Oh my god! How awful!
It's the abnormal hot weather.
Temperatures up to 40C causing really bad thunderstorms and flash floods.
Poor old Hallstatt has been wrecked over night.
Salt mine open
The water has literally gone through the middle of the village and into the lake.
Some properties flooded and paths/roads wrecked.Edited: 1:34 pm, June 19, 2013
Hi, we are in St. Wolfgang. We went to Hallstatt yesterday after the overnight flood. The girl in the information centre said it would be cleared up after a day. But when we stopped at the bad flooded areas, police, firemen were working hard to clear out. One of them said it only has some possibility that would happen.
Do you have any updates? We like to go back to Hallstatt again,but only got chance today.
Can anyone provide any updates on the Hallstatt area, as a result of the flooding and storm damage a few days ago? We have gotten conflicting reports on road closures, hiking trails closed, etc. We assume that there will be a fair amount of reconstruction and clean up in the next few weeks. And, the weather for next week continues to bring more rain??
Webcams look good - ships are on the lake:
Everything is open. There was a lot of damage to the paths and roads through the village. But it's business as usual.
Update on the original flood.
The train line from Bad Ausee to Obertraun is still closed. Buses from Bad Ausee to Steeg Gosau bypass the problem area, Closed until 12th July. The walking path from Bad Ausee to Obertraun is back open.
You can still get to Hallstatt and Obertraun on the train from the north. (Attnang Puchheim)
May I know which part of Hallstatt got damaged becoz of the flood? would I visit Hallstatt by train as planned?
It's all open and you would not know there had been a flood.
Where are you coming from by train? If from the south the line is closed between Bad Ausee and Obertraun.
Please confirm where you are travelling from by train.