Hallstatt....Not just a pretty town.
Our house is approximately 6km from the UNESO World Heritage town
of Hallstatt. Close enough to easily access, yet far from the
hustle and bustle of Hallstatt so you can relax and unwind after
enjoying a eventful day in Hallstatt.
Since 1997, Hallstatt has been listed as a UNESCO World
Heritage site as part of the Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural
Whilst undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in the world, Hallstatt is
also known for its production of salt, dating back to
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
located above downtown Hallstatt, where salt has been mined for over
Hallstatt also 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. You can learn more
about the extensive history of Hallstatt at the
Hallstatt Museum which has has an unrivalled collection of
discoveries from the local salt mines and from the cemeteries of Iron
Age date near to the mines, which have made Hallstatt the type
site for the important Hallstatt culture.
a popular tourist attraction owing to its small-town appeal and can be
toured on foot in ten minutes.
There is also lots to discover away from the centre - especially in the
wild romantic Echerntal where the extraordinary Glacier Garden
(Gletschergarten) with its monuments from the last Ice Age and the
mighty Waldbachstrub Waterfall count as two of the most beautiful
If you do not have a car, or simply do not want to drive, then
there are several options to get there from Landhaus Osborne:
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
9:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
option is to visit Hallstatt before checking-in to Landhaus Osborne. You
can leave your luggage at the following locations in Hallstatt:
Hallstatt Tourist Office
Located next to the bus
terminal, the tourist office are able to store up to 20 bags at a cost
of €3 per piece of luggage. The luggage needs to be dropped off and
their opening hours. For further information:
"Salzwelten" Salt Mine Visitor Center
Located at the base of the Salzberg cable car, the Salzwelten Visitor
Center is just a 3 min walk from the Hallstatt bus terminal. Here you
can leave your luggage in lockers during the shop opening times from
9:00 until 17:00 (or 18:30 from April until the end of September). For
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 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