On the photo you see a ship on lake Hallstatt, in the background you see the world heritage town Hallstatt (Photo: Gerd Krauskopf)

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World heritage and the history of the region

View from the Krippenstein to the lake Hallstatt and the mountains

What is World Heritage?

What exactly is UNESCO, what is their function, and why is the Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut Region included in the list of the world‘s protected cultural treasures?
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Black white view to the Gosau lake and to the Dachstein.

Just like times gone by ...

The Inner Salzkammergut – a historical cultural landscape since thousands of years.
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Bath island in Bad Goisern on the Lake Hallstatt from the bird's eye view.

Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt

Bad Goisern lies embedded in the beautiful Traun Valley which borders Lake Hallstatt to the south side. The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site has a long history.
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Here you see a summerhouse with view to the lake Hallstatt.


This beautiful little town has attracted visitors for centuries. The „white gold“, deep in the heart of the mountain, has meant local people have had to work extremely hard over the centuries, but has also greatly increased their prosperity and brought with it certain priviliges.
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View to a flowery meadow and to the Gosaukamm in spring.


The road to Gosau passes through the “Gosauzwang” – a 6 km long, forested gorge, alongside the river. The road is the gateway to a little paradise.
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View from the Krippenstein to the town Obertraun and to the lake Hallstatt.


Obertraun is the smallest of the 4 World Heritage communities in the Inner Salzkammergut and is situated to the south east of Lake Hallstatt.
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Here you see the World Heritage town Hallstatt and the lake Hallstatt. In the background you see the mountain Sarstein.

Guided Tours and Audio Guides in Hallstatt

Discover Hallstatt - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - in a fascinating way. You can choose to join a guided tour or explore the area independently. Audio guides are available from tourist information in the Dachstein Salzkammergut Holiday Region. Take a stroll through 7000 years of local history and enjoy your breath-takingly beautiful natural surroundings. This world famous salt mining community gave its name to an entire period in the history of mankind – the „Hallstatt Era“.
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Audio Guides in Bad Goisern

You must love the small village between the high mountains with it's tradition and living customs.
Audio Guides in Bad Goisern