Badeinsel Hallstatt – bathing island

badeinsel Hallstatt - bathing island view

Badeinsel Hallstatt is a bathing island located on Hallstatt lake in Austria. It has a children’s playground and offers panoramic views of Hallstatt. The island is accessible by boat and is open during summer. You can swim in the lake but there are no lifeguards on duty

Discover the perfect way to unwind and have fun with your family at the beach in Hallstatt, surrounded by the unique World Heritage landscape. A small artificial bathing island, located just a ten-minute walk from the town center and connected with a bridge from the shore, awaits you. Originally built in the sixties using the rock excavated during the building of the Hallstatt tunnel, the island is now a popular meeting place for guests and locals alike. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or to take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of a natural landscape, Hallstatt beach has something to offer everyone.

How do I get to Badeinsel Hallstatt?

If you are already in Hallstatt, the bathing island is just a ten minutes’ walk from the town center – from Hallstatt market place. If you are coming to Hallstatt, this bathing island could be you first stop. There are paid parking lots (P1/P2/P3/P4) available in Hallstatt. it is only 3-4 min walk from P1 or 5 min walk from P2. You can also take a bus or a train to Hallstatt station and walk from the ferry stop to the bathing island from there.

You can read a book by the lake or explore the various playground apparatus in the large playground area with your children. The beach is the perfect destination for a fantastic holiday in the Salzkammergut.

Visit the Hallstatt bathing island “after dark” for an especially romantic experience and take in the magnificent night sky and the beautifully lit World Heritage town. Don’t miss out on this uniquely beautiful experience!

Reviews Badeinsel Hallstatt – bathing island

Favorite place in Hallstatt. Kids had a lot of fun, while we parents enjoy the lovely view.
Can also swim in the area. The depth of water is ok for kids just choose a warm weather.

  • Zipline with a perfect view ✅
  • Swimming area for kids ✅
  • Diving board ✅
  • Slides for small and big kids ✅
  • Slide going to the lake ✅
  • Picnic area ✅
  • Benches ✅
  • Lovely views ✅
  • Fresh air ✅
  • Free changing room/toilette nearby ✅

Good place for swimming in summer. It is fun to ride the slide and fall into the water, and there is also a diving board. You can also see a family of swans while swimming.

Hallstatt is absolutely worth a visit! If you want to enjoy a panoramic view, this is the right place for you. Exactly at the other end of Hallstatt there is another vantage point. Here, however, you can linger better thanks to benches and lots of greenery. In summer you can also swim here.

Various activities available nearby

  • Hallstatt Salt Mine: This is the oldest salt mine in the world, where you can learn about the history of salt mining and see the ancient tools and artifacts. You can also slide down the wooden slides and visit the underground salt lake.
  • Hallstatt Skywalk World Heritage View: This is a viewing platform that offers a spectacular view of Hallstatt and the lake from 360 meters above sea level. You can access it by taking a funicular from town to the salt mine. The entrance fee is included in the salt mine ticket.
  • Rudolfsturm Restaurant: This is a restaurant that is located in a former defense tower from the 13th century. You can enjoy traditional Austrian cuisine and panoramic views of the town and the lake. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Farmers Market Every Tuesday on Badeinsel Hallstatt

Every Tuesday from May to October, you can visit the market on Badeinsel Hallstatt. You can find a variety of local products such as cheese, honey, bread, jam, herbs, crafts, and souvenirs. You can also enjoy the scenic view of the lake and the mountains, or have a picnic on the lawn. The market is open from 8 am to 11 am and is easily accessible by foot from Hallstatt town center.

There are other swimming places around lake Hallstatt

Swimming in the lake: In summer, you can swim in the clear and refreshing water of Lake Hallstatt. The lake has a temperature of about 20°C in July and August. You can access the lake from several public beaches or from the hotel’s lakeside terrace. 

See another wonderful tips for swimming in Lake Hallstatt. Right on the other side from World Heritage town Hallstatt is Obertraun village and it has great place to take a rest. See Beach Obertraun.

Or on the north side of Hallstatt Lake there is a beautiful beach in Bad Goisern – Strandbad Untersee