Waldbachstrub Waterfall

Spectacle of nature for the mind and soul

Happiness is everywhere in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: it can be explored on foot, awaits you in beautiful places and sometimes quite unexpectedly as a unique natural spectacle.

Happiness is everywhere in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: it can be explored on foot, awaits you in beautiful places and sometimes quite unexpectedly as a unique natural spectacle. A mass of water plunges over the edge of a 90m high gorge and rushes roaringly and thunderously over three levels into the depths. For both hosts and guests, the ‘Glücksplatz’ (place of happiness), at the foot of the mighty waterfall, is one amongst one of the most beautiful energetic places in the UNESCO World Heritage Dachstein Salzkammergut and a distinctive piece of Hallstatt nature.

Our tip: For those who wish to discover the ~Glücksplatz’ Waldbachstrub in Hallstatt, we recommend a tour of about three hours through the wild and romantic Echerntal. The most beautiful waterfall in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut can be reached by foot, from the centre of Hallstatt, in about 1.5 hours. And for those who want to explore more, we recommend a trip to the Glacier Garden, about 30 minutes away from the waterfall. Whether a simple trip to the Hallstatt waterfall or a long hike through the imposing Echerntal, we wish you a happy holiday and unforgettable moments of happiness in the Salzkammergut.

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Do you have questions about other places of happiness places around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau? Your hosts and the friendly staff of the tourist information offices will be happy to provide you with help and advice. We wish you a relaxing time at the places of happiness in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut!

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!

Information at a glance

  • Safety Tips for Hiking
    The best tips for tour preparation, equipment and emergency situations while hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut at a glance. Remember to play it safe!
    Should a situation arise where recuse services are required,
    you can obtain the needed help under the number 112.

  • Hallstatt Tourist Office
    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut / Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
    Seestraße 99
    4830 Hallstatt
    Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 30
    Fax: +43-6134-8352
    E-Mail: hallstatt@dachstein-salzkammergut.at

    Opening hours
    January to April: Mon – Fri 8.30 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat. 9.00 - 13.00 hrs / Son & Holidays closed
    May to June: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 17.00 hrs. / Sat, Sun & Holidays 9.00 - 15.00 hrs.
    July to October: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 18.00 Uhr / 9.00 - 16.00 hrs.
    November: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 17.00 hrs. / Sat, Son & Holidays cloased
    December: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 17.00 hrs. / 8th, 25th and 26th of December 9.00 - 13.00 hrs

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“Glücksplätze” - Places of happiness

UNESCO World Heritage of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut | Places of happiness: Find the best areas of tranquillity, energetic places and relaxation points between lakes and mountains! Holiday for body and soul. Stock up now!

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