Hallstatt is a tiny lakeside village and you can easily walk around it in under an hour. Having a full day, or even half a day for Hallstatt in enough time. However, there are many Hallstatt attractions located around the village in the surrounding mountains and countryside which you would need more time to see.
One of the best things to do in Hallstatt is to walk through and explore the picturesque village itself. There are incredible views around every corner you turn; pastel-coloured gingerbread houses, and wooden chalets built into the mountainsides. It’s the perfect place for a stroll and to take some photos. Find out more here.
During the Middle Ages, as cemetery space became limited, they started digging under Pfarrkirche Maria am Berg church to create more space to bury the dead and it looks like most of these skeletons have been there since. While the Skull Chapel might not be the prettiest thing to see in Hallstatt it certainly is an intriguing sight.
Hallstatt Skywalk is a viewing platform located on top of a mountain just above Hallstatt. The viewing platform itself actually juts out from the mountaintop creating a sensation that you’re walking in the air. Get unrivalled panoramic views of the enchanting Hallstätter See and the surrounding mountains.
Hallstatt is actually home to one of the oldest salt mines in the world. Salzwelten Hallstatt is some 7,000 years old and throughout history salt was the area’s largest export which allowed this region to prosper. Today visitors can tour the still-operating salt mine and discover its history and the salt mining process. Find out more here.
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