Day Trip from Vienna to Hallstatt what you need to know
Here is the ultimate guide to the perfect day trip from Vienna to Hallstatt. This Itinerary covers transportation and an interactive map highlighting where to go for the perfect views.
Hallstatt is a beautiful picturesque village in Austria, famous for the stunning views and preservation of Austrian 16th century colourful architecture. Hallstatt is famous for its stunning scenery so much so that Hallstatt is a UNESCO heritage site. Be it Winter, spring or summer, Hallstatt is definitely worth the visit.
The best time to visit Hallstatt?
Hallstatt is a great place to view all year round, but if you’re looking for a time to go when its cool and warm try going in May/June. For a unique snowy view then Nov/Dec although you will be a bit more limited on what activities to do here but the view of Austria coated in snow is one not to miss.
Getting from Vienna to Hallstatt
How to get from Vienna to Hallstatt?
You can get to Hallstatt from Vienna by Train, Bus or rent a car. I would suggest going by train, which takes an average of 4 hours 26 minutes. The best route in terms of time and budget would be to get the train from Wien Hauptbanhnhof station to Attnang-Puchheim and then transfer to a local train to Hallstatt Bahnhof.
How do I get to Hallstatt Bahnhof station to Hallstatt Market?
The main Hallstatt Market is across the river from Hallstatt Bahnhof station so you will need to take a ferry. There are signs at the station that direct you to the ferry, it’s very hard to miss. They time the ferry rides with the train times so they have the timings all worked out so you don’t have to worry about it.http://hallstattschifffahrt.at/
How long do you need in Hallstatt?
1 day is more than enough time to explore and aboard the beauty of this place. If you have more time on your hands and want a more relaxing trip 2 days is a good amount of time to spend in Hallstatt.
Vienna to Hallstatt Day Trip Itinerary
When you arrive at Hallstatt Bahnhof station you should be able to take the ferry to Hallstatt Market across the river. If you enjoyed the ferry ride, the company also longer tours around the lake Hallstatt so give that a try.
First Stop visit the Catholic parish church Hallstatt- Pfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt (Maria am Berg)
Climb up a slight incline to this beautiful church with an incredible view. The church is also home to the Hallstatt Ossuary – the bone house which is home to a collection of decorated bones. Behind the church is also one of the most colourful graveyards I have ever seen.
Photo Spot – On your way back down from the church there is a lovely View Point (pinned on the map) where you can get a beautiful postcard view of the village. With the colourful houses brighten up the view.
Lunch at SeeHotel Gruner Baum’s Restaurant
After the long trip here, it’s time for lunch and I would definitely recommend checking out SeeHotel Gruner Baum’s Restaurant. This place is actually a Hotel too with a restaurant inside. On a nice day, the dining room extends to a platform outside with a stunning view of the lake Hallstatt. The views here are amazing and the food is traditional and fresh Austrian dishes.
Walk Throught the Market Square - MarktPlaz
After lunch, walk into town and explore the market square, MarktPlaz. Visit some souvenir shops, cafés and soak in all the lovely culture here.
Hike up to Hallstatt’s very own waterfall
If you’re okay with a little hike (roughly 3km-4km) visit Hallstatt’s very own waterfall, Wasserfall. A perfect way to end the day and cool down from the heat.
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Bonus things to do in Hallstatt
Visiting the world’s first salt mines
The salt mine tour is about 3hours, including the ride up and down the mountain so if you’re looking for an activity and want to learn more about the Salt mines in this area this is the perfect place to go.
Walk on the Hallstatt Skywalk, Welterbeblick
Explore the Hallstatt Skywalk, Welterbeblick. Take a cable car or if you’re feeling adventurous, hike to the top of the mountain for one of the most stunning views of the area.
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