Many people describe Hallstatt as the "world's most beautiful lake-side resort".

Hallstatt joined the list of UNESCO "World Cultural and Natural Heritage" sites in December 1997.


Spend your holiday in the Inner Salzkammergut, part of the Austrian Romantic Route, for a truly unforgetable experience. Whether you come here to stay, or just pay us a short visit, you will enjoy the rich wealth of local culture, the opportunity to take part in different sports, or just simply to relax.

7000 years of salt mining in Hallstatt!!

Join "the man in the salt" on a journey through time at the Hallstatt Salt Mines - the oldest in the world!

Since 2002, the "man in salt" has been the central focus for visitors to the recently refurbished saltmines exhibition. In 1734 the body of a former miner was discovered, perfectly preserved in salt. Records describe the corpse as being "pressed flat as a board and features worn away by stone. Clothing and tools quite unusual, but completely intact."

The Dachstein/Lake Hallstatt Region is a designated UNESCO Natural and World Cultural Heritage Site.

This honour has of course much to do with the 7000 year tradition of salt mining in Hallstatt. Miners used to live in the high-lying valley which visitors can reach today by means of a cable car in just a few minutes. The story of the "man in salt" is true, and it is perfectly possible that one day another "man in salt" will be discovered in the mines.

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Recommended Accommodations

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Climate & Weather

  • Today
    11 / 25 °C
  • Tomorrow
    13 / 24 °C
  • Saturday
    14 / 26 °C
  • Sunday
    14 / 24 °C
  • Monday
    15 / 24 °C
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Arrival & Address

A1 - exit Regau or Thalgau - Follow signs to Bad Ischl - Bad Goisern or St.Martin - then Gosau - Hallstatt

from Graz via Liezen - Bad Aussee - Obertraun - Hallstatt

There are numerous public car parks in Hallstatt
Plan Route Now
Westbound Line - change in Attnang Puchheim for Seinach-Irdning-Hallstatt

From Hallstatt Railway Station there is boat transfer to the village

Bus service from Salzburg - Change in Bad Ischl for buses to Hallstatt/Obertraun
A local bus service operates from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl, Gosau, Obertraun .......
Any questions? Please call us!
+43 512 5351 553

Daily from 8 am - 10 pm
Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
Geschäftsstelle Hallstatt
Seestraße 99
Nähe Busterminal
4830 Hallstatt, PO Box A- 4830, Austria
World Heritage Hallstatt - Hallstatt Upper Austria