Welcome to Hallstatt
The stunningly beautiful village of Hallstatt is located in the Upper Austria province. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997 due to its beauty and cultural heritage. Property for sale in Hallstatt is steeped in history as this village is also known to be one of the oldest human settlements in the world, dating back to 5500BC.
Beautiful historic chalets are dotted along the side of the lake in Hallstatt making a picture-postcard setting… Property is extremely hard to find in this outstanding UNESCO world heritage village and the prices reflect this. On the other side of the lake however it is easier to find property and the prices here are fabulous value and make a great investment.
What We Love About Hallstatt
The historic village of Hallstatt is located in the Upper Austria province. It lies on the banks of Lake Hallstatt, just 20 minutes from Upper Austria’s largest ski region. Hallstatt has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997 due to its beauty and cultural heritage. The village is also known to be one of the oldest human settlements in the world dating back to 5500 BC. Hallstatt is made up of traditional wooden properties, some of which stand on stilts in the river. It was virtually inaccessible until the late 19th century when a road was carved through the mountains.
Hallstatt is home to one of the world’s oldest known salt mines which is now open to the public and is a great place to explore. You can take the funicular from the centre of town to the top of the mountain. Then you can travel deep into the mountains with wooden slides, providing access to 12 levels of tunnels and an incredible salt-lake cavern – great fun for all the family!
Our ski property for sale in Hallstatt is in easy reach of Obertraun. With its shops, restaurants and clubs, it lies directly across the water. It even has its own train station which will take you to Salzburg in a little over two hours and is easily accessible by car just 70 minutes from Salzburg airport, 1 hour 45 minutes from Linz airport and 2 hours 30 minutes from Munich airport.
In winter this region provides some of the loveliest skiing areas in Austria. Our ski property for sale in Hallstatt has access to pistes that range from very easy family runs to more difficult runs. The beauty of this area is in the great number of intermediate slopes on offer. As well as this, the deep snow conditions the sides of the piste make for powder heaven!
In winter the Krippenstein–Dachstein–Obertraun ski region offers a great choice of skiing for all abilities and just a 20 minutes’ drive away are the Dachstein West mountains which form Upper Austria’s largest ski area with 51km of skiing. Located in the Salzburg province at 1,400m, this is the perfect place to enjoy skiing in the Alps.
This region includes the villages of Gosau, Russbach, Zwieselalm and Annaberg and offers 168km of slopes serviced by 52 lifts and cable cars. Additionally, there is a free ski bus which can take you from Obertaun to both ski regions and in addition to all of this, there is plenty of cross country skiing and other activities on offer, such as dog-drawn sleigh rides and snow shoe hiking.
In summer this region becomes paradise for nature lovers. Our ski property for sale in Hallstatt benefits from numerous activities on offer such as hiking, boating on the lake, scuba diving in the crystal clear waters, which are clean enough to drink and taking one of the many walking routes within the villages.
The region is also home to many adventure playgrounds; beach volleyball, mini golf, Alpine slides, horse riding, canyoning, mountain biking, kayaking, diving, fishing and hiking with multiple day tours possible. Just over an hour away is the beautiful city of Salzburg which is steeped in history and culture. It also boasts wonderful shopping and world class restaurants!