Hallstatt – The Heart of Salzkammergut

Don't miss out on this day trip from Mondsee to Hallstatt

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Located between the mystic lakes and the towering mountains, the picturesque town Hallstatt seems like it was built on the water. Here the Salzkammergut, and Austria, presents itself from its most beautiful side – a wonderful day trip in Salzkammergut that you should definitely not miss out on.

Hallstatt in Salzkammergut
Enjoy the beautiful view

Hallstatt - a town for every season

The journey from Mondsee via Bad Ischl and Bad Goisern is a highlight in itself. Huge lakes, the magnificent mountains and lush landscapes alternate with one another until you arrive at Lake Hallstatt and the gorgeous town comes into view. Things to do in Hallstatt in summer include:

  • A walk through the town centre
  • Visit the Karner, an ossuary with decorated skulls
  • Visit the realm of salt in the Salzwelten Hallstatt – the salt mine (open in summer)
  • Romantic walks along the lake
  • In winter the Dachstein Salzkammergut ski resort is located close to the town
  • Many other activities …

Hallstatt Period and Culture – 800 to 475 BC

In 1846 archaeologists found a huge cemetery from the Iron Age on the Salzberg Mountain. Weapons, belt buckles, jewellery, needles … The records made here were extremely accurate for those times and thus made the discovery the first and most important for this period. It was due to this finding that this 300-year era is now called “Hallstatt Period”.

Curious – Hallstatt is so beautiful that a replica of it was built in China

Do you know Buluo? Probably not, but if you have ever been to Hallstatt then you will instantly recognise the similarities in the Chinese province. For the last couple of years the Chinese constructed a replica of this picturesque Austrian town. The result is quite impressive, but of course can not measure up with the original!

You should not miss out on a trip to Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut during your holiday at the Hotel Eichingerbauer – no matter what time of the year you spend your holidays here. We will gladly recommend restaurants and pubs or help you find the best activities for the particular month. Just send us a no obligation holiday enquiry.


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