© 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)

Holiday Region
Dachstein Salzkammergut


Protestant Church in Hallstatt

Hallstatt, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for pushchairs

In the 16th century, Martin Luther's reformation teachings fell on fertile soil in the Inner Salzkammergut. After the Counter-Reformation, the “tolerance patent” allowed Protestants to practice their religion. The Evangelical Church Hallstatt was built on 30th of October 1785 as a prayer house. 

From the prayer house to the church

After the decree of Emperor Franz Joseph I, all Evangelicals were guaranteed full homeland rights and equal rights in church and political life. At that time, 500 people from Hallstatt professed the Evangelical faith. From then on the new church began. In October 1863, after only five years of construction, the new Church in Hallstatt was completed.

Concerts in the church

These days, the Evangelical Church, a few steps from the historical market square, also regularly invites you to cultural concerts. Especially in the summer months, numerous musicians from all over the world come to the World Heritage town Hallstatt to perform numerous pieces in the church. At the portal to the church there is a board with additional information on the history in German and English.

Experience a 360° panorama tour over Lake Hallstatt…

Open every day all around the year from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • opened daily


511 m

Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:
Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left towards Hallstatt
from Linz:
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left towards Hallstatt
from Vienna/Graz:
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Aussee, turn onto Koppen street via Obertraun to Hallstatt
from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn towards Hallstatt
by train
Attnang-Puchheim – Stainach-Irdning lines
arriving at "train station Hallstatt", take the ferry to Hallstatt

by bus
bus 542/543
arriving at bus stop “Hallstatt Lahn”
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en(bus).

Parking fees

P1/P2/P3/P4 Short term tariffs 15 minutes free 1 hour: 4.00 Euro 2 hours: 7.00 Euro 3-4 hours: 9.00 Euro 5-6 hours: 9.50 Euro 7-12 hours 10.00 Euro From the 13th hour: daily tariff 15.00 Euro Lost ticket: € 30.00 Bus fee: € 80.00 per day Bus: Please make contact to PEB GmbH - www.peb-hallstatt.com

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Entrance free of charge

  • All weather
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Other special suitabilities

Wheelchair, Families, elderly people.

Please get in touch for more information.

The Protestant Church

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Protestant Church in Hallstatt
Oberer Marktplatz 167
4830 Hallstatt

mobile +43 699 18878496
E-Mail pg.hallstatt@evang.at
Web www.evangelisch-hallstatt-obertraun…
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Contact person
Mr Pfarrer Mag. Dankfried Kirsch
Evangelische Pfarrgemeinde A.B.
Oberer Marktplatz 167
4830 Hallstatt

E-Mail d.kirsch@evang.at
Web www.evangelisch-hallstatt-obertraun.at/

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