Thanks to Dachstein Salzkammerguts optimum location, the top destinations can easily be reached on short or day tours. There is also plenty to see in the nearby surroundings of the Dachstein Salzkammergut region. A trip to the city of Mozart, Salzburg city, will round off your winter holidays or summer holidays in Austria. In this way, you can experience the combination of Salzburg sights during the day and Salzburgs diverse range of cultural events, gastronomic highlights and nightlife after returning to the city.
Russbach – the experiments village
Russbach is one of the few communities in Austria that has managed to fit in a leisure park right at the centre of the village, without losing its personality.
The region around Lake Hallstatt
With its numerous lakes and mountains, the Salzkammergut offers many opportunities to take part in water sports, bathing, hiking, cycling, caving, golf and relaxing around lakes such as the Lake Traun or Lake Wolfgang.
Would you like to learn the history of the World Heritage region? Here we have compiled the finest exhibitions and museums around Lake Hallstatt for you.
Churches in the World Heritage
Apart from the major attractions there is plenty more to see in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. A tour of the churches in the World Heritage will let you discover something new.
Salzburg - Province of Salzburg
Art and culture in Salzburg. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sound of Music, the Salzburg festival.
When is the next cable car to the Dachstein Plateau in Obertraun? When does the next sightseeing ship depart from Hallstatt? With the four tourism platforms of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut // www.hallstatt.net // www.bad-goisern.net // www.obertraun.net // www.gosautal.net // you will always stay up-to-date on current hours of operation, itineraries and more. If you’d like to use this information for during your stay in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, then we would suggest that you save the appropriate website of your holiday destination in your favourites list on your smartphone or tablet. Then, you will always be informed during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. We hope to see you in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun!
Top sights around Lake Hallstatt
The World Heritage museum of Hallstatt
How did the people of Hallstatt live in the past? How did they earn their crust? The answers to these and other questions will be provided on a journey through time of the extra class in the heart of Hallstatt. Open all year!
The Gosau Lake Experience
Gosau | Breath-taking glacial views, rustic alpine huts, challenging fixed-rope climbing routes, sensational water settings—a travel destination with endless possibilities!
Spectacular viewpoint "5fingers"
The "5fingers"are the absolute highlight of the newly staged Hiking world on the Dachstein plateau and rank among the most spectacular viewpoints of the Alps.
Hallstatt Charnel House
Hallstatt | With over 1200 skulls (more than 600 of which are painted and sorted by family), this small chapel is one of the most popular locations with visitors to Hallstatt.
“Skywalk“ of Hallstatt
Hallstatt | Salzberg: Everyone needs a bit of excitement! 350 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt: The spectacular viewing platform "World Heritage View" on the Salzberg (salt mountain). A must to be experienced!
Hallstatt Salt Worlds
Hallstatt | Salt mine: On the trail of the "Man in Salt" in the oldest salt mine in the world. Going through tunnels which have been hand dug by people over 3000 years ago. A Family Experience! Salt mine open since 1st of April 2017!
Rustic! Incomparable! Simply Irresistible!
Simply get away from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by nature, cowbells ringing instead of your smartphone…. Holidays up on an Alpine pasture, or in one of the many mountain huts, are becoming increasingly popular. But it is not always easy to find the "right" Alpine pasture or mountain hut. Therefore, we have compiled the most beautiful "Mountain service stations" for you, with stunning panoramic pictures and the most important information for all "newcomers" and World Heritage hikers. As it is usual in the Simonyhütte, the Adamekhütte or Hütteneckalm in Bad Goisern to greet people informally with a “Du” rather that the formal "Sie", as we say here in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut…. "Grias di"!
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Catholic Church of Hallstatt
Hallstatt | Visit the ossuary of the Catholic Church of Hallstatt. Here, skulls and skeletal bones of the deceased are stored - the majority of the skulls are artfully painted and labeled..
The tough life of a Lumber Jack
Bad Goisern | The lumbering museum: Discover the long forgotten world of manual labour.
Advanture park ”Primeval Forest”
Gosau | “Urzeitwald” (Primeval Forest): Giant insects, Pterosaurs, mammoths and many other prehistoric animals await you in the family adventure park - a unique experience for young explorers!
Unforgettable holiday experience
Take an extraordinary ride on Lake Hallstatt with Navia, and turn back time. On board a Zille, sister to those that transported the “white gold” from Hallstatt’s Salzberg, or Salt Mountain, into the wider world 500 years ago.
The Landler museum
Bad Goisern | The Landler or Transylvanian Landler museum: Discover the traditions and history of the Landler in a rare exhibition.
The Neuwildenstein Stately Home
Bad Goisern | Hand.Werk.Haus: Still not found any souvenirs from your vacation? Then why not take a look at Hand.Werk.Haus Goisern in the town's centre. Here you will find a large selection of unique handicrafts "Made in Salzkammergut" for all occasions.
Archaeological excavations in Hallstatt
The sensational findings and centuries-old remains of settlements in the centre of Hallstatt made the "cellar full of history" a real spectator magnet. A must see!
Witness of the past
Gosau | Stone and fossil grinding/exhibition: Fossilised creatures up to about one million years old are found in river beds and certain rock faces around Gosau
Daily cruises on Lake Hallstatt
Hallstatt | Ship tours: Whether large or small trip – this is where you will find an overview of daily excursions from May through October on Lake Hallstatt. Cast off and Ship Ahoy!
The Anzeau open-air museum
Bad Goisern | The mill is part of a so-called pair-farm and typical for the Salzkammergut region. There are living quarters, a barn and adjacent old mill and lumber mill.
Dachstein West Hiking World
Gosau | Zwieselalm:: Here where skiers come to put their carving skills to the test in Winter, the gently rolling green meadows and mountain ridges offer fantastic views – the perfect place to enjoy a walk.
Outdoor Museum in the Gosau Valley
Gosau: | This Museum has made a noteworthy contribution towards the cultural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Village tours through Hallstatt
UNESCO World Heritage region | Explore the village of Hallstatt, the oldest saltmine ofthe world, the fantastic ice cave or the great mammut cave. Besides the historical information there are numerous stories that cannot be found in any book or internet portal.
Pedal pushers conquer the World Heritage
The UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, between the fjord-like Lake Hallstatt and the enchanting Lake Gosau, at the foot of the mighty Dachstein glacier, offers many opportunities for cyclists. In addition there are numerous e-bike trails available in the region. For e-bikes is the new trend within the bicycle market. For hundreds of thousands they are the new alternative to the car, whilst for others they are an excellent way to enjoy and explore the more mountainous regions. A big hit is the ‘Ostuferradwanderweg ‘ (east bank trail), which leads from the idyllic UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt to Obertraun and then on to Bad Goisern. The return trip to Hallstatt can be accomplished with the pleasure boat "Goisern II" from Steeg. The e-bike trails in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut are perfectly aligned with the target audience of leisure cyclists. Numerous rental and battery exchange stations will guarantee an unforgettable cycling holiday between mountains and lakes.
Holidays around Lake Hallstatt
Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.