This salt mine tour gives you a glimpse into the industry that helped shape Hallstatt and the surrounding region, while also providing panoramic Alpine views. Catch the funicular up the mountain, slide through the mines and enjoy a mountaintop meal.
Nestled between the glimmering shoreline of Lake Hallstatt and the staggering cliffs of the northern Alps, The Heritage.Hotel offers a relaxed getaway. The main building is a carefully restored historic building that features views of the mountains, water and the market square — a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The restored buildings retain some of the original features, including the brickwork and roof beams, but are decorated in a minimalist modern style. Pine wood furnishings underscore the Alpine theme, with spacious bedrooms in natural wood accentuated with flecks of rusty red.
In addition to rooms and suites, the main building also features a lakeview restaurant that serves fish straight from Lake Hallstatt, in addition to typical Austrian dishes such as schnitzel. Right outside the door is the town’s market square and stately Evangelical church. After a day of exploring the town, you can relax in the sauna or steam room at the hotel spa.
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The hotel offers 34 rooms in a handful of different options. The Standard Double and Deluxe Double are both standard-sized rooms, though the deluxe features a lake view. The Superior Double is a bit bigger, featuring a balcony and lake view. The Junior suite offers two options — one with a lake view and balcony, while the other has a separate bedroom and living room. The Heritage suite is the largest and features two rooms, two bathrooms and a living area, with a view of the church.
The no-frills rooms are all simple but are modern and open with gleaming wood floors. There is no air conditioning in the hotel, but Wi-Fi and en suite bathrooms come standard.
The Heritage.Hotel is located in a pedestrian-only zone in the central part of town, making it safe and easy to get around on foot. Your driver will need to coordinate drop-off and pick-up times with the hotel. A 10-minute walk will take you straight to the other side of town, passing shops selling souvenirs, crafts and more. The Hallstatt Salt Mine is about a 10-12-minute walk along the promenade.
Food and drink
- There is a buffet breakfast served daily in the dining room, offering bakery items, fruit, eggs, bacon and pancakes.
- The Im Kainz restaurant offers lunch and dinner with a menu that serves classic Austrian dishes and regional specialities, including fresh fish from the lake outside, tender duck breast and apple strudel.
Facilities and activities
- The Heritage.Hotel features a sauna and steam room in the spa, open to all guests.
- Laundry service is available for an additional charge.
We love the water views from the lakeside rooms, the restaurant at The Heritage.Hotel and its location within Hallstatt. It’s in the heart of the little town’s car-free zone and within walking distance of every restaurant, shop and attraction.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.