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Hallstatt, Austria Luxury Travel Guide

Our journey continues to Hallstatt, a stunning Alpine lake surrounded by mountains and forests. Considered to be one of the most beautiful lake cities in the world, Hallstatt has been used as the inspiration for the fictional town of Arendelle in the hit Disney movie “Frozen,” and has also been replicated in China. The majestic setting of Hallstatt is an ideal spot for romantic getaway, natural adventures such as hiking and kayaking, cultural experiences such as Hallstatt Salt Mine, which provides an unique glimpse into the region’s history of salt mining.

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Notable attractions in the area include the Hallstatt Skywalk, offering breathtaking mountain views, the Hallstatt Museum, and the historic buildings and shops found in the Market Square. Nature lovers should not miss Rudolf’s Tower, Waldbachstrub Waterfall, Echerntalweg, and the Hallstatter Lake Loop nature trails.

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Luxury Stays

Heritage Hotel Hallstatt


101 A-4830 Hallstatt

+43 (0) 6134 - 200-36

Images courtesy of Heritage Hotel Hallstatt

The Heritage Hotel is a charming, family-owned accommodation nestled in Lake Hallstatt, Austria. Found in the heart of the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage village, this hotel seamlessly combines historical charm, modern comfort, and breathtaking views of Lake Hallstatt. As a proud member of the European Castles & Historic Hotels alliance, Hotel Heritage upholds its commitment to preserving and upholding its rich traditions and cultural heritage while maintaining exceptional standards.

Worth mentioning is the hotel’s prime location allowing access to all cultural and historical landmarks.

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The Heritage Hotel comprises three buildings: Kainz House, Seethaler House, and Stocker House. Among them, Stocker House holds the distinction of being Hallstatt’s oldest building, boasting over 500 years of history. With a total of 55 rooms spread across these buildings, guests can choose from a variety of options, ranging from exclusive suites to cozy rooms. Each accommodation offers modern amenities, elegant furnishings, and captivating vistas of Lake Hallstatt. The main building, Haus Kainz, houses the reception, restaurant, and sauna facilities. Haus Stocker and Haus Seethaler, the other two buildings, are just a short walk away, ensuring convenient access for guests.

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Head out to “Im Kainz,” the hotel’s main restaurant serving daily breakfast, lunch and dinner to both hotel guests and visitors alike.

Enjoy a range of delectable dishes, from light meals to savory meats, fish, and vegetarian cuisine including Austrian classics. The restaurant is also the ideal site for a delightful afternoon cup of coffee or tea overlooking Lake Hallstatt.

Restaurant Zum Salzbaron at Seehotel Grüner Baum

Marktpl. 104, 4830 Hallstatt

+43 (0) 6134 82630

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Experience exquisite dining at the “Zum Salzbaron” Restaurant, situated within the picturesque “Seehotel Grüner Baum.” Indulge in a delightful fusion of authentic Austrian delicacies and Mediterranean flavors, including a variety of daily freshly sourced fish like trout, char, and Reinanken. Complementing the culinary offerings, you’ll find an extensive wine collection highlighting exquisite Austrian vintages, along with a meticulously curated selection of international wines. Reservations are highly recommended.

Additionally, the “Kaiserstüberl” provides a captivating lake terrace and lounge area that offers a direct and breathtaking view of Lake Hallstatt.

By Markin Abras, Senior Travel Editor

Images provided by each mentioned venue on this story.


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