One of the top destinations for honeymoon in Europe. No doubt about it. Hallstatt is probably the most enchanting and beautiful village near lake in the world. A small village that can be walk around by foot in 10 minutes. A quiet little getaway from all the chaotic in the world.
If you’re going from Salzburg then take a look below…
Salzburg –bus–> Bad Ischl — train –> Hallstatt
Nope, the train doesn’t take you straight to Hallstatt village, you have to take the ferry which costs 2.5 euros per person and takes about 10 minutes crossing the lake. For everyone’s convenience, the ferry schedule is matched with the train arrivals and departures. One word, Awesome!
You might be thinking, how did a small village isolated from all the civilization survive through the years? Well, well, besides for its tourism appeal, Hallstatt housed the world’s first known salt mine. While people might use salt in metaphors to give negative, poor impressions, but not in this case. Salt is a valuable resource and made the town very wealthy indeed. But look at the city now, still getting plenty of tourists everyday, even in bad weather. They don’t have much to offer, but just the charm of the village itself and the small community, it is safe to say “less is more.”
I unfortunately come on a gloomy rainy day, but you know what they say, there’s always a silver lining in every dark cloud! And yes there is, while in majority we see pictures of Hallstatt in a very vibrant colors on a sunny day. I get to experience one of those rare mood of Hallstatt and let me say, i am in awe with how magical this little town is through whatever weather it may be in.
Now, it’s time to explore this cute little town!
Walking around i see quite a few paintings on rocks sitting besides flowers. Assuming from the writings could be charms to bring luck and peace to home.
Hiking to the top and you’ll get THE. MOST. AMAZING. VIEW of Hallstatt lying next to Hallstätter See (Lake Hallstatt). The Evangelical church locates at the heart of Hallstatt adds to the beauty of the landscape.
But the Crème de la crème of all for me… is this shot. It captures one of my favourite animal, the lake, the mountain and you can see the village at the back!
Walkin around the city you can sense the loving local community that preserve their culture and arts. It’s a quiet peaceful place, the perfect getaway.
Thinking about souvenirs?
Before leaving, we hit up a restaurant at Seehotel Grüner Baum Boutiquehotel am Hallstättersee. Like most restaurants or hotels, free wifi! Goodway to kill time and a shelter while the rain keeps pouring down.
What are you waiting for? Book your tickets and let’s get going!