© The main street "Seestraße" in Hallstatt (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)
© Hallstatt in summer (photo: Edwin Husic)
Summer view of Hallstatt (photo: Edwin Husic)

at Lake Hallstatt


FAQs Hallstatt

What you always wanted to know about Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt.


Where is the center of Hallstatt?

The center of Hallstatt can be reached from "Hallstatt Lahn" (bus parking and parking 1-3) in about 10 to 15 minutes.


What can I see in the center of Hallstatt?

In the center there is the historical market place, the churches, the ossuary, the museum and the archaeological excavations of Dachstein Sport Janu. Here is an overview of the highlights of Hallstatt.


Where is the famous photo point?

The famous photo point with the classic postcard view can be found in the "Roman" (district), at the other "end" of Hallstatt. We have summarized all the photo spots for you including a route description.


Where is the Salt Mine and what can I see there?

Here are the two options:

Option A: Take the cable car up to the Salzberg

Option B: On foot, over the hiking trail (walking time about one hour) Once at the top there are about 15 minutes walk to the entrance of the world oldest active salt mine. Cost is € 40.00 per person incl. uphill and downhill. We recommend sturdy shoes and warm clothing, as it only has about 6 ° C inside the mine. Children can visit the mine from the age of 4.


How do I reach the Skywalk?

To reach the Skywalk you have two options:

Option A: From the tourist office in Hallstatt you cross the street, right past the supermarket and about 5 minutes straight. There you already see the funicular on the right side. Once at the top, follow the signs.

Option B (in summer): In fair weather, it is possible to reach the Skywalk on an approximately one-hour hike. Come to our tourist office in Hallstatt and we'll show you the way! For roundtrip you pay € 22.00 for the cable car, the Skywalk itself is free.


Where exactly is the bone house of Hallstatt and what does the entrance cost?

The bone house can be found in the Michael's chapel right in the center of Hallstatt behind the Catholic Church (white church standing on the hill). The entrance is € 1.50 per person.


Where can I eat in Hallstatt?

In and around the center in Hallstatt there are several restaurants, cafes and snack bars, which satisfy hunger. Also on the Salzberg you can indulge in culinary delights in the restaurant Rudolfsturm.


Where can I take a boat trip at Lake Hallstatt?

In winter, tours are only possible for pre-reserved groups. In summer you can choose between two different tours on Lake Hallstatt:

Option A: Southern tour towards Obertraun and back again

Option B: Northern tour towards Obersee, Untersee and Steeg and back again

You will find the timetable on the webiste of the Lake Hallstatt shipping and the NAVIA "Zillen"-shipping at Lake Hallstatt.

Where is the nearest public toilet?

There are two public toilets in Hallstatt. One is located at the beginning of the village next to the barrier. Another toilet you will find in the center of Hallstatt.


Where can I store my luggage?

You can leave your luggage during the opening times at luggage depot in the center of Hallstatt or in the valley station of the Salzbergbahn in lockers. Luggage storage at the valley station is available during the opening hours of the cable car.


Where are the 5fingers, the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave and the Mammoth Cave?

These attractions are on the mountain Dachstein Krippenstein in the adjacent village Obertraun, which is only 5 km away. The best way to reach the cable car up the mountain is to go by bus. The bus stop of the cable car is called "Obertraun Dachstein Seilbahn". You can buy the tickets on the bus and pick up a timetable from the tourist office next to the bus stop "Hallstatt Lahn".


Can I drive to the center by car?

In the center of Hallstatt the place is very limited. Therefore, only the inhabitants of Hallstatt are allowed to drive to the center by car. In the World Heritage you can move very well and safely on foot and reach all attractions.


Where do I park in Hallstatt?

If you arrive by car, you can park either at parking lot 1 or at parking lot 2. If these parking spaces are already full, there is also the possibility to park at the train station Steeg-Gosau in Bad Goisern (neighbouring village) and to travel from there by train and ship to Hallstatt. There are also parking spaces in Obertraun (neighbouring village) and the possibility of taking a boat to Hallstatt.


How do I get from the train station to Hallstatt and from Hallstatt to the train station?

Hallstatt train station can only be reached by boat. The ship leaves from the center near the Evangelical Church. To the schedule of the Lake Hallstatt shipping.


Where is the bus stop in Hallstatt?

The bus stop "Hallstatt Lahn" is located directly at the beginning of Hallstatt.

Contact & Service

Tourist information Hallstatt
Seestraße 114
4830 Hallstatt

Phone +43 5 95095-30
Fax machine +43 5 95095-74
E-Mail hallstatt@dachstein-salzkammergut.at


Don’t hesitate to contact the team of local guides at the tourist board Hallstatt -  Michelle Knoll – for any questions about Hallstatt and the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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