Easter around Lake Hallstatt
Perfect holiday for the whole family
Spring is the ideal time for the first holiday of the year without the need of a thick jacket or warm boots. But wait: when travelling to the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, you shouldn’t just bring your hiking boots and the bike – you can also pack your skis for the Ski tourswithout further ado. Thanks to its unique location and the relatively large height differences, you can ski as well as snowshoe on the Krippenstein in Obertraun. Thus, the conditions are ideal for a holiday with the whole family because a wealth of variety is well catered for. In the UNESCO World Heritage of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, many people attach great importance to traditions and a lot of old customs are still practiced in the whole region.
Sights in the eastern time
Mountain of treasures
Altaussee | Salzwelten: The Altausee Salzwelten salt mines offers a mountain of treasures for the whole family and this all year round every Wednesday with a special evening tour starting at 19:00 hrs.
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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.
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Learn more about some interesting Easter traditions around Lake Hallstatt: The last Sunday before Easter, every family elects the “Easter donkey” – title for the one who is the last one getting up in the morning and coming to the breakfast table this day. In the old Christian and Jewish tradition Easter Sunday was celebrated by sacrificing and cooking a little lamb. A typical Easter tradition is the so called “Osterpecken“ or „Preisguffen”. It is a kind of competition with hard-boiled eggs. Two people have to hit two eggs against each other, first the flatter side and then the other one. The winner is the owner of the egg with hardest eggshell respectively with that egg that at the end isn’t in pieces. Traditionally, people meet for this competition after church service on Easter Sunday.
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".
Easter holiday: Book now!
Are you already interested in a holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut? The days around Palm Sunday and the Easter holiday are the ideal time for a holiday in the region Dachstein Salzkammergut. In Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt or Obertraun you can take a vacation wherever you want. All accommodations have something in common: A real feel-good atmosphere and hosts, who are legendarily friendly and take care of you. Here you have the opportunity to learn about the numerous hosts. However, please note that in this area is not possible to see the availability of accommodation. You are welcome to contact the hosts directly – they are happy to help.