The Sound of Contemporary Music
Date: Sat, Aug. 11, 2018
Kath. Kirche Hallstatt,
Memories you never forget
For more than half a century, millions of people around the world have been following the bitter sweet film story of the von Trapp family in the worldwide cinema hit "The Sound of Music". The film, starring Julie Andrews, was filmed in 1965 only a few kilometres as the crow flies from Hallstatt in Fuschl, Lake Wolfgang and Salzburg. Now it's time to open a new musical chapter: "The Sound of Hallstatt"
Lakeside Festival of Sound
Between April and December 2018, the Hallstatt-based musician, conductor and composer Peter Wesenauer, along with the Dachstein Salzkammergut Tourist Board, invites you to a varied series of concerts. Under the motto "The Sound of Hallstatt", the world-famous lakeside town presents itself from its musical side. You can expect a varied musical program during your holiday in Hallstatt. Always new. Always different. From Tango sounds to drinking songs, musical greetings from Prague, hits for kids and world-famous Christmas songs. Let yourself be surprised and be our guest this year at "The Sound of Hallstatt" - in the most beautiful lakeside town in the world!
Hallstatt - Small village with a great history
The picturesque village on the lake with the same name owes its existence to the rich salt deposit of salt in the mountain of Hallstatt. 7000 years ago, as the prehistoric humans from Hallstatt began to take the salt from the salt mine who would of guessed, that this little village would give its name to a period in history – the Hallstatt period (800-400 BC). Rich findings in Hallstatt and the upper valley of Hallstatt gave this village international recognition; even today discoveries are still made in the salt mountain of Hallstatt. Among the most beautiful places of interest are the oldest salt mine in the world and the ossuary in Hallstatt, a romantic boat ride on Lake Hallstatt, a trip to the breathtaking cave world in Obertraun and a visit to the Lake Gosau with the mighty Dachstein glacier. Additionally, Bad Goisern is popular in the summer with hikers and bikers. In winter guests are lured in by the ski areas of Dachstein West in Gosau and the Ski and Freeride Arena in neighboring Obertraun with perfect slope conditions. We wish you an unforgettable holiday in Hallstatt!