Welcome in the holidayregion around Lake Hallstatt

Is the ideal base for exploring the Dachstein massif - a natural paradise. From Obertraun, take the Dachstein World Heritage Cable Car up to the fascinating Giant Ice Cave and the impressive Mammoth Cave You can also travel a little further up to the Krippenstein on the Dachstein plateau. This natural landscape is also testimony to three and a half thousand years of continuous cultural heritage. Salt is Hallstatt’s “white gold”. It has been extracted here since the middle of the Bronze Age, accounting for the local people’s erstwhile prosperity. Embark on an extraordinary tour of the history of the “Man in Salt” in the Salt Worlds of Hallstatt. Grave relics dating from what archaeologists refer to as the “Hallstatt Age” testify to the wealth of the earliest salt miners. Priceless finds are on display in the Cultural Heritage Museum. Characteristic of this region are also the charming small houses with their typical wooden verandas, the vigour of the local folklore and the ebullient mentality of the people who live here.

Sights of this World Heritage region

Golden Autumn in the Mountains

© Kraft | Herbst in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Winter Time

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Program for bad weather

Family events

The region around Lake Hallstatt

World Heritage



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The region around Lake Hallstatt


To keep an overview: The calendar of events for the region

Family bike tour to Chorinsky-Klause

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