Hallstatt is a small town on Lake Hallstatter
, noted by many to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is also considered to be the oldest still-inhabited village in Europe with its history going back to the 2nd millennium BC. Its spectacular beauty and long history makes this one of the best destinations for a true getaway. A train runs between Salzburg and Vienna, and this is one of the best ways to enter the town other than the bus services.
When in Hallstatt, sitting in a chair with your favorite view may be all that is needed. But if you get the itch to move, there is still plenty to see and do. A boat tour of the lake or hike along the many trails are great leisure options and lead to more exciting sites. Werfen Ice Caves
is one such site and features ice waterfalls, lakes, and ponds. A lakeside playground provides a family-friendly destination as well as the best town views without going out on a boat, and Hallstatt Salt World explores the oldest salt mine in the world with tunnels dug out over 3,000 years ago. Within this UNESCO World Heritage region is an abundance of charming beauty and fascinating history.
Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Hallstatt for hotels and must-see destinations.