Hallstatt is often described as the most beautiful lake-side town in the world.
Hardly surprising ...... the town is situated on the south western shore of Lake Hallstatt on alluvial sands from the Muehlbach river and has been famous for its salt mining since time immemorial.
ATTRACTIONS IN WINTER
Archeological Excavations (Janu Sports shop)
Evangelical Church by the lake
Candle-lit lake cruises
Exhibition of fossils and minerals (Cafe Derbl)
SKIING IN THE HALLSTATT AREA
(a regular bus service is available, free of charge)
Just 5km away, in Obertraun, is the ever-popular FREESPORTS ARENA DACHSTEIN KRIPPENSTEIN and Gosau, part of the DACHSTEIN WEST SKI region, is approximately 18 km from Hallstatt.
In the"Echerntal" valley (part of Hallstatt), there is a small practice slope for children and adult beginners (Skilift Speiger) with a drag lift.
Enjoy a romantic stroll around Hallstatt - the nearby Echerntal valley and the "Salzberg" are perfect on a winter's day.
Visit Janu's sports shop. Ice skates, skis, snow shoes and much more are available to hire. Then you are all set for the slopes, the outdoor ice rink or for tobogganing!
- Inhabitants: 778
- Area: 58 km²
- Altitude (from): 508m ASL
- Altitude (to): 508m ASL
- Longitude: 13.6487
- Latitude: 47.5613
A1 - exit Regau or Thalgau - Follow signs to Bad Ischl - Bad Goisern or St.Martin - then Gosau - Hallstatt
from Graz via Liezen - Bad Aussee - Obertraun - Hallstatt
There are numerous public car parks in Hallstatt
Westbound Line - change in Attnang Puchheim for Seinach-Irdning-Hallstatt
From Hallstatt Railway Station there is boat transfer to the village
Bus service from Salzburg - Change in Bad Ischl for buses to Hallstatt/Obertraun
A local bus service operates from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl, Gosau, Obertraun .......