Hallstatt (map) is a small town overlooking the Hallstätter See (Lake Hallstatt) in the Salzkammergut, on the national road linking Salzburg and Graz. Federal states Upper Austria of Austria.
⇒ Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
In addition to its ancient history, Hallstatt is spectacularly picturesque, due to its location on a narrow rocky west bank of the Hallstätter See with the sheer rising mountains behind it. Considered by some to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, Hallstatt is sometimes called “the pearl of Austria”.
Hallstatt Museum (map). A small but interesting museum displaying 7000 years of Hallstatt history.
During the “off season”, few shops and restaurants are open, and in some periods it might even be difficult to find a place to stay. Advance reservations would help ensure acceptable accommodations and avoid a worrisome search for an open hotel.
One of the best views of Hallstatt is from this ferry ride across the lake, especially in the morning when the sun is turning the town orange and yellow. Beware the weather: in winter the lake may freeze, hence no boat. In this case, ask at the station or the train conductor.
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