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Hallstatt - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting

Hallstatt, Austria

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About Hallstatt

A small picturesque town declared as one of the World Heritage Sites in Austria. Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times.

Attractions Near Hallstatt

Central Square
Central Square0.02km from Hallstatt

Central Square Marktplatz today is an iconic example of Austrian architecture and a nexus of the town of Hallstatt. Visit the square, nestled within the city named to the World Heritage List, and wander among a host of old buildings marked by balconies and steep roofs. One of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many other options too.

Welterbemuseum Hallstatt
Welterbemuseum Hallstatt0.04km from Hallstatt

The Hallstatt Museum is a museum in Hallstatt, Upper Austria, that has an unrivalled collection of discoveries from the local salt mines and from the cemeteries of Iron Age date near to the mines, which have made Hallstatt the type site for the important Hallstatt culture. The museum, the salt mines, and the Dachstein Ice Cave are designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Echerntal1.81km from Hallstatt

Echerntal is a valley in Upper Austria and has an elevation of 546 metres. Echerntal is situated nearby to Feuerwehrzeughaus, and close to Hirlatzhöhle. It is one of the iconic location which was blessed with natural beauty and also there are so many things to see and do here. b

Hallstätter See
Hallstätter See2.09km from Hallstatt

Hallstätter See is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria. It is named after Hallstatt, a small market town famous for its salt mining since prehistoric times and for being the starting point of the world's oldest still-working industrial pipeline, used to transport brine to Bad Ischl and further to Ebensee. Its surface is approximately 8.55 km2 and its maximum depth is 125 metres. It is a popular destination for tourists, especially scuba divers.

Dachstein Krippenstein
Dachstein Krippenstein4.48km from Hallstatt

The Dachstein Krippenstein cable car not only takes you to the Schönbergalm, the Dachstein Ice Caves and to the Mammoth Cave without any need to flex those muscles, it also takes you to Obertraun’s local mountain, the Krippenstein at 2100m.

5 Fingers
5 Fingers5.32km from Hallstatt

The "5fingers" viewing platform in Obertraun is one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in Austria and offers adrenaline rushes at the highest level. It was named "5 Fingers" by virtue of its hand-like shape. The individual fingers, which are approximately 4 m long fingers, are built over a precipice of about 400 m depth. The observation deck is illuminated at night, making it visible from Hallstatt and Obertraun.

Where is Hallstatt

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Upper Austria is Austria's leading industrial region. As of 2009, it accounted for approximately a quarter of the country's exports.

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