One of Europe’s most beautiful photo spots is only a short walk from the market square. This is where you get the most popular views of Hallstatt, which is photographed by enthusiastic tourists in summer and winter alike. From this point the village appears like in a fairytale as it is perfectly located in the surrounding mountains of the Salzkammergut area. Holidays in Hallstatt, however, boast more than just magic views: hiking and bathing in summer, and skiing in winter make for unforgettable days for the entire family. Discover 7000 years of history of salt mining and drive into the famous salt mine. In 1997, the protohistorically important village of Hallstatt became UNESCO world heritage and natural heritage.
Water & Mountains in Hallstatt
Lake Hallstätter See is often called “Silent Fjord” and it is also the reason why many summer holiday makers are attracted by Hallstatt. Not far from its shores the impressive Dachstein massif ranks up high into the sky, which can be seen from many spots when on excursions at the lake and therefore provides a very special atmosphere. Fishing and bathing are among the most popular activities at the lake. But it also has an impressive underwater world, which can be discovered on scuba diving tours. Those who prefer to stay dry and still want to see the beauty of the fjord in the Salzkammergut can enjoy splendid views of the water on walks along the various hiking trails. The Panorama Path offers numerous glimpses of the picturesque village. But not only the area around the lake is ideal for hiking but also the surrounding mountains have a lot to offer: steep and demanding tours as well as shorter and more leisurely walks – there is something for everyone. Young and old will finally fall in love with the regional delights when they try a hearty snack at one of the pasture huts.