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
In 2010, while in Salzburg, we did a 45 min drive to Hallstatt in Austria. 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
As soon as we arrived in Hallstatt, the alpine region of the Salzkammergut, I cannot stop raving. Not only the surroundings, but also Hallstatt itself invited me to take beautiful pictures.
With around 800 inhabitants, Hallstatt is certainly not a metropolis and cannot be compared to the city of Salzburg, which is almost 75 kilometers away. Tourists will not get bored quickly. Here we were able to breathe fresh mountain air, walk through the beautiful old town and admire centuries-old buildings.
The historic town center with its market square and many small, colorful shops and cafés is particularly beautiful. Known for its 7,000-year salt mining and a past steeped in history, you can learn a lot about the World Heritage Hallstatt – for example in the Hallstatt World Heritage Museum, which is definitely worth a visit.
Also something of a macabre nature, you could visit the Beinhaus in the Hallstatt cemetery
With the Salzbergbahn we were able to reach the Salzwelten, a 2000 year old former salt mine with an underground salt lake, as well as a viewing platform over Lake Hallstatt.
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We ate a typical Austrian Dish, a Kaiserschmarrn at a little Biergarten overlooking the Hallstätter See
After we at a delicious Kaiserschmarrn we walked up the mountain in the evening to get an amazing view over the Hallstätter Lake.