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Hallstatt, World Heritage in Austria

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

This picturesque village on the shore of the lake, which takes its name, owes its existence to rich salt deposits, which have been mined here since the days of the Celts and Illyrians. (Hall = salt, Statt = place)

Rudolfsturm (Rudolf’s Tower) sits on a mountain perch 855 metres above the village, guarding the entrance to the Salzberg high valley, site of a famous prehistoric burial ground and of modern salt-mine installations. „Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut” is a designated UNESCO „World Heritage Site“ since 1997.

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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.

Hotels & Accomodation

Use the booking portal of the tourist board in Hallstatt ...

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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.


Sights and Attractions in Hallstatt


History of Hallstatt


Map of the village


Guided tours

Guided Tour in Hallstatt


Audio guide tour


Information and contact

Tourist board Hallstatt
Seestraße 99, 4830 Hallstatt
Tel.: +43 5 95095-30



Opening times tourist board in Hallstatt

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Information about sights and attractions in Hallstatt



Hallstatt is often described as the most beautiful lake-side town in the world. Hallstatt joined the list of UNESCO "World Cultural and ...

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Bone House" in the "Michaelschapel

Visit the famous and historic bonehouse. Hallstatt's "Bone House" has been in existence since 12 AD. Kept in this charnel house are 1200 ...

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Hallstatt Salt Mine

Hallstatt Saltmines Exhibition - follow the traces of the "Mann in the Salt" Salt has been mined here, in the world's oldest salt mine, for ...

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Dirndl & Design to go

Welcome to "Dirndl & Design to go", your Dirndl rental in Hallstatt. We offer traditional "Salzkammergut Dirndln", rent them to make pictures ...

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Archeological excavations beneath the sports shop Janu

Archaeological excavations Discoveries date back to various periods in history - from prehistoric times to the modern day These remains ...

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Hallstatt market square

Welcome to Hallstatt At the historic market square there are restaurantes, cafès souvenir shops and a bar. Stay at the market square and ...

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Hallstättersee Schifffahrt GmbH

Appreciate your beautiful, natural surroundings from a boat cruise on Lake Hallstättersee! There are numerous circular cruises available: ...

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