

If you love nature, you can experience the romantic side of the cold season.

A winter fairy tale

Sking, Cross-country skiing, tobogganing, … there are many sides to winter holidays in the Gosau Valley.

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