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Top 6 Local History in Hallstatt - 2023

Updated Sep 2023
  • No.1

    Lake Hallstatt

    307 Reviews
    1.9km from downtown
    "Hallstatt is absolutely one of the beautiful places I have visited. The weather was a little cool in late September. I was taking my pre-wedding photo here. Everything was just amazing. Highly recommend!"
    Highlights: Lake Hallstatt is one of the more famous of the 14 lakes in the Salzkammergut region. The lake surface in the early morning is shrouded in a layer of mist from time to time, and a small boat is occasionally propped up, and the waves caused by the waves create countless ripples on the calm lake surface; the lakeshore in the evening is even more charming, with mangroves and yellow leaves all over the mountains and fields, swans and ducks floating and feeding. , as well as the coffee houses with flowers on the shore, which constitute the beautiful scenery here. Hallstatt also holds events every year. Due to the narrow roads in the city, Mass is usually held on the boating lake. The flower-decorated salt-carrying boats have altars, as well as bishops, altarpieces and choirs, and the boats are festooned with church flags woven with people in various traditional costumes. Visitors can take a sightseeing cruise on Lake Hallstatt.
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  • No.2

    Hallstatt and Altausee Salt Mine

    90 Reviews
    959m from downtown
    "This city is a must-go place! Salt caves add a lot of fun to this place. After taking the cable car up the mountain, I have to walk for about 20 minutes, but it is all flat, and the scenery is super beautiful! The slide in the cave is the key, but the process is not boring at all, the tour guide is very humorous!"
    Highlights: There is a salt cave halfway up the mountain behind the town. It has a history of more than 7,000 years. It is the oldest salt mine in the world and one of the must-see attractions in Hall Tate. Visitors can take the cable car to go there. After arriving at the cable car station, they can see a restaurant. After climbing up for about 15 minutes, they will see the salt pit. After that, they have to change into "miners' clothes" and take a small train to enter the cave. After getting off the bus, I walked into a twisty, deep and strange passage. Since the mine was deep underground, it was very interesting to slide down a slide. In the mine, there is a movie room to introduce the history of the salt pit and the mining process, so that visitors can deepen their understanding of the salt cave; there is also an underground salt lake, the level is like a mirror, in addition, tourists can also visit the original salt mine workers' dormitory "Salt Miners". Attractions such as the House of Excavated Clothes and tools used to mine rock salt are displayed.
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  • No.3

    Pfarrkirche und Beinhaus

    60 Reviews
    134m from downtown
    "Due to the limited land area of Harstadt, the bones of the deceased person will be removed from the grave after 10 years of burial and placed in the skeleton hall in the cave on the mountain, and the names and skulls of the years of life and death will be stacked together to form a human bone chamber, and a total of 1,200 skulls will be piled up in the human bone hall. 610 of them were also painted."
    Highlights: The church is built on the hillside and is an important local church. Many local residents believe in Catholicism, so it is also an important place for religious ceremonies. Next to the church, there is a cemetery where many people of faith are buried, including people from other denominations. The cemetery is solemn and solemn, with a unique pattern of crosses and roses erected. People come here to cherish the memory of their ancestors, revealing a touch of warmth in the silence.
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  • No.4

    Central Square

    59 Reviews
    18m from downtown
    "The market square is located in the center of the town, surrounded by a circle of colorful fairy-tale houses, with sculptures and fountains in the square, a monument in the center, and many restaurants and souvenir shops are concentrated here."
    Highlights: The Market Square is a small square in the town of Hallstatt with a sculpture standing in it and surrounded by colorful houses. Most of the buildings around the square are handicraft shops, so you can stroll around if you have enough time. When there are few tourists, the square is quiet and peaceful, and sometimes street performers perform here. Nowadays, there are more and more tourists in Hallstatt, everyone will take a break in the square, and the square will become more and more lively.
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  • No.5

    Hallstatt World Cultural Heritage Museum

    29 Reviews
    44m from downtown
    "The only museum in the small circle, but there are no tourists, because you need to buy tickets to enter the outside to see, it feels not very attractive, there is a small square at the door, there is a tree next to it, it is full of pink flowers, very beautiful."
    Highlights: The World Cultural Heritage Museum near Hallstatt's central square may be the smallest museum in the world, but the cultural relics displayed here are very precious. There are cultural relics from various eras with a history of nearly 7,000 years in the area, including clothes and salt mining tools excavated from the original salt mines, iron age household utensils, and early steam ship models.
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  • No.6

    Dachsteinsport Janu

    5 Reviews
    86m from downtown
    "Dachsteinsport Janu This neighborhood is close to the mine experience center. It is very interesting and worth playing. The staff is very responsible and will explain the geological and landforms. It is very interesting!"
    Highlights: Dachsteinsport Janu is a historical site not far from the salt mines, including Celtic and Roman civilizations. Archaeological excavations are still going on, and I believe there will be a lot of gains after the excavations.
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