Recreational fun in the unique World Heritage landscape
The whole family will enjoy the beach in Hallstatt. Just a ten minutes' walk from the town centre, is a small artificial bathing island, which is connected with a bridge from the shore. The island was built in the sixties using the rock excavated during the building of the Hallstatt tunnel. Today the bathing island in the World Heritage region of Hallstatt / Dachstein Salzkammergut is a meeting place for guests and hosts. Whether you simply want to let go and relax, or fancy bathing and swimming in a natural landscape: You will find recreation at Hallstatt beach. Read a book by the lake or explore the various playground apparatus in the large playground with your children. A beach holiday in the Salzkammergut at its best!
Our insiders' tip: Those who like it especially romantic should go to the Hallstatt bathing island “after dark” and look into the magnificent night sky and the romantically lit World Heritage town. Uniquely beautiful and unforgettable!
.Reading Matter for Holidaymakers
For those who like to pass their time with a good book, the “Badeinsel” (bathing island) in Hallstatt offers a very special service: a book hut which is open for you 24/7. Here, bookworms will find a large selection of books from various genres. Borrowing is free! Books can also be handed in or exchanged.
How do storm warning beacons work?
Whether you’re out in a rental boat from one of the numerous rental agencies on Lake Hallstatt or underway in your own vessel, there is always a potential for storms or high waves on the lake. Storm warning beacons call attention to the weather conditions in the area. The storm warning beacons (an orange, blinking spotlight) are positioned in the north and south so that at least one signal is visual from any point on the lake.
In this manner, water enthusiasts can be immediately warned in the event of strong winds or storms. You should be aware of and heed the respective signals. A quickly rotating light signifies an approaching storm. You should leave the water immediately!
A slowly rotating light means that a storm can arise at some point in the near future. You may remain on the water but stay close to shore. Should you find yourself in a dangerous situation, call the emergency number 130. Your boat rental agency is available to answer additional questions. We hope you have a memorable and safe outing on Lake Hallstatt.
If you have any questions on these topics, please contact the staff at Tourism Information.
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Tourism information Bad Goisern
Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100
Tourism information Gosau
Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20
Tourism information Hallstatt
Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30
Tourism information Obertrau
n Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40
Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time. We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.
Your editorial team.