Hallstatt recreational area

Because you enjoy bathing

Summer, sun - cooling down. The 21 km long Lake Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut offers bathing fun and water adventure for all ages. Fabulously embedded into the natural landscape, the recreation area, with a large car park, is located about 2 kilometers from the centre of Hallstatt in the direction of Obertraun. The large bathing area offers a unique panoramic view over the fjord-like Lake Hallstatt and the World Heritage town of Hallstatt. Besides the many barbeque areas, sunbathers can purchase small snacks and cold drinks from the snack bar. However here it is not just about bathing and splashing about. The crystal clear water also offers special experiences when diving, fishing and riding an electric boat ...

No matter what your mood or desire is, Lake Hallstatt has lots to offer. From soaking up the rays on the shore to every kind of sporting activity on the lake. The important thing is that it's fun! Well rested and tanned, in the evening you can be spoiled with culinary delights of the excellent hospitality on Lake Hallstatt.

Please note!
How do storm warning beacons work?

Whether you’re out in a rental boat from one of the numerous rental agencies on Lake Hallstatt or underway in your own vessel, there is always a potential for storms or high waves on the lake. Storm warning beacons call attention to the weather conditions in the area. The storm warning beacons (an orange, blinking spotlight) are positioned in the north and south so that at least one signal is visual from any point on the lake.

In this manner, water enthusiasts can be immediately warned in the event of strong winds or storms. You should be aware of and heed the respective signals. A quickly rotating light signifies an approaching storm. You should leave the water immediately!

A slowly rotating light means that a storm can arise at some point in the near future. You may remain on the water but stay close to shore. Should you find yourself in a dangerous situation, call the emergency number 130. Your boat rental agency is available to answer additional questions. We hope you have a memorable and safe outing on Lake Hallstatt. 


If you have any questions on these topics, please contact the staff at Tourism Information.

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    Tourist information

    The 4 tourism offices of the
    UNESCO World Heritage region of H
    allstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut
    on a click
    Tourism information Bad Goisern
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100
    Tourism information Gosau
    Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20
    Tourism information Hallstatt
    Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30
    Tourism information Obertrau
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40

Please note

Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time. We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.

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Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.