What to do and see in Hallstatt, Upper Austria: The Best Places and Tips

Hallstatt (German: [ˈhalʃtat]) is a small village in the district of Gmunden, in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. Situated on Hallstätter See, it is part of the Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, one of the World Heritage Sites in Austria.

1. Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

Salzbergstrasse 21, Hallstatt 4830, Austria Sights & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 1106 reviews

Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

Experience a bird's eye view of Hallstatt! The new viewing platform extends 12 metres from the mountainside and 360 meters above the ground.

Reviewed By Dan_sofia - Sofia, BulgariaSofia, Bulgaria

A must for tourists in Hallstatt

The platform is most popular among tourists in Hallstatt. The funicular beginning is very near the car park. On the platform you will make many postcard-like photos of the breathtaking landscapes. There is a nice café/restaurant with terrace to enjoy the

2. Old Town

Hallstatt 4830, Austria Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Walking Areas
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4.5 based on 1121 reviews

Old Town

Reviewed By rvfb - ManilaManila

Amazing fairytale place

Very touristy but very nice place on a very cool but sunny day. The lake looks pristine and the town just a charming village. Some come here to have their pre-nuptial photos taken. Others have booked their hotels here but warning you may have to drag your

3. Salzwelten

Salzbergstrasse 21, Hallstatt 4830, Austria Sights & Landmarks, Mines
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Salzwelten

Take the panorama funicular railway up the mountain at Hallstatt to discover the mysterious attraction of this mystical area. The path leads to the tunnel mouth and into a unique underground world first dug by hand more than 3000 years ago: many kilometres of tunnels lead deep into the rock interior. Enjoy a day full of fun and information at the Salt Mine Hallstatt for the hole family.

Reviewed By David C

Nice tour in salt mine

Me and my girlfriend visited this salt mine during our weekend trip to Hallstatt. We fully recommend you that! Interactive tour with many new informations. If you are a student, don't forget to bring your student's identity card, you will get an discount

4. Hallstatter See

Hallstatt 4830, Austria Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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4.5 based on 330 reviews

Hallstatter See

Reviewed By IFLOSS4U - OklahomaOklahoma

Breathtaking!

This place is absolutely breathtaking! I could sit here all day and just take it all in. I would highly recommend visiting to anyone wondering if it’s worth the drive. Love it here!

5. Central Square Marktplatz

Seestrasse, Hallstatt, Austria Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 808 reviews

Central Square Marktplatz

Reviewed By TAIN2013 - Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

Beautiful market square

Located on the lake, the town square has the usual collection of restaurants, bars, cafes, souvenir shops found in any tourist location. A holy trinity column occupies a prominent place on the market square. The houses around the square have flowering pla

6. Hallstatt Ossuary

Maria am Berg | Öffnungszeiten: Von Mai bis Oktober täglich von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr., Hallstatt, Austria Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Cemeteries
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Hallstatt Ossuary

Reviewed By tk3232 - Houston, TexasHouston, Texas

Bone chapel

Before I went to this place it was a bit scary (the chapel is located behind St.Michael Catholic Church, open daily from 10 am to 18 pm). The Chapel of St.Michael is even older the church. We had to pay 1.50 euros per person, entre and we ended up in a sm

7. Museum Hallstatt

Seestrasse 56, Hallstatt 4830, Austria Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 179 reviews

Museum Hallstatt

Reviewed By permia - IrelandIreland

Vivid account

To get a more complete understanding of the social and cultural history of the area down through the millenia, it is well worth spending some visit time here.Modern communication means are used to the full, bringing their daily life closer. The importance

8. Waldbachstrub Waterfall

Erchentalweg, Hallstatt, Austria Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
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Waldbachstrub Waterfall

Reviewed By pistah2016 - Kolin, Czech RepublicKolin, Czech Republic

The best activity in Hallstatt

This is the best activity in Hallstatt. I think, that's even better than the city itself. The entrance to the path is about 300 meters away from the P2 parking. So you can park there or you can go even closer to a park place which is near the entrance. Th

9. Badestrand Hallstatt

Seelande 53, Hallstatt 4830, Austria Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
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Badestrand Hallstatt

Reviewed By TryppAdams - Minneapolis, MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minnesota

Great picnic spot - Free parking

This is a great little park that despite some of the pictures and the location shown is actually a bit south of the bus parking area and offers free parking and great views of Hallstatt, the lake and mountains. This would be the perfect spot to enjoy a pi

10. Hallstatt Lutheran Church

Landungsplatz 101, Hallstatt 4830, Austria Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
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Hallstatt Lutheran Church

Reviewed By Kpat7 - Vienna, AustriaVienna, Austria

Beautiful little church!

A nice stop as you walk thru town, there's nothing that special about the inside, but the outside defines the profile of Hallstatt, so cool to see it.

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