If you’ve ever watched The Sound Of Music, then Hallstatt in Austria with its fairytale charm might ring a few bells. Sure, the movie was set in nearby Salzburg, but Hallstatt is our top pick for cosy seasonal vibes this winter vacation. The alpine lakes provide a stunning backdrop for strolls through the nearby villages and you’ll find lots of opportunities for fishing and boating everywhere you look. First, head towards the Old Town and Market Square, a sweet spot that’s surrounded by houses lined with fresh flowers (they look like they’re made of gingerbread). If you’ve got guts, go to Dachstein Salzkammergut (part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site) and walk out on the Five Fingers: a group of viewing platforms jutting out over a 122-meter drop over the city. For more “top” views, visit Dachstein Krippenstein for spectacular views over the nearby Alps.

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