In 2010, while in Salzburg, we did a 45 min drive to Hallstatt. We decided to stay two nights in a darling Bed and Breakfast. The idea came when we watched a Rick Steves. It was well worth
Hallstatt is a town on the western shore of Lake Hallstatt in the Austrian Salzkammergut. It has 16th-century cobblestone streets and alpine-style houses built at the mountain with cafes’, shops and restaurants with lake view
With the Salzbergbahn you can reach the Salzwelten, a 2000 year old former salt mine with an underground salt lake, as well as a viewing platform over Lake Hallstatt.
An Austrian dish we ate while in Hallstatt. Click on picture to see the recipe
I highly recommend these Austrian Travel guides. I would have never found the Bone house in Hallstatt. You can buy the books here: