There are a few options for arriving in the spectacular Alpine village of Hallstatt, but the best way to experience this famous location is with a ferry ride across the lake. As the arresting scenery of a tiny village tucked between mountains and water comes into view, you’ll immediately want to know more about this destination. What could be the secret to Hallstatt’s wealth? For centuries, villagers have traded a very sought-after commodity that lies deep below the surface: salt. Explore the Hallstatt Mines and slide deep into the world’s oldest salt mines. Discover a subterranean salt lake and the mummy of a prehistoric miner - preserved in salt.The local museum depicts the history with 7,000-year-old artifacts, several tours are available to reveal more about how Hallstatt came to be.
Take a short walk from the market square to take your very own snapshot of one of the most photographed points in the world. Capture the delightful houses built into the mountain, the glass-like lake, and the amazing mountains in the background. For more beautiful shots, take a nature walk through the Echerntal trail and discover landscapes that have attracted mountain climbers, explorers, romantic poets, and painters.