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Corpus christiprocession on Lake Hallstatt from an old salt boat

Date: Thu, Jun. 3, 2021
Time: 09:30
Location:  Obertraun, 4831 Obertraun
Start / Meeting point: 9:00 hrs, Lake Side Café in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

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.


Thu, Jun. 3, 2021 09:00 Hallstatt, 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.

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!


Mon, Oct. 26, 2020 Hallstätter See, Hallstatt / Obertraun

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Thu, Jun. 3, 2021 09:00 Hallstatt, Hallstatt

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