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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 landscape.

Whilst undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in the world, Hallstatt is also known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times. 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, where salt has been mined for over 7,000 years.

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.

Hallstatt is 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 destinations.

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:

  1. You can 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.

  2. The scenic route via foot takes you through Obertraun and along the shores of lake Hallstatt and will take around 1 hour.

  3. The 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:

  4. The 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:

  5. The 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

  6. 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:

  7. A taxi is very convenient and only costs €18 each way for up to 8 persons. We recommend Taxi Rastl, who speak English and can be reached on +43 699 1175 4852 or

Another 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 collected during 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 further information:


Hallstatt Parking:

The village 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 available.

This system is constantly updated to help you find an available spot.

Car Park P1 - GPS Co-ordinates: 47.5526724,13.6486992
Car Park P2 - GPS Co-ordinates: 47.555271, 13.645525
Car Park P3 - GPS Co-ordinates: 47.545831, 13.661344

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 Hallstatt.

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
Seestraße 158
4830 Hallstatt
Tel.: +43 6134 8255 19


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