© Panoramic view of the Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)
Panoramic view of the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)

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Ship tours at Lake Hallstatt

Hallstatt, Oberösterreich, Österreich

  Due to the current Covid-19 regulations, the ferry between Hallstatt and the train station is temporarily suspended. If you have any questions, we can be reached at this number: +43 664 3722354

Enjoy an impressive boat trip on Lake Hallstatt. As it has been for over 150 years, take a boat through the world cultural and natural heritage landscape and look at it from a completely different angle.

Shipping with tradition

Lake Hallstatt is connecting Dachstein communities, Hallstatt, Obertraun, Bad Goisern and Gosau as the centre, and shipping has always played an important role as a mode of transport. But also an event for connoisseurs, because only from the lake do you have a unique view of the World Heritage site and the surrounding mountains of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region.

Boat trips at Lake Hallstatt since 1862

Since the railway station in Hallstatt is located on the other side of the lake, there is a liner boat service from Hallstatt railway station to Hallstatt. The liner "Stephanie" regularly sails to the trains all year round. The line Hallstatt to the railway station, exists since 1881, is until today the only ship connection on an Austrian lake, which is maintained also during the winter months.
The Lake Hallstatt Schifffahrt Hemetsberger GmbH, owned by the Hemetsberger family since autumn 1967, consists of a fleet of four ships.


Various round trips are offered:

  • Boat tours over Obertraun - duration approx. 50 minutes
  • Boat tours via Steeg - duration approx. 1 1/4 hours (in 2020 unfortunately those boat trips are not available)
  • Ship transfer to Hallstatt railway station all year round
  • Special trips possible throughout the year by prior arrangement
  • Short boat trip from the bus terminal to the city centre
    • with registration (for groups) e.g. in connection with a local tour
  • In winter there are also punch rides on the heated ship "Goisern"

Experience now a 360° tour through Hallstatt...

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Transport by boat between the railway station and Hallstatt, takes place all year round.

Due to the current Covid-19 regulations, the ferry will be temporarily suspended.
If you have any questions or if you need a ride, you can reach us at this number:
+43 664 3722354

We wish you all the best for this difficult time!

round trips southern part of the lake:

  • from approx. end of May to approx. beginning of October

round trips northern part of the lake:

  • in 2020 these boat trips are not available. 
    They start again in 2021. 

You can also find the current timetable directly on the Website of the boat trip company at Lake Hallstatt.

Accessibility / arrival

by car
parking area on P1, P2 and P3

by train
arriving at "train station Hallstatt", take the ferry to Hallstatt

by bus
you arrive at the busterminal „Hallstatt Lahn“, from there it is a 20 minute walk

  • Parking space: 450
  • Bus parking space: 15
Parking fees

From € 3,50 per hour Fee for coach: € 40,00 per day

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
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General price information
  • Hallstatt market - railway station € 3.00
  • Hallstatt - Obertraun € 8.00
  • round trip via Obertraun € 12.00
  • Hallstatt Centre - Obersee € 8.00
  • Hallstatt Centre - Untersee or Steeg € 9.00
  • Untersee - Steeg € 4.00
  • round trip via Untersee and Steeg € 15.00
  • "it is ship time" (day ticket) € 22.00

Detailed information on discounts and reductions can be found on the website of the Hallstatt boat cruises.

Other discounts

Special rates available for children and groups.

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.

Shipping on Lake Hallstatt

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Ship tours at Lake Hallstatt
Am Hof 126
4830 Hallstatt

+43 6134 8228
+43 664 3722354

Contact person
Family Hemetsberger
Hallstättersee Schifffahrt Hemetsberger GmbH
Am Hof 126
4830 Hallstatt

+43 6134 8228
+43 664 3722354

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