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Hallstatt has 7000 years of history, and here can be found, amongst many other fascinating features, the oldest wooden staircase in the world.

The “Man in the Salt” ...

... (a human corpse preserved in salt) was discovered here in 1734. Visitors to Hallstatt embark on a journey through time as they visit the Salt Mines, the bone house, the excavations beneath Janu’s sports shop and the ancient burial ground high up near the salt mines. Discover more of the fascinating history of this salt mining community during a visit to the Hallstatt Museum. A guided tour of Hallstatt will allow you to view Hallstatt from an entirely different perspective.

The old houses ...

... built into the side of the mountain sit like swallows’ nests, and make a very interesting photograph. Take a stroll through the Echerntal valley and admire the beautiful old houses. Continue through the woods to the “Waldbachstrub” where there is a stunningly beautiful waterfall. Here you will also find the “Gletschergarten” (“Glacier Garden”) which is a collection of impressive stone formations carved out over time by ice and water.

Very impressive

Hallstatt’s inhabitants are proud of their long history and lovingly care for and maintain the old houses in which they live today.  To visit Hallstatt is to re-live a long and fascinating history.


Hallstatt in the World Heritage Region Dachstein Salzkammergut
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Tourist Information in Hallstatt
Seestraße 169, 4830 Hallstatt
Tel: +43 (6134) 8208typo3/#
Fax: +43 (6134) 8352typo3/#

Opening Times
July and August
Monday until Friday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

April, May, June, September und October
Monday until Friday
9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Nobember, December, January, February and March
Monday until Friday
9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

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