- Travel the famous Salzkammergut route
- Visit the world’s oldest salt mines
- See the unique Bone House of Hallstatt
A must-do day trip from Salzburg, this tour takes you to the scenic lakeside village of Hallstatt, via the famously beautiful and romantic Salzkammergut region. Accompanied by a guide you’ll take a mountain train up to Salzwelten, which is thought to be the oldest salt mine in the world and which gave the area much of its early wealth. From the summit, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Hallstatt, and after the tour, you’ll take a leisurely stroll along the lake itself, passing the Muhlbach waterfall.
The village museum houses a range of fascinating ancient artifacts dug up in the surrounding area, from as far back as prehistoric times. Later, behind the Catholic church you’ll pay a visit to the Bone House (admission not included) - a 12th century chapel, it contains over 600 human skulls that have been elaborately painted, an eastern Alpine custom that continued to modern times. It’s an unusual and highly popular visit in this area! Then, return to Salzburg, past charming villages, views of the Dachstein mountains and Gosau Lake - the photo opportunities on this Salzburg gift experience are simply endless.