Sights of this World Heritage region

Hallstatt - an unforgettable piece of Austria

There is so much to discover in Hallstatt and the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Some of the most beautiful sights: The oldest salt mine in the world, the Salzwelten in Hallstatt, the cave worlds in the Dachstein Hiking World on the Krippenstein in Obertraun and the majestic glaciers of the Dachstein at lake Gosau. With its archaeological sites and scenic impressions the world famous holiday destination Hallstatt scores especially high with visitors interested in culture and nature. To help you to find the highlights, we have summarised the most beautiful sights, attractions and spectacles of nature for you here. We wish you a pleasant stay in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut and would be happy to welcome you on a discovery tour through the World Heritage site.

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For all visitors who want to learn more about the historical background, we have assigned the tracks of the Hallstatt Audio theme trail to the individual sights. You can now easily use your smartphone as a guide. Give it a try!

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!

» The Gosau Lake Experience

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! 

» Advanture park “Urzeitwald”

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.

» Dachstein West Hiking World

© Kraft  Wanderregion Dachstein West in Gosau

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!

» Salzwelten Salt Mines of 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!

» World Heritage Museum Hallstatt

Echern Valley

Discover the various beauties off the beaten track: Crystal clear wild streams, breathtaking waterfalls, stony gardens and many small treasures along the edge of the trail. When will we see you in the Echerntal of Hallstatt?

» Echern Valley

Outdoor Museum in the Gosau Valley

Gosau: | This Museum has made a noteworthy contribution towards the cultural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage.

» Outdoor Museum

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.

» The Neuwildenstein Stately Home

Witness of the past

GosauStone and fossil grinding/exhibition: Fossilised creatures up to about one million years old are found in river beds and certain rock faces around Gosau

» Witness of the past

Explore Gosau with the tourist train

Gosau | Land train: A special experience for both young and old alike. Slowly and unhurried through the Gosau Valley - time is irrelevant.

 

» The "Slow train“ of the Gosau Valley

Dirndl To Go

Hallstatt | Rent a “Dirndl“ for your photos on the most beautiful places in world-heritage-village Hallstatt to remember your great vacation in Austria. Why you need to pack a good bra for your Austrian holiday?

» Rent a “Dirndl“ in Hallstatt

Dirndl To Go – Dirndl-Verleih in Hallstatt im Salzkammergut | © Kraft

“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! 

» ‘World Heritage View’ on Hallstatt’s Salzberg

© Kraft | Aussichtsplattform

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.

» Unforgettable holiday experience

© Kraft | Salarius - die neue und traditionelle Schifffahrt am Hallstättersee

Mountain Adventures in Obertraun

Obertraun | Krippenstein: Discover the fairytale world of the Ice cave and follow in the footsteps of the cave researchers through the Mammut Cave and Koppenbrüller Cave. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins on the 5fingers viewing platform.

» Mountain Adventures in Obertraun

Hiking begins with the first step

Fancy a holiday with a difference? Backpacking and at one with unique landscape? Footloose and fancy free? Timeless and carefree? Then why not take one of the many long distance trails that lead through the holiday region around Lake Hallstatt in Austria. One of the most beautiful long distance trails is the “SalzAlpenSteig” between the romantic Lake Hallstatt and the ‘Bavarian Sea’ - Lake Chiemsee. The long distance hiking trail takes you through the most beautiful corners of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: Over scenic hiking trails, rustic mountain huts, with unforgettable panoramic views. And who knows? Maybe we'll bump into each other? On the “SalzAlpenSteig” between Hallstatt and Lake Chiemsee in Germany.

Dinner is served - a taste of Austria

“It is well known that eating and drinking sustains both body and soul”. People within the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut stay true to this old saying. Sometimes rustic, sometimes modern, but always authentic – that is the cuisine within the Salzkammergut. This includes traditional meat dishes as well as heavenly sweet pastries and, typical for the lake region of the Salzkammergut - exquisite fish specialties. Connoisseurs can also enjoy an incomparable mix of culture, history and regional delicacies at numerous events between mountains and lakes. Let yourself be pampered; In the summer after a long mountain or bike tour. In winter, after an unforgettable day on the slopes or simply by a romantic dinner during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. Let yourself be inspired and take a look at our culinary hosts within the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. We wish " Guten Appetit".

Summer events

Magical caves, deep tunnels and sporting challenges - here you can find an overview of the best events from June to August at a glance.

» Summer events

Magical Spots between Mountains and Lakes

From the Kalverienberg in Gosau, which offers visitors fantastic panoramas of the Gosau Valley, the romantic Koppenwinkel Lake in Obertraun with its absolute tranquillity, to the incomparable charm of the “Goiserer Seeplatzl”, the numerous enchanting locations of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut wait to be discovered. We’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful natural settings between mountains and lakes just for you—and new ideas are continually added!

Information at a glance

  • 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