Hallstatt Austria Travel Guide
Hallstatt Austria Travel Guide

Hallstatt, Austria:

Settled InSalt mine ruins & tools date back to 5,000 B.C.  The influence of the Hallstatt salt mining and Celtic traditions led to a large period of pre-Roman time to be known as the Hallstatt Era.
Officially Founded1158 AD
Population: 1,000
Suggested Stay: 1-2 Full Days

Hallstatt Austria Travel Guide

Overview Of Hallstatt:

Sustained by the richness of local salt deposits, there was a Hallstatt before there was even a Rome. How much before Rome do 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 is 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 to 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!

Our FREE Hallstatt Tours:

We have put together three very helpful do it yourself tours for visiting Hallstatt.  The main tour is a stroll through the village to see the lakefront, main square, and bone chapel.  We have also created two special guides including how to visit both the Ice Cave and Salt Mine with a great collection of other sites to see nearby as you tour them.

1.  Free Hallstatt Walking Tour
Hallstatt Ice Cave Tour & 5 Fingers
Hallstatt Salt Mine Tour