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Protestant Church in Hallstatt

Hallstatt, Oberösterreich , Österreich

In the 16th century, Martin Luther's reformation teachings fell on fertile soil in the Inner Salzkammergut. After the Counter-Reformation, the “tolerance patent” allowed Protestants to practice their religion. The Evangelical Church Hallstatt was built on 30th of October 1785 as a prayer house. 

From the prayer house to the church

After the decree of Emperor Franz Joseph I, all Evangelicals were guaranteed full homeland rights and equal rights in church and political life. At that time, 500 people from Hallstatt professed the Evangelical faith. From then on the new church began. In October 1863, after only five years of construction, the new Church in Hallstatt was completed.

Concerts in the church

These days, the Evangelical Church, a few steps from the historical market square, also regularly invites you to cultural concerts. Especially in the summer months, numerous musicians from all over the world come to the World Heritage town Hallstatt to perform numerous pieces in the church. At the portal to the church there is a board with additional information on the history in German and English.

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Open every day all around the year from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • opened daily

Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:
Federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl driveway onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 in direction to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt

from Linz:
A1 motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut Straße B145 direction Gmunden, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt

from Graz:
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320
in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 via Bad Aussee to Hallstatt

from Villach:
A10 Tauernautobahn to exit "Eben im Pongau", from there via Annaberg, Gosau to Hallstatt
by train
arriving at "train station Hallstatt", take the ferry to Hallstatt, from the pier you walk 20 minutes

by bus
you arrive at the busterminal „Hallstatt Lahn“, from there it is a five minute walk
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en(bus).

Parking fees

From € 4.00 per hour Bus fee: € 40.00 per day

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Entrance free of charge

  • All weather
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
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  • Autumn
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The Protestant Church

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Protestant Church in Hallstatt
Oberer Marktplatz 167
4830 Hallstatt

+43 6134 8254
+43 6134 8254

Contact person
Mr Pfarrer Dankfried Kirsch
Evangelische Pfarrgemeinde A.B.
Oberer Marktplatz 167
4830 Hallstatt

+43 6134 8254
+43 699 18878496

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