Salt was a valuable resource, so the region was historically very
wealthy. It is possible to tour the world's first known salt mine named
Salzwelten, located above downtown Hallstatt.
The village also gave its name to the early Iron Age Celtic Hallstatt
culture and is a World Heritage Site for Cultural Heritage. Hallstatt is
a popular tourist attraction owing to its small-town appeal and can be
toured on foot in ten minutes.
Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to
prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture, a culture
often linked to Celtic, Proto-Celtic, and pre-Illyrian people of the
Early Iron Age Europe, c.800–450 BC. Some of the earliest archaeological
evidence for the Celts was found in Hallstatt.
Our house is approximately 6km from Hallstatt. Close enough to easily
access, yet far from the hustle and bustle of Hallstatt so you can
relax. If you do not have a car, or simply do not want to drive, then
there are several options to get there:
rent a bike in our village and cycle to Hallstatt. Depending on how
well you cycle it will take around 30 minutes to cycle to Hallstatt.
scenic route via foot takes you through Obertraun and along the
shores of lake Hallstatt and will take around 1 hour.
next bus stop to our house is “Obertraun Bundessportzentrum”
and is around 1.5km from our house, where you can catch a bus to
Hallstatt. More details here:
next train station to our house is "Obertraun Koppenbrüllerhöhle"
(Only May to November) which is a pretty walk which only takes 15
minutes. From here you can catch the train to Hallstatt train
station from where you take a ferry over the lake to the town of
Hallstatt. More frequent trains go from the "Obertraun
Dachsteinhöhlen" train station which is a 2km walk from our
house. More details here:
ferry station of Obertraun is a 2.5km walk from our house where you
can take a ferry boat directly to Hallstatt at 11:30, 13:30, 14:30,
15:30 and 16:40. More details here
You can take a ride on a traditional wooden boat
from Obertraun Seecafe (2,5km from our house) to Hallstatt and return. The service runs hourly from
9:15 to 19:00 and costs only €7 one-way or €12 return. Further
details can be found on here:
is very convenient and only costs €15 each way for up to 8 persons.
We recommend Taxi Rastl, who speak English and can be reached on
+43 699 1175 4852 or email@example.com
option is to visit Hallstatt before checking-in to Landhaus Osborne. You
can leave your luggage at the Hallstatt Tourist Office next to the bus
terminal. The cost is €3 per piece of luggage and is available during
their opening hours. For further information:
of Hallstatt is nestled between high mountains and Lake Hallstatt.
Available space is in short supply making parking in the village a
problem. To solve the problem the village centre traffic free during the
daytime. It is not even permitted for hotel or guest house visitors to
drive through the village. The few existing parking spots are reserved
for the inhabitants of the village only.
There are two ways to enter the village, both have large sign posts
informing you where the 3 large parking areas are with a large
electronic display lit up showing you how many spots are still
This system is constantly updated to help you find an available spot.
Car Park P1 - GPS Co-ordinates:
Car Park P2 -
Car Park P3 -
All parking lots are equipped with fully automatic systems at the
barriers. All you need to do is press the button "Parking ticket" and
remove the card. Find yourself an available spot and enjoy your time in
When you return to the car park, head first of all to the car park
machine, insert your ticket into the slot provided on the left side of
the machine. The amount due will appear on the display. If you wish to
pay in cash, use the slot on the right hand side of the machine to pay,
it accepts both coins and notes. It will also give you change if you
don’t have the exact amount displayed.
The machine also accepts MasterCard, Visa or Maestro. In this case,
after inserting the ticket in the slot provided on the left side, you
then insert your credit or debit card in the slot provided. The amount
due will be charged automatically to your card.
Remove the paid parking ticket from the machine and drive your vehicle
to the exit of the parking lot. At the departure gate, just insert the
ticket in the slot provided for this purpose and the barrier will lift.
20 minutes free
up to 1 hour €3,50
up to 2 hours €6,00
3 to 6 hours €8,00
7 to 12 hours €9,00
12 to 24 hours €0,50 Euro / per hour
For further information, contact:
Parkplatz Errichtung und Betrieb
Tel.: +43 6134 8255 19