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There is much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and in the numerous neighbouring towns. In our event calendar you will find the best tips for your holiday in the heart of Austria. For those who do not want to click around, we have summarised the best events in our seasons overview. We hope you enjoy browsing and have an unforgettable holiday in the Salzkammergut

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Events at a glance

What's happening? There is much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and in the numerous neighbouring towns. In our event calendar you will find the best tips for your holiday in the heart of Austria.

News from the World Heritage

Here you will find information for hikers, train travelers, motorists and much more. In addition to the following latest news, we will keep you up to date via our Twitter channel.

Summer events

Magical caves, deep tunnels and sporting challenges - here you can find an overview of the best events from June to August at a glance.

Summer – fall 2019

Veranstaltungen in Hallstatt im Salzkammergut: Dieses Kultur-Event findet im Rahmen der Konzert-Reihe “The Sound of Hallstatt“ statt.

Lakeside Festival of Sound

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.

The Ecumenical Church Music Retreat 2019

The Ecumenical Church Music Retreat will take place this year for the 62st time. This time the singers stay together from Monday, 15th of July to Monday 29st of July, 2019.

Chamois Hunting Days 2018

For fans of traditions & folks music! In this summer in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt: For nowhere else than in Chamois Hunting Days are the old traditions maintained with so much humour and winking of an eye.

Violin festival in Bad Goisern

It is nice, but not enough to watch traditional festivals just on TV. At the violin festival in Bad Goisern and this tour package, you experience music with your own eyes and ears.

© Salzwelten AG

Daily tours through the Saltmine in Hallstatt

Feel the magic of bygone days and immerse yourself in a magical realm of glistening salt crystals, mysterious mine tunnels, where history comes alive. Open daily to 5th of January 2020!

© Schöpf | Tägliche Führung durch die Dachstein Eishöhle in Obertraun

Daily tours through the Ice cave

Multimedia shows, cave bears and rope bridge: The completely reconstructed Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice. Open daily from 27th April to 27th Octobe 2019.

Narzissenfest Special

The Narzissenfest 2019: Boat parade Grundlsee

In a colorful round, the boats move with the daffodils figures near the shore from the “Seeklause” up to the restaurant “Post am See”.

The Narzissenfest 2019: City parade in Bad Aussee

Visitors have the opportunity to view the narcissus figures from 08.00 am accompanied by traditional music, and displays of local handicrafts and customs.

Hiking events 2019

© Jehlde | Wmit Betty in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

See and experience more with Betty

The guided tours will lead you to the most beautiful places around Lake Gosau and Lake Hallstatt. Betty will give you unforgettable moments!

 © netwerkstatt

Up to the sunrise on the mountain

Unique holiday experience for nature lovers, hikers or photographers. With delicious breakfast in a rustic mountain lodge. The Dachstein plateau is waiting for you! Get on-board ride along. See you on top!

© Kraft | 7-Tage Trekking Tour durchs Welterbe

7-day trekking tour through the World Heritage

A hiking experience for all nature lovers. Seven-day trekking with summit ascents. On the trail of salt and alpine farming, of mountain pioneers and the "eternal" ice of the Hallstatt glacier. Places are limited - so register now!

"Echerntal Discovery Tour"

Guided hike in Hallstatt for the whole family to the beauties of the Echerntal valley: Waldbachstrub waterfall, glacier garden, painter and literary trail and lots more. Family and senior friendly.

© Kraft

Mountain Moments

The “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level from August to October 2013 in Obertraun at Lake Hallstatt. Autumn time is hiking time! Come and join us!

© Kraft | Almfrühstück in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Breakfast in an Alpine hut

Enjoy a special kind of breakfast. Take a seat and breathe in the early morning fresh air. Surrounded by pure alpine life, accompanied by the gentle ringing of cowbells, hereyou will find the ideal conditions to start your day

Sport events 2019

Race around the lake

The annual half-marathon, around Lake Hallstatt, will take place on Sunday 28th of April 2019. Many runners from around the world are expected to return. Come and take part! Online registration is already possible!

Salzkammergut Trophy 2019

To the hell and back! Although it will be still quite a while until the next Salzkammergut Trophy on 13th July 2019 – one can register already now!

© Bernhard Höll

Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon 2019

Here, fun with the element 'water' is at the forefront! The “Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon” takes place on Saturday 3th August 2019, in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

© Kraft | Täglich 'Geführte Mountainbike-Touren' durchs Welterbe

Discover the World Heritage on the bike

Nobody knows better than our guides where the most beautiful lookout spots are, which are the longest descents, the most challenging ascents, the cosiest chalets and the most magnificent circular tours!

Guided Canoe Tours

Discover the beauties of Lake Hallstatt on a “Guided Canoe Tour”. Ideal for the whole family or small groups. Daily tours of about 3 ½ hours. Outdoor fun for all water lovers!

© Sport Zopf Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Rafting in pure nature

Whether you never been in a boat before, or are a weathered rafter used to all types of waters: High waves, imposing rollers and six weirs. Here is what you have been looking for!

Workshops 2019

Yodel course on the Gjaidalm

Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo! From 26th to 28th July 2019. A weekend full of sound, surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Dachstein Mountains.

© Kraft | Line Dance Wochenende in Hallstatt

Line Dance Weekend in Hallstatt

Line up and dance with us! Friends of the Line Dancing can expect an atmospheric dance weekend with fantastic workshops with the stars of the scene and numerous surprises.

Harri Stojka Workshop 2019

End of August 2019 in the world-famous lakeside resort of Hallstatt - an unforgettable holiday with intoxicating music! Get informed with no obligation!

Winter & spring 2019/20

“Silent Night“ in the Salzkammergut

Reflective, down to earth, delicious! Enjoy the pre-Christmas period in the Salzkammergut. A pleasure for all your senses! Where time stands still! Let yourself be enchanted. The place to be!

Christmas market Gosau 2019

Simple, lively, colourful and traditional: Gosau "Bergweihnacht" - A Christmas Market Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Gosau!

Krampus Parade in Bad Goisern 2019

The Salzkammergut Krampus parade on 7th December 2019, in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, is very special - spectators and participants often travel from far and wide to this impressive traditional event.

A Procession of light and sound 2020

The "Glöcklerlauf" is a time-honoured local tradition on 5th January. This is hardly surprising, as it is believed that the illuminated head decorations and the ringing of the bells bring good luck into the community in the coming year!

© Kraft

Balloon Week Gosau

Starting point of the balloons: Directly on the Gosauseestraße between Vordertal and Mittertal in Gosau. Parking available! Every day between about 8:00 and 10:00 hrs.

Carneval season on Lake Hallstatt

Carneval or ”Fasching” who it´s called in the Salzkammergut – in no other part of the country is the Fasching season so exuberantly and zealously packed with time-honoured traditions and fancy dress parades than here in the Salzkammergut.

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