A place of worship since 1863, the Lutheran Protestant Church is an interesting cultural sight, sure.

Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by an understated interior and a note written by the church’s pastor encouraging visitors to take whatever words of encouragement they may need from bible verses on display and to have a pleasant visit to the region. But the real reason we love this sight (and the reason we think of it as a crucial landmark) is because of its tall steeple, which reaches far above all but the highest hillside buildings in town and defines the Hallstatt skyline.

Oberer Marktplatz 167; 6134 82 54; hours vary

Free; limited wheelchair accessibility