Hallstatt: UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site at Lake Hallstatt
Mystic and picturesque Hallstatt between mountain and lake
The town of Hallstatt in Austria's Salzkammergut region named a whole epoch. The Hallstatt time stands for extraordinary cultural developments 1,200 years ago.
This is a trip you should definitely take during your holidays at the romantic, lakefront White Horse Inn. The small town of Hallstatt sits cosily at the foot of the staggeringly tall mountains that fall steeply into Lake Hallstatt. The houses stand narrowly wall to wall and are party built on stilts out onto the lake. Even in the 19th Century Hallstatt could only be reached by boat. For 7,000 years salt mining has taken place in Hallstatt. The Hallstatt Salt Mine is also well worth a visit during your holidays in Austria’s Lake District - the Salzkammergut region.
The best views of this mysterious town, which is home to a mere 900 inhabitants, are enjoyed from the lake. A boat trip on Lake Hallstatt is another unmissable highlight with a trip to the town that was named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1996.
Sights in Hallstatt and at Lake Hallstatt:
- World Cultural Heritage Site: UNESCO World heritage protected historic buildings and churches
- Hallstatt Salt Mine: open all year, apart from January, and suitable for children from four years of age.
- Hallstatt Museum (open all year apart from a few single day)
- Glacier garden in the Echern Valley of Hallstatt, a relic from the Ice Age.
- Boat trip on Lake Hallstatt
- Bone House Hallstatt: the largest collection of skulls in the world
Holidays at the White Horse Inn: a trip to UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site of Hallstatt
A mere 45 minute's drive divides you from the Hallstatt UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site during your holidays in St. Wolfgang. And there are so many more sights, monuments of nature and events to explore during your holidays in Austria.