2 hours, Start: 12:00-17:00
How does Hallstatt celebrate Christmas? Why is Hallstatt one of the best places to spend Christmas in Europe? Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs while visiting a fairytale magical town.
The Christmas special times bring magic to Hallstatt’s main square. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year!
You will experience Hallstatt from a different perspective: filled with colors with its traditional offerings and particular Christmas vibes.
Awaiting visitors are delicious Christmas cookies and spicy smoked fish from Lake Hallstatt. This is where locals and visitors from far away meet to enjoy the Christmas spirit. You can feel that the world is a guest in Hallstatt! While strolling through the market, with its many stalls, you will find tasty Bratwurst sausages, imaginative Christmas decorations, and handmade Christmas surprises. Warm-up with a mug of mulled wine, punch or tea and get to know new friends. Enjoy the alpine flair in the Salzkammergut. An incomparable Christmas trip to Hallstatt!
The Hallstatt Museum (German: Museum Hallstatt) is a museum in Hallstatt, Upper Austria, that has an unrivaled collection of discoveries from the local salt mines and from the cemeteries of Iron Age date near to the mines, which have made Hallstatt the type site for the important Hallstatt culture. The museum is close to the Hallstättersee, below the salt mines on the mountainside. The museum, the salt mines, and the Dachstein Ice Cave are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The historic church combines various styles, mainly Romanesque and Baroque. Above the portal, at the main entrance you can see two 16th-century frescoes, and inside a richly decorated, carved high altar.
When visiting Hallstatt, make sure you don’t miss the catholic church! Not only you can check the church inside, but you can also see a nice small cemetery and the famous Bone House in Hallstatt (Beinhaus). People have mixed opinions and feelings about this place, but I liked it quite a lot and that’s why I recommend it to you too. After all, you don’t see such a thing every day, right?