Exciting holidays in Hallein for Kirchenwirt guests

A stay between salt and Silent Night

The world-famous provincial capital aside, guests of our hotel get to look forward to another urban highlight with cultural charm and fascinating history. Spend your holidays in Hallein and discover a stunning town with salt mining, Silent Night and monument conservation. Your Kirchenwirt team have compiled the best holiday tips for you.


Hallein’s old town centre

Hallein’s rustic partially listed historic town centre is a genuine jewel and insider’s tip on the Salzach river. The multicultural charm of pavement cafés, restaurants, bistros, ice cream parlours and garden restaurants impresses more than with just the culinary soul. Walks through the narrow alleys allow you to experience the numerous sights of Hallein up close. Small and large castles and castle ruins and numerous churches are part of your itinerary. Don’t miss out on a trip to the Celt museum with its deep insights into the illustrious town history.


Salt mining

Hallein holidays wouldn’t be the same without the saline experience. The actual history of salt mining likely dates back to the stone age and was turned into underground mining around 600 BC. The salt mine on the Dürrnberg provides deep insights into the everyday life of miners. The mine railway line takes you into the cool salt mine on the search for the “white gold”. Families with children will particularly love this destination.


Silent Night in Hallein

The city on the Salzach river is closely connected to “Silent Night, Holy Night”, likely the most famous Christmas carol in the world. The former home of composer Franz Xaver Gruber, who was buried in Hallein, has been turned into a big Silent Night museum. Here you can learn more about the lives of Gruber and Joseph Mohr, their works and the global impact of this eternal song.

Choose the Kirchenwirt Puch as your cosy residence for Hallein holidays – have you requested an offer yet?