Hallstatt Austria Travel Guide
Hallstatt Travel Guide

Hallstatt, Austria:

Settled In: Salt mine ruins & tools date back to 5,000 B.C.
Officially Founded: 1158 A.D.
Population: 1,000
Suggested Stay: 1-2 Full Days


Sustained by the richness of local salt deposits, there was a Hallstatt before there was even a Rome. How much before Rome you ask?  The first recorded settlement in Hallstatt is from 5000BC!  While much of Hallstatt has obviously changed some over 7000 years, they have started to unearth pottery and artifacts, such as an ancient wooden staircase, that are shedding new light on the villages early days.

Today, old world charm doesn’t just come from Hallstatt’s small Alpine setting or its terraced 500-600 year old homes, but instead mainly comes from the laid back, easy going vibe, and friendly locals.  Aside from strolling the quaint streets, our favorite activities in Hallstatt include visits to the local salt mine, the Bone Chapel, through giant Ice Caves, and boat trips onto the imposing lake.  Enjoy our Hallstatt Austria travel guide!

Hallstatt Bone Chapel

Top 10 Things To Do In Hallstatt:

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Getting To Hallstatt:

Getting to Hallstatt from either Salzburg, Munich, or Vienna is a lot easier than you can even imagine since it is hard to find the correct info online.  The best way to get to Hallstatt from Salzburg is typically the bus, while train is better from Vienna, but it depends on your schedule.  The link below has a guide we put together from our recent trips to Hallstatt to get you going.

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