Events around Lake Hallstatt -

Live excavations in Hallstatt

Date: Jul. 8 - Aug. 9, 2019
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Location:  Salzberg , 4830 Hallstatt
Hallstatt 7000: Live excavations in Hallstatt at the prehistoric burial ground. Monday to Friday from 08.07. - 09.08.2019. 10:00 to 16:00 hrs. Admission free! Also suitable for children under 4 years of age!

Hallstatt 7000

Visit our excavations in the prehistoric grave fields. Scientists from the Natural History Museum in Vienna are happy to let you watch them go about their work and will tell you about their exciting research in the Hallstatt High Valley, one of the most significant archaeological sites from the Early Iron Age, which explains why that age is also known as the “Hallstatt Period”.


Sun, Aug. 9, 2020 Salzwelten Hallstatt, Salzbergstraße 1 Hallstatt

© Salzwelten AG

Tue, Aug. 11, 2020 13:00 — 17:00 Salzberg , Hallstatt

© Salzwelten AG | 'Prähistorische Expedition' durch die  Salzwelten Hallstatt

Aug. 22 - 23, 2020 10:00 — 17:00 Salzberg , Hallstatt

© Salzwelten |

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!

Your accommodation for this event

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.