Why Hallstatt is worth a visit
Your gain your first impressions of Hallstatt on arrival at the historic market square. It is easy to understand how people used to live in this hard-to-reach community and you will well imagine the locals having to transport goods across the lake by means of a “Fua” (traditional wooden boat). Take a walk along the lake shore and admire the pretty, decorative houses and the little shops selling genuine local handicrafts. It is even possible to hire an original Dirndl (traditional dress) which local people often still wear today.
Hallstatt changes its character throughout the seasons, but always retains its beauty. With its many sites of interest, including the bone house, the ancient burial ground and the world’s oldest salt mine, this is a community waiting to be discovered. The natural beauty of the surrounding World Heritage Region makes Hallstatt well-worth an extended visit.
The stunning landscape around Hallstatt is very varied, making the village a perfect base for hiking. Examples of local hiking destinations include the Echerntal Valley with its waterfalls and glacier garden. The Dachstein Krippenstein (mountain) is popular in summer as well as in winter. For those who enjoy boat trips, Lake Hallstatt will not disappoint.
There is access to the Hallstatt Salt mines either on foot or by mountain railway with numerous beautiful stretches of woodland along the way. At the top there are breath-taking views across the lake, of Hallstatt and surrounding World Heritage Region from the “World Heritage View” platform.
Hallstatt's highlights in winter and summer
Summer in Hallstatt: Guided tours of the world’s oldest salt mines, local walks (Waldbachstrub, waterfalls, the Plassen, glacier garden in the Echerntal Valley), boat trips, mountain adventures on the Dachstein Krippenstein and on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
Winter in Hallstatt: Located centrally between the Dachstein Krippenstein and the Dachstein West (free ski bus) ski resorts, Christmas Markets in Hallstatt
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Awaiting you right next to the valley station for the funicular is the new 400 m² Hallstatt Visitor Center, including the popular salt mine shop. The beautiful reception foyer greets you with the first pictures of the subterranean world and a “Window...