View of the historic town of Hallstatt on Lake Hallstatt as the morning sun shines over the Salzkammergut mountains
View of Hallstatt, Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding mountains of the Salzkammergut in summer

Rainy weather programme in the Salzkammergut

The Salzkammergut offers a wealth of cultural, adventure and recreational opportunities, even on rainy days. Here are some of the most important attractions and sights that you can visit in this picturesque region of Austria in bad weather.

Bad weather in Hallstatt

View over the rooftops of Hallstatt with a wonderful view of Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding mountain landscape of the Salzkammergut

Museums and exhibitions:

Hallstatt World Heritage Museum

In the Hallstatt World Heritage Museum you can immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the town. Over 7000 years of Hallstatt invite you on a journey from the Stone Age to the present day. The eras can be experienced in a virtual and visual way.

Hallstatt Ossuary

An impressive collection of over 600 artistically painted skulls can be found in the ossuary in Hallstatt. This 18th century custom is still practised today and Hallstatt is home to the largest collection of skulls in the world.

Salzkammergut Hand.Werk.Haus

Handicrafts and cultural treasures from the Salzkammergut can be admired here. The handicraft exhibition was honoured with the UNESCO Register of Good Practice. Courses and workshops are offered.

The Bad Goisern local history and country museum

The Heimat- und Landlermuseum in Bad Goisern offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating history and tradition of the region.

Photo museum in Bad Ischl

The Marmorschlössl, once the teahouse of Empress Elisabeth, now houses a museum with the most important photo-historical collections of Prof. Hans Frank.

Museum of the town of Bad Ischl

Immerse yourself in the history of Bad Ischl and its imperial connections. Exhibitions and artefacts shed light on the past and development of Bad Ischl.

Salzkammergut Nature Museum

The exhibits show the diversity of the geological formations, flora, fauna and human history of the region. Visitors are introduced to the rich history of salt mining, the unique landscape and the diverse flora and fauna of the region. Exhibits often include fossils, minerals and interactive displays.

Museum & Hallstatt Cabinet of Curiosities

This private museum in the heart of Hallstatt is home to a variety of doll automata, historical objects and interesting exhibits that provide an insight into the picturesque village. This whimsical visit to the museum features collections from the 16th century to the 20th century. The museum and store can be visited every Thursday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.

Other activities

Grimming thermal spa

Spend a wellness day at the Grimming Therme. The thermal spa in Bad Mitterndorf attracts visitors with a sports pool, a water slide and a sauna area with an outdoor pool and an après-ski style alpine sauna.

Narcissus Spa Bad Aussee

Enjoy the 500 square metres of thermal spa landscape with a wonderful view of the Ausseerland mountain scenery. The Aussee brine, which is effective for health problems, strengthens the body and invites you to relax.

Eurotherme Bad Ischl

In the Eurotherme Bad Ischl you can enjoy pure pleasure in the Relaxium sauna world or let yourself be pampered in the beauty area. The oudoor river Lazy River lets you float and enjoy like in a river. The spa bus takes you to Bad Ischl free of charge in winter.

Salzbergwerk Hallstatt

The salt mine can also be visited when the weather isn't fantastic. With the salt mine railway, you can easily visit the mine even in bad weather. The salt mine in Hallstatt is one of the oldest salt mines still in operation in the world and offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of salt mining.

Koppenbrüller Cave

The cave owes its name to the rippling sound of water flowing through the cave, reminiscent of the murmur of a stream. The cave is known for its impressive formations and unique cave character. The spectacular stalactites and stalagmites can be explored in the underground world.

Indoor climbing centres in Bad Ischl

The Salzkammergut climbing hall in Bad Ischl offers 1,200 square metres of climbing fun at all levels of difficulty. With over 90 boulders, boulder training is also possible. Difficulty levels 4a to 7c are offered. The K3 Sportbistro takes care of your physical well-being while climbing.

Hike with an umbrella to the waterfalls

Of course, it's also a good idea to pack your umbrella and not let the bad weather put you off. Hike Either to the Hallstatt waterfalls or to the Waldbachstrub waterfall.

Culture and architecture in the Salzkammergut

Lehár Villa & Lehár Monument in Bad Ischl

The Lehár Villa and the Lehár Monument make Bad Ischl a centre of attraction for music lovers and those interested in culture who want to learn more about the legacy and work of Franz Lehár.

Sissi's summer residence, the imperial villa in Bad Ischl

The imperial villa in Bad Ischl was an important summer residence of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The property is of historical significance, as Emperor Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth spent their summer holidays here. The villa is of interest to anyone interested in the history of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

Discover Hallstatt and the beautiful surroundings even in bad weather. Book online or send us a non-binding enquiry.