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A small Alpine village in Upper Austria known for its salt production, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rich Iron Age culture.

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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.

georgierdarling 4 years ago

A golden destination that appears like magic, Hallstatt is a UNESCO world heritage site that also happens to be one of the most fairytale fall getaways in Europe. Enjoy some of the tastiest wine in western Europe, while also indulging in some of the finest cuisine available. From freshly caught seafood to authentic Austrian comfort food, Hallstatt is any foodie or wine lover’s dream come true dripped in warm hues and breathtaking scenery.

seeker 3 years ago

Hallstatt is a picturesque town located in Upper Austria and is known for its stunning alpine scenery, ancient salt mines, and well-preserved historic buildings. With its cozy and cozy atmosphere, the town makes for an ideal winter getaway for visitors looking for a perfect balance between relaxation and exploration. Visitors are sure to enjoy the stunning views, festive holiday markets, and unique winter activities like ice-skating and skiing.

seeker 1 year ago

Located in the heart of Austria's Salzkammergut region, the picturesque town of Hallstatt is renowned for its unique culture and natural beauty. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, it's a must-see destination for visitors to Upper Austria. From its picturesque streets and traditional architecture to its stunning lakeside views and ancient salt mines, Hallstatt is a gem of European history and culture.

seeker 1 year ago

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