Indigenous Hallstatt

THE FIRST "MUSEUM" CONTAINING EXHIBITS OF HALLSTATT'S HISTORY WAS ESTABLISHED BY FRIEDRICH SIMONY IN A PRIVATE HOUSE IN 1844.

Several Hallstatt people founded a museum association forty years later. The Town Council donated the "Stockerhaus", built of rough-hewn stone on three floors and one of the oldest in the town, for the establishment of a town museum. This took place between 1894 and 1898, and after being redesigned several times one can now travel in time through thirteen exhibition rooms: there are numerous exhibits from ancient Hallstatt to be seen as well as the geological formation, the flora and fauna of the inner Salzkammergut, the functioning of the mine and the boiling pans, to many reminiscences of the still popular Friedrich Simony. Local life is depicted by old musical instruments, local costumes, and Christmas cribs, and an original smokehouse.The museum association is still active today, and together with an interesting series of publications about local culture, has also published the magnificent Local Chronicle.

Out and about on historical paths

During a holiday, you might want to see more than just the famous tourist sites. Sometimes it’s exciting to search out and discover the smaller and more subtle points of interests! A great example are the popular themed trails in Hallstatt. On these paths, you will discover the origins of the history-rich UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Follow in the footsteps of famous painters and acclaimed writers through the wild and romantic Echern Valley or take a historical walk—with or without an audio guide—through the picturesque lanes of Hallstatt. The many themed trails offer the opportunity to combine a long, enjoyable stroll with learning about the historical background of the region. Better yet, the trails can be explored regardless of the season and in most weather conditions. We look forward to seeing you on the popular themed trails throughout the World Heritage Region!

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