Central Square Marktplatz, Hallstatt

Once a bustling medieval center of trade and commerce, Central Square Marktplatz today is an iconic example of Austrian architecture and a nexus of the town of Hallstatt. Visit the square, nestled within the city named to the World Heritage List, and wander among a host of old buildings marked by balconies and steep roofs. You'll find that a great deal of activity takes place on the plaza--you can watch the bustle from one of the many surrounding cafes. Try some traditional Austrian fare at one of the restaurants nearby, or browse the stores for crafts and Austrian souvenirs. Be sure to grab your camera to get a shot of the statue of the Holy Trinity in the center of the square against the backdrop of 18th-century buildings and a steep, forested mountain slope. Put Central Square Marktplatz on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hallstatt trip planner .
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  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful square very cared for, clean and orderly. Houses with flowers, facades perfectly painted, etc. Highly recommended
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  • August 15, 2017
    Push to many people through the streets! You should hide and konsentierten on the essentials and enjoy.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We learned about 600 people live in Hallstat ans 10,000 people visit each day! This sqaure is so tiny and cute for photos and window shopping !!  more »

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In Hallstatt, a tiny village built creatively around a lake, staying somewhere with a view of the fairy-tale waters is a must. Look for a room high up on the hill to appreciate a view of the lake and valley. Despite its small size, the village boasts various accommodation options, from guesthouses and small inns to exquisite resorts. Before tourism boomed here, visitors used to pay the wealthy families in town to stay in their castles. Today many families have continued this tradition by running cozy bed and breakfasts.
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