Day Trip from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt – Transportation only
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
Be sure not to miss Hallstatt, the UNESCO-listed lake town at the foot of the Alps. It will be one of the highlights of your trip to Europe. Promise!
Our comfortable little buses depart from Cesky Krumlov at 8:00 am (and 10:30 am) every day. Youll reach Hallstatt just in time for an early lunch. The shuttle stops right at the entrance to the historical centre, at the same spot youll be picked up later.
When the afternoons over and youve got your daily dose of breathtaking sights and history, the afternoon shuttle bus heading back to Cesky Krumlov will pick you up at the same spot you got off. They depart at 3pm (and 5pm) so that you make it to Cesky Krumlov for dinner.
Hallstatt is a small community of over 900 inhabitants situated 508 metres above the sea level in the centre of an area called Salzkammergut (salt chamber), surrounded by the mountain range of Dachstein on one side, and the Hallstattersee Lake on the other.
Due to its wealth and development based on salt mining, this place is the cradle of what is today known as Hallstatt Culture/Era. Thanks to its rich history, culture, and architecture, Hallstatt was listed by UNESCO among the world heritage sites in 1996.
The most charming thing about Hallstatt is the fact that all houses are crammed together allowing merely for one major street (Seestrasse – running along the lake) and a few pathways (among the individual buildings) – all within a strictly limited area of land between the lake and the mountain behind the village. The mountain behind the village is the location of an extensive and world´s oldest salt mine with huge cave systems.
Hallstatt also offers a number of historical buildings skilfully built into the mountain slope, and the obligatory salt museum boasting exclusive finds of some of the oldest tools ever used by mankind.
An enjoyable trip by the mountain funicular train comfortably gets you to the entrance of the salt mine as well as to the Hallstatt graveyard – both located at the top of the mountain above Hallstatt. Correspondingly, Rudolf Tower situated there, too, was originally used by the mine´s guides-men, and is now a restaurant offering stunning views of the surrounding area.