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

Sights and excursion destinations

Hallstatt, the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its breathtaking lakeside location surrounded by majestic mountains. This jewel in the heart of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region, just 75 km from Salzburg, offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity and historical charm.

Excursion destinations & activities

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

Excursion destinations

Dachstein Ice Cave and Dachstein Mammoth Cave

Start your adventure in Obertraun with a visit to the Dachstein Ice Cave, a true natural wonder that has been mesmerising visitors since 1913. After a short walk, immerse yourself in a world of glowing ice domes and shimmering sculptures. Close by is the Mammut Cave, one of the largest and most impressive caves in Austria, which invites you to explore its impressive length and mysterious formations.

Spectacular viewpoints: Skywalk and FiveFingers

The Hallstatt Skywalk and the FiveFingers viewing platform offer breathtaking views. The Skywalk offers a unique view over Lake Hallstatt, while the FiveFingers provide an adrenaline rush with their transparent and artistically designed walkways. Also visit the Rudolfsturm, a historic landmark that now houses a restaurant and offers a marvellous view.

Cultural treasures: Hallstatt World Heritage Museum and Market

Immerse yourself in 7000 years of history at the Hallstatt World Heritage Museum, which offers a fascinating journey through the town's past. Hallstatt's central market square is surrounded by charming houses and invites you to linger with its cafés and shops.

Experience nature: Lake Hallstatt and Echerntal

Lake Hallstatt, surrounded by the three picturesque villages of Bad Goisern, Obertraun and Hallstatt, is a natural paradise for swimming, boating and fishing. The idyllic Echerntal valley offers breathtaking hiking trails and an impressive "glacier garden".

Other attractions: Churches, archaeological sites and chambers of wonders

Discover the beautiful churches of Hallstatt, such as the Catholic church with its treasures from the Gothic period and the ossuary. Alternatively, you can visit the fascinating excavation sites, such as under the Janu sports store in the old town.

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