The village of Hallstatt in Austria is such an unbelievably spectacular place that even the Chinese have created a copy of the ancient salt mine village. But only in this original setting will you discover this truly unique culture with such a history all in a breath-taking mountain setting. The market municipality was already inhabited since the 1st millennium, and during this period – the iron age – the civilization flourished.
Watch this video for an in-depth insight of Hallstatt and feel as if you’re there!
Hallstatt is about 2.5 hours bus, train and boat ride away from Salzburg, and it is only accessible via boat! We give you 8 reasons why you must visit Hallstatt.
The views are the reason people go to Hallstatt in the first place.
Tourists are starting to pour in.
Despite being a quaint and fairytale town, it is on the verge of being extremely popular and crowded with tourists. Try and visit before the tourists really start to catch on. Now is the time to go.
Cute homes and streets
The streets in Hallstatt are lined with the most fairy-tale like homes that are just too adorable. Spend some time wandering around and trying to peep in the flower boxed windows. The houses built on mountain cliffs are just extraordinarily charming.
Don’t forget to watch the swans in the lake! They definitely make Hallstatt more of a fairytale town than it already is. As if this town wasn’t cool enough, there’s swan shaped paddle boats that you can hire to paddle out into the lake!
Hallstatt is usually accessible by boat
You cannot easily get to the town unless you take a boat across! So remote and secluded that land connection are often not an option.
Visit the adorable cafes
If you go soon, you’ll be able to hit up the cute cafes and shops without too many tourists. Be sure to stop at the darling cafes along the water and main walkways. Eat the famous Austrian apple strudel and have a cafe and watch the people walking by.
Visit the salt mine (Salz Welten)
If you have time and want a sweet view overlooking the lake and mountains, then head up to the famous Hallstatt salt mine. It’s one of the oldest salt mines in Europe (Hallstatt is over 7,000 years old) and has a slide! The tour will take about an hour.
Each season is different
You could go to Hallstatt in every single season and it would look surprisingly different. Fall compared to winter and spring compared to summer each has something amazing to offer. Below pictures speak for themselves.
Hopefully, this has convinced you to visit Hallstatt Austria soon. It truly is a magical fairytale town, you just have to see it for yourself!
Spend an exciting holiday among mountains and lakes with events and culture along with a lot of nature in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
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