One of the most beautiful villages in Austria's mountainous Salzkammergut region, Hallstatt attracts travelers due to its picturesque allure and laid back vibe. There are a number of things to do in Hallstatt that can turn your trip into a memorable one. Ride on the Funicular that connects to Salzwelten, and offers you glimpses of an ancient salt mine, a subterranean Salt Lake and multimedia presentations on the village's mining history. Rudolf’s Tower is another point from where you can enjoy sweeping views of the city and valleys around. Visit the market place and the city view point to see why this village is one of the most beautiful towns in the world. At museum Hallstatt, you can come across the history of Hallstatt for more than 7000 years. One of the most favorite things to do in Hallstatt is to visit the famous ice caves that are formed here due to perfect weather conditions. For adventure junkies, walking up on the skywalk lets them enjoy panoramic views of the whole village and the lake.
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What to Do in and around Hallstatt
Enjoy 9 best Hallstatt attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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Hallstatt, Austria 4830
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
The city of Hallstatt is home to many tourists who come here to see the beautiful architecture and natural scenery that complements it. And hence the city and the market place near it becomes a very hot tourist spot for the masses and hence the most photographed place in the region. Be it a gentle stroll on the street or enjoying the savoury food from the local restaurants fresh from the lake, Hallstatt never misses to amaze its guests. Fresh delicacies, friendly locals and beauty that will mesmerize you is what Hallstatt is all about.
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Welterbemuseum Hallstatt (World Heritage museum of Hallstatt) Seestraße 56 Austria 4830 Hallstatt
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Hallstatt museum was completed in 2002 and covers the history of Hallstatt for more than 7000 years and has a very contemporary style to it. The museum offers a journey back to time with artefacts and takes you back to the Iron Age also known as the age of Hallstatt. The museum displays the change that humanity and Hallstatt has gone through over thousands of years through unique, interactive and innovative ways so that you can take a slice of history with you as a souvenir.
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Salzbergstrasse 21 4830, Hallstatt, Austria.
09:30 am - 06:30 pm
Funicular being a mechanical cable railway is a good way to see the whole city through a bird’s eye view and during the four to five minute journey it will take to an amazing height of 885 meters. So simply if you do not have time to explore all the places the Funicular is a great time saving idea. The funicular connects most of the attraction spots and can be utilized for easy access to the whole city. The funicular is a great way to visit the salt mines or the ice caves as it saves you time and energy while you can just relax and enjoy the view.
Hallstatt Salt mine is the first mine known to mankind and is a great attraction for tourists. The salt mine is believed to have existed much before 1500 B.C. and takes you through the journey of time. There are many options you can take while going on the trip to the famous salt mine as there are holiday and family packages available. Explore history and be one with the Hallstatt culture and traditions of Hallstatt through this exciting ride.
Rudolf’s Tower is another attraction that is way above the ground. Standing proudly at 855 meters the place offers an unbeaten look of the whole city. The tower, built in 1282, is named after and constructed by Duke Albrecht I of Austria as a defence for the mine workers on the Salzburg. The place since then has become a huge tourist spot and fascinates thousands of tourists across the world.
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The catholic parish church in Hallstatt Katholische Pfarre Hallstatt Kirchenweg 40 4830 Hallstatt Austria
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This gothic temple came into existence when there was no place in graveyards for the dead and no other place was accepted by the church. Beinhaus en Michael’s chapel or the great bone house attracts people from all across the globe because of its gothic- roman feel which appeals to a lot of tourists. Pay your respects to the fallen and visit the marvellous church and experience first-hand the splendour and scintillating aura.
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Hallstatt, Austria 4830
09:20 am - 04:00 pm
There are not many places that can offer ice caves all year around. Hallstatt is one place where perfect conditions let you experience the splendour and grandeur of the ice caves all year round. Trekking, exploration is just the tip of the iceberg of what this place has to offer. Experience the magnificent ice caves and explore new realities to a world of dreams and endless imagination.
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Salzberg 1, 4830, Austria
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Skywalk of Hallstatt or the Hallstatt Viewing Platform is for those who just love adventures! Standing proudly at 350 meters, the skywalk lets its users a full panoramic view of the whole village and the lake. It is known for its exquisite sights and mind-blowing sceneries. The skylark protrudes up to 12 meters above the 350 meter valley staring down below. Because of the location it gives the perfect amount of thrill and beauty that will just mesmerize you and make you fall in love with Austria’s scenic wonders. Visitors are free to reach the Viewing Platform as they wish to – by hiking to the top or by enjoying the short and pleasant ride on the funicular railway or cable car.
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Bad Aussee, Austria 8990
09:00 am - 03:00 pm
A must go to stop, is a small market place about seventeen kilometres from Hallstatt which is a very big part of the Hallstatt heritage. It has been the centre for trade and commerce in the area for a very long time and attracts tourists to reminiscence in history In the market place lies the essence of time which can be felt very clearly when visiting. The market place becomes a must click spot as it shows the timeline of different eras mixing and coming together as one.