Hallstätter See – scenic tour along the shore

Hallstatt convinces its visitors with an incomparable charm. It seems that time has stopped here. Due to the romantic cityscape, Seestadt is often called the most beautiful in the world.

Hallstätter See
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Hallstätter See – Dachstein region

You don’t have to travel to China to admire the beautiful seascape around Lake Hallstatt. The original of the Chinese replica is in the middle of Europe in Austria. The starting point of the Hallstatt tour is the city of Salzburg and from there the guests are brought to the Dachstein region. Well-known bathing and health resorts such as Fuschl, St. Gilgen, which is also known as “Mozart Village”, and Bad Ischl are on the way. The goal of the excursion is on the southwest bank of the lake – the beautiful town of Hallstatt.

Lake with a very special atmosphere

In addition to the lake, which captivates with its fjord-like appearance, Hallstatt enchants with its many listed houses. These are lovingly cared for and it looks like someone has stopped time. The painted skulls, which can be seen in the ossuary, and the parish church with its winged altar are particularly for the region. Hallstatt, often referred to as the most beautiful seaside town in the world, looks back on a long cultural history. Here people started settling and mining salt thousands of years ago.

Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

UNESCO declared the “Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut” region a World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1997. If you want to learn more about the history of the city, you should visit the World Heritage Museum Hallstatt. Here you will find information about the 7,000-year history from the Neolithic period until today. Another recommendation is the view from the “Skywalk”, from where you can admire the buildings with their special architecture. The observation deck is 360 meters above the city roofs. The view is not only of Hallstatt, but also of Lake Hallstatt and the Dachstein Mountains.

Blick vom See auf Hallstatt

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