Museum Hallstatt
Museum Hallstatt
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MsDotCom
Tucson71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Solo
This quaint museum is currently celebrating 7000 years of history. It's a small museum, but has good quality exhibits, videos (in multi-languages), and artifacts. Given the significant history of this smallish lake town, it's a great 1 hour or so of your time. We took the train to Hallstatt from Salzburg HBF (Hauptbanhoff) and it took just over 2 hours to get to Hallstatt. Our round trip train fare was $22 Euro each, and it was good all day - we could come back on whatever train we wanted up to 9 p.m. On arrival at Hallstatt, we took the ferry ($4 Euro for round trip) just across the lake to the town, and the museum's entrance fee was $7 Euro. The tour is self-guided. Hallstatt is one of the oldest Salt Mines in the entire world; and purportedly still operational today. It's city was destroyed at least 2x in ancient times: once by a huge landslide, and again by the baker's wife setting the village on fire ... Oops! It is one of of the first communities to be given license to brew beer, and is one of the few European cities in which both Catholics and Protestants worshipped in harmony. The church with the tall spire is the protetestant, the church that is more squat is the Catholic. A picturesque, lovely town with a world-famous travel poster which is often replicated by photo enthusiasts, it's a charming, relaxed, lake-side town with a lot to offer besides the salt-mine tour. Great lakeside eateries, shops, and a landscape which is second-to-none. We ate at a very lovely lakeside cafe with a view of a white castle type structure across the lake. I don't know what that was, but it was very pretty. The cafe featured trout dishes with fish caught from Lake Hallstatt, seasoned with local salt of course. Very tasty! We found souveniers there to be lesser priced than the Getraidegasse in Salzburg, or even the lake villages of St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang (which are also villages to explore and see!). I got a ceramic "Gross Gott" plaque for about $12 Euro, when in Salzburg they were $26 Euro. If you want lesser priced traditional clothing (Trachten), then shop in St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, or Faistenau vs. Salzburg as there are not a lot of TrachtenStuben in Hallstatt, but there are plenty of other souvenier type stores. There is also a gift shop in the museum, but it is smallish, and not a lot of variety. You will get a good history lesson and see some great artifacts in antiquity at the museum though, so it is worth the trip, especially at the reasonable cost.

I went to boarding school just outside of Salzburg from 1981-1983; Hallstatt was one of our field trips each year, and one of my most favorites. I feel blessed to have gone back there. Nothing has changed... it is still the most beautiful, picturesque, lakeside village you could ever hope to see. Go!
Written 20 July 2012
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roefamilyUk
York, UK7,995 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
This has to be the best small museum I have ever visited. It makes all the archeological displays here in York look positively modern!! It is so well done yet seems understated. A must for anyone interested in learning more about this fabulous area. We will be back with our grandchildren as soon as we can.
Written 26 October 2012
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Argod
New Delhi, India93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
To explain a 7000 year old tradition of salt mining, and the various cultures that established in this region over the millenniums can easily make the experience dull and boraing and school like

well this was done tastefully, and the history was explained well without it looking like a class of history at school

all aspects over the 7000 years were explained well
Written 17 June 2019
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Tuğba R
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
İt is a small museum with not many interesting things interesting to see. Most objects are replicas. I think it isnt worth the time and money, especially on a day trip. I was the only visitor, and I understood why after a few mintues. If you are really interested in how people used to live in Hallsatt in the past, you can find it interesting, but if you are not a little research on google will do to have an understanding of its history.
Written 9 July 2023
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Lauree T
Orebro, Sweden63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
This Place gave us a good overview of Hallstatt and the surrounding area. Historical, there is much to take in, and the museum does a good job of giving a brief introduction. It was especially nice that all exhibits had options for German and English, with extra information provided in multiple languages (e.g., Italian, Czech, Japanese, Chinese).
Written 5 July 2015
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World-Traveller T
Toronto, Canada143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
For such a small town, this is an impressive museum with items dating back to the bronze age including textiles.
Written 8 October 2016
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ItReality
Winston, Georgia270 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
My daughter and I enjoyed strolling through the different floors. There was information from the history of the salt mines and the history Hallstatt the city.
Written 7 September 2016
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roefamilyUk
York, UK7,995 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
This is my second review of the Museum which normally I hightly recommend. However this time we visited with a disabled friend who is wheelchair bound outdoors but can manage to walk slowly with the aid of two sticks. He struggled to get around the museum. An investment in stannah stair lifts would make all the difference. He loved his visit but was exhausted. Also the only toilets mean leaving the museum through the exit turnstile and your ticket does not allow re-entry. Needless to say they are up a flight of stairs. a previous reviewer says it is free for pensioners---it is not. Just a reduction from 8 to 7 euros.
Written 10 March 2015
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Gustavo P
Rio Grande Da Serra, SP682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Family
When you look from the outside seems like a small museum, but don't be fooled, you're in a city with 7,000 years of history!! The museum is actually quite big, and very, very interesting and informative!!!! There are a lot of very ancient artifacts that were extracted from the mines!!! Besides that, most of the information is written in several languages!!!
If you like to read every little thing (I do!!) I recommend 1-1,5 hours to visit it all.
Written 20 September 2014
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jasperjewel
Colorado Springs110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
On a whim, we decided to take a quick look through this museum. Too bad we hadn't allocated more time to do so, as it was a very interesting museum regarding the history, mining, etc. of the area. Anyone who enjoys history will find this museum well worth the visit. I would love to go back and spend more time there. There was so much to see and learn.
Written 11 April 2014
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