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.
Don't read, listen
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!
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
For all who want to discover something new. Take a look at the rural life in the historic cultural landscape of the Gosau Valley and immerse yourself in a colourful world of events. Enjoyment right from the start.
» 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
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
» Witness of the past
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
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.
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
Information at a glance
Tourist Office Hallstatt
Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut / Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 30
Tourist Office Hallstatt
November to April: Mon – Fri 8.30 - 17:00 hrs.
Sat./Sun./Holiday 9.00 - 15.00 hrs
May to October: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 - 18.00 hrs.
Sat, Sun & Holidays 9.00 - 15.00 hrs.