Early morning "Fuhr" (punt) trip on Lake Hallstatt

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Location:  Strandbad Obertraun, 4831 Obertraun
Info: Unforgettable experience for early birds. Daily from 1st May until 30th September 2017. Only after prior registration by latest until 18:00 the day before!

Experience for early birds

They say that the early bird catches the worm, so why stay in bed and miss an unforgettable sunrise over the breathtaking mountain scenery around the fjord-like Lake Hallstatt? Between 1st May and 30th September 2017, you have the opportunity to discover the world-famous Salzkammergut lake at its best - but only after prior registration. For further information please contact the organiser directly. We wish you a fantastic trip with the old salt ship “Navia” over Lake Hallstatt.

The history of the cult boat

How did the "Fuhr" evolve; the traditional wooden boat with which you romantically sail across Lake Hallstatt during your holiday in the Salzkammergut? The following YouTube video bears witness to the history of the "old salt vessel": From the initial idea and the planning, through to the construction, up to the first trip with the traditional wooden ship. Take a look inside. We'll see - during an unforgettable trip with the Navia on Lake Hallstatt in Austria.

Come aboard! Boating back to yesteryear

Take an extraordinary ride on Lake Hallstatt with NAVIA, and turn back time. In a Zille, sister to those that transported the “white gold” from Hallstatt’s Salzberg, or Salt Mountain, into the wider world 500 years ago. The Zille is a historical boat type with a flat bottom. However, a Zille of the form typical for this area of Austria, the Salzkammergut, is called a Plätte or a Fuhre (“Fua”). Fuhren were working boats that once plied the waters of Lake Hallstatt and the River Traun. NAVIA will allow you to experience the unique appeal of this bygone era in a novel, wonderful way on board one of our hand-crafted, faithful reproductions of a historical Fuhre. . The fleet currently consists of two Zillen, both 12 metres long and 1.8 metres wide. A boatman with a steady hand will accompany you on your ride. Along the way, he will relate stories from the history of the region around the lake. And tell you just about everything you want to know about Hallstatt, the lake and the Zillen.

Information at a glance

  • Flatboating Early Morning Trip on Lake Hallstatt
    Everyday
    Only by reservation
    Departure; Seecafé Obertraun
    Price: 15.- Euro per person
    Duration: approx. 1 hour
    Minimum number of passengers: 5
    Unforgettable experience for early birds. Daily from 1st May until 30th September 2017. Only after prior registration by latest until 18:00 the day before!
    Important: Only by telephone under:

  • Contact
    Strandbad Obertraun
    "Navia" Flatboating on Lake Hallstatt
    Bicycle hire
    4831 Obertraun
    Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 650 61 771 65
    E-Mail: info@navia.at