© View of Lake Hallstatt. (Photo: RudiKain Photografie)
© Lake Hallstatt (Photo: RudiKainPhotografie)
Flowers on Lake Hallstatt in summer. (Photo: RudiKainPhotografie)

Lake Hallstatt


The facts


The mystic Lake Hallstatt

A lake with its own personality, which reflects the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Region Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut. Once you've seen it, you can never forget this natural feat. The three World Heritage Sites of Bad Goisern, Obertraun and Hallstatt as well as the Sarstein border Lake Hallstatt in an unique way. All year round it is a place to enjoy, to be active or simply to pause. Let yourself be seduced by the magical, mystical Lake Hallstatt.


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Frequently asked questions about Lake Hallstatt

Lake Hallstatt is located in the Upper Austrian Salzkammergut, in the district of Gmunden, nestled between Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt, Hallstatt and Obertraun.


Lake Hallstatt is 7.75 km long and 2.3 km maximum width. The maximum depth is 125 m. It has a total lake area of 8.55 km².


Yes, you can dive in the Lake Hallstatt. You can get more information about the best dive sites from the Dachstein Salzkammergut diving club.


Fishing is allowed on Lake Hallstatt. License issuing points are the petrol station Monika Wallner in Hallstatt, the fishing company Struger in Bad Goisern and the fishing store Sams in Bad Ischl. A maximum of 3 salmonids (including 2 whitefish) and 5 eel rods may be fished per day.


Both Hallstättersee Schifffahrt GmbH and NAVIA Zillen-Schifffahrt offer boat tours on Lake Hallstatt.


There are many bathing areas and lidos around Lake Hallstatt, all of which can be used free of charge. There is a lido in Bad Goisern, Untersee district, and a lido in Obertraun. Further bathing places are located around the lake in Hallstatt, Obertraun and Bad Goisern.


All public bathing areas and lidos on Lake Hallstatt can be used free of charge.


The east bank hiking trail leads from Bad Goisern to Obertraun past Hallstatt train station, from where you can take a boat trip to Hallstatt.


In theory, it is possible to cycle around Lake Hallstatt. The east bank biking trail leads from Bad Goisern to Obertraun, after that you have to cycle on the road. We do not recommend this section of the road, as there is a lot of traffic on the road between Obertraun, Hallstatt and Bad Goisern, little visibility and rather narrow. Instead, you can take the east bank biking trail back again or extend the route via Bad Aussee.


The temperature of the Lake Hallstatt varies between 1 degree in winter and up to 24 degrees in summer. To the daily water temperature.