Hallstatt is a village on Lake Hallstatt’s western shore in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region. Its 16th-century Alpine houses and alleyways are home to cafes and shops. A funicular railway connects to Salzwelten, an ancient salt mine with a subterranean salt lake, and to Skywalk Hallstatt viewing platform. A trail leads to the Echern Valley glacier garden with glacial potholes and Waldbachstrub Waterfall.
What is Hallstatt Austria known for?
Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture, the archaeological culture linked to Proto-Celtic and early Celtic people of the Early Iron Age in Europe, c. 800–450 BC
Magically beautiful and flanked by lush wooded slants and mountain cliffs, Lake Hallstatt is one of the top-rated tourist attractions in Hallstatt in Austria. Locating in upper Austria at the northern foot of the Dachstein mountain range, Lake Hallstatt is the most historically significant lake in the Alps. The shore of the lake has pretty villages like Obertraun, Steeg, and Hallstatt. During the summer months, several boat tours are organized that lets you explore these villages. Admiring the pristine scenery along the shoreline will leave you in awe.
Other than this, you can do rowing or pedal boating on the lake or just rent bicycles and explore the mountains and meadows that surround the serene alpine lake. Apart from spotting a whole lot of diverse flora and fauna on your way, the best way to witness the true and the most marvelous beauty of the lake will be to hiking up to the top of the mountain from where you get a clear view of the whole lake.