Welcome to the World Heritage region Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut! A natural landscape of mountains and lakes awaits you with unique excursion destinations.
The four towns Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt, Gosau at Dachstein, Hallstatt and Obertraun form the holiday region in the Salzkammergut.
Supposedly you can not have everything. But when it comes to holiday fun, the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut makes the famous exception. Hardly any holiday region can boast such a diverse range of experiences and nature. A feat in a lavishly beautiful area where mountains and lakes reach out.
Anyone who thinks that holidays in Austria are just for sprightly pensioners and families could not be further from the truth. In the Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt, Gosau at Dachstein, Hallstatt and Obertraun region, there are activities to suit everyone: hiking, climbing, mountain biking, diving and swimming in the crystal clear lakes. Those in search of local culture have come to the right place too.
The Dachstein Krippenstein and the breathtaking Dachstein high mountain plateau have attractions that are guaranteed to test your nerve, especially since the building of the legendary 5fingers viewing platform. The area is also well known for its extensive network of hiking trails and the „Hiking Friends Cooperation“ is available to advise on hiking tours and general advice on walking in the region.
Asides the numerous places of interest, the region and its people are renowned for their local historic traditions which includes the ornate national dress which is still worn today. The local cuisine is also well-renowned. It is hardly surprising that so many hikers and mountain bikers choose to swap their energy drink or power bar for a snack in a traditional mountain hut with panoramic views.
Salt and handicrafts are as much a part of the region as the mountains and lakes. Visit the salt mines exhibition in Hallstatt and embark on a fascinating journey to the origins of this „white gold“. Visit the HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut and discover how the famous „Goisern Shoe“ is still being made by hand today, and watch spectacle frames being made from stag’s horn. There is lots more you will learn about our region during your visit.
Experience more of the local culture in historic Hallstatt and in the other picturesque neighborhoods which make up the region. If you combine a trip to our World Heritage region with a mountain bike tour, the youngsters will love all the cultural aspects too.
Staff at the tourist offices throughout the region are always available to provide expert advice on all aspects of your holiday, starting with finding suitable accommodation. Many of the local landlords are experts in particular fields. Some are tour guides themselves, and others specialize in organizing family holidays. The tourist offices are drop-in centres where help and advice are always on hand.