Nestled between the edge of the mystical shores of Hallstätter See and the dramatic Dachstein mountains lies the small village of Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage site and perhaps the most postcard picture perfect village in all of Austria. Hallstatt deserves its place among the covers of travel guides and as one of the most photographed villages in all of Austria. It is one of the most stunning villages I have ever seen.
Venture into Austria’s Lake District on a full day private tour, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region. Journey along the emerald-green Fuschlsee, see the emperor’s summer palace in Bad Ischl and more.
Visit the world-famous Hallstatt – the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’, well-known by its breathtaking beauty, Hallstatt is considered by many visitors as one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the World.
From exploring caves to a boat trips there’s plenty of fun to be had in Salzkammergut. Here’s our guide for the top things to do during your stay.
Witness Austria’s natural and cultural treasures in Dachstein Salzkammergut. Here’s a travel guide with top attractions, things to do and how to get there.
They may be relatively under the radar compared to more popular spots, but they’re certainly captivating and well worth a detour.
All mines need regular reinforcement against collapse, and Hallstatt, the world’s oldest salt mine perched in the Austrian Alps, is no exception.
Ranging from Peruvian mountain ranges to European cities, the list encompasses both natural and man-made wonders from every area of the globe.
When I think of the Alps, Switzerland most often comes to mind. This summer however, I trekked over the Austrian Alps and realized what a hidden gem this country is! Austria has it all, from amazing hut-to-hut trekking to musical Salzburg to the charming salt-mining village of Hallstatt, which is like stepping into a fairytale.
This city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian old city on its left bank, facing the 19th century new town on its right. The old city or Altstadt is famous for genius composer Mozart and you can even visit his house, and museum, displaying his childhood instruments. Salzburg is also the setting for the immensely loved and popular movie, the Sound of Music.
We left Salzburg by train, after a 7:00AM taxi ride which our hosts graciously arranged for us. The Salzburg train station is easy to find your way around in and we had purchased our tickets for Hallstatt there a few days earlier.
The short train journey of less than 3 hours, including one quick train change around halfway, was through beautiful countryside and into the mountains dotted with small towns and the occasional castle.
It was just starting to rain as we got off at the Hallstatt stop. There is a small building here in the wilderness at the side of the track and a path leads down to a small walk-on ferry to take you on a 15 minute ride across the lake to the town of Hallstatt.