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Day trip from
Salzburg to Hallstatt

Start in Salzburg and discover the wonders of Hallstatt on our guided tour.
Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes and historical treasures.

From Salzburg to Hallstatt: Insights into your unforgettable tour

Start in Salzburg and discover Hallstatt’s breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Our experienced guides ensure an unforgettable, comfortable and informative trip. Here is a little insight from our tour guide:

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Activities in Hallstatt

When we arrive in Hallstatt from Salzburg, there are a variety of activities and sights that attract visitors from all over the world. Here are some highlights:

  • World Heritage Museum: Finds from the Hallstatt Celtic graves, the Roman period and the Middle Ages are exhibited in the World Heritage Museum.
  • Boat trips on Lake Hallstatt: A boat trip on Lake Hallstatt offers a different perspective on Hallstatt and is an absolute must.
  • Hallstatt Skywalk: The “Skywalk” viewing platform offers a spectacular view of the village, Lake Hallstatt, the neighboring village of Obertraun and the Dachstein panorama.
  • Hallstatt Salt Mine: The Hallstatt Salt Mine is the oldest salt mine in the world and shows the 7,000-year history of salt mining.
  • Celtic graves: The burial ground between the mountain station of the Salzwelten cable car and the entrance to the salt mine offers an insight into Hallstatt’s past.

Please note that the following activities are not included in the Hallstatt tour. However, if you have any questions about the activities or if you need help with your booking, our local guide or our support team will be happy to help.

Important information about your day trip from Salzburg to Hallstatt

Our Hallstatt Tour offers an unforgettable day trip from Salzburg to Hallstatt. The journey begins in Salzburg and leads directly to Hallstatt, taking just 1.5 hours. On the way there, we pass through picturesque villages such as Fuschl, St. Gilgen and Strobl, which are a delight to the eye.

After arriving in Hallstatt, participants have 2.5 hours to discover the charming village on their own. The pedestrian-friendly nature of the village allows visitors to explore the rich history and impressive sights that offer a deep insight into the culture of the Salzkammergut region between Salzburg and Upper Austria.

The return journey to Salzburg takes an alternative route that passes through the picturesque villages of Gosau, Rußbach and Abtenau, offering participants a different perspective on the region’s breathtaking scenery.

Our Hallstatt Tour is more than just a journey; it is an experience that highlights the beauty and culture of Hallstatt and the Salzkammergut.

Side Facts

You will be picked up at any location in Salzburg and start your journey from there and, if you wish, end it there again.

German, English

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.

approx. 5 1/2 hours

Hallstatt's historical cornerstones

Origins of the settlement

Traces of human presence in Hallstatt date back to 12,000 BC, with a pierced cave bear bone as the oldest artifact. The actual settlement began in the Neolithic period, around 5000 BC.

12,000 - 5000 BC

The white gold - salt

The region is famous for its salt production, which dates back to around 2000 BC. With the beginning of salt mining around 1500 BC, Hallstatt became home to the oldest salt mine in the world.

2000 - 1500 BC

Celtic and Roman influences

The Celts arrived in the region around 400 BC and a devastating landslide destroyed the Salzberg valley. The Romans later took control and continued salt mining.

400 BC

Medieval and modern developments

A small Romanesque church was mentioned in the 12th century, and Duke Albrecht of Austria erected a defense tower to protect the high valley in 1284.

12th century.

The "man in the salt"

A sensational find was made in 1734 when the preserved body of a prehistoric miner was discovered.


UNESCO World Heritage status

The Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut cultural landscape was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1997, placing the region under global protection.


Comfort meets adventure

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable Hallstatt tour where comfort and adventure go hand in hand. Our journey not only offers spectacular views and captivating stories, but also a comfortable and relaxing ride. Sit back, let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque landscape and leave the planning to us.

In addition to our first-class service, we also offer convenient pick-up and return to a location of your choice. Whether you want to be picked up from your hotel, your apartment or any other place in Salzburg, we will make sure that your day trip from Salzburg to Hallstatt runs as smoothly and pleasantly as possible. With our Hallstatt tour, your excursion will be a comfortable and unforgettable experience.

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What our customers say

Omar F.
Omar F.
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The Hallstatt tour was excellent! The drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt was comfortable, and the landscape is simply breathtaking. In Hallstatt, we had enough time to explore the town and enjoy the beautiful sights. A perfect day trip that I would recommend to anyone!
Zhou L
Zhou L
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We booked the day trip from Salzburg to Hallstatt, and it was the best decision we made! The ride was comfortable, and the views along the way were impressive. In Hallstatt, we had enough time to sightsee and experience the local culture. The Hallstatt tour was well-organized and exceeded our expectations!
July K.
July K.
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Our day trip from Salzburg to Hallstatt was simply fantastic! The scenery on the drive was breathtaking and Hallstatt itself is a jewel. We had enough time to explore the town and enjoy the sights. I can only recommend this Hallstatt tour!