Friday, September 30, 2022

Hallstatt, Austria

Blessed by a beautiful mountain-view and lush greenery, the village of Hallstatt, Austria is any travellers dream. Overlooking the Hallstatt lake, it is a prime destination for hiking. Also, visitors enjoy the quiet and peaceful village life, while admiring Austrian hospitality, food and culture.

Blessed by a beautiful mountain-view and lush greenery, the village of Hallstatt, Austria is any travellers dream. Overlooking the Hallstatt lake, it is a prime destination for hiking. Also, visitors enjoy the quiet and peaceful village life, while admiring Austrian hospitality, food and culture.

Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the mines, manoeuvring through the narrow shafts just like how the old miners used to do. Besides the salt mines, there are also a few notable spots around the vicinity, where visitors will have access to gorgeous panoramic views of the entire village. This can be done from the Hallstatt Skywalk or the Five Fingers Viewing Platform.

For an even more breathtaking view of the village and the Austrian apps, Hallstatt is also acclaimed for their boat rental tours around Lake Hallstatt. Travellers have an option to choose: pedal boats, rowboats or electric-powered boats. Then, bask in the tranquillity of the lake with an amazing scenic view.

Each skull has a symbolic story to tell and it’s fascinating to see this reflected on the painted motifs on each skull. The last addition to the Charnel House was in 1995. Now, cremation is used to mitigate the graveyard overcrowding issue. However, villagers still have the option to send a skull of a loved one to be immortalised and remembered inside the house.

Truly more than meets the eye in the village of Hallstatt. No wonder that the Austrian village is one of the most visited spots for an area of its size. Hallstatt can be accessed from nearby Salzburg or Vienna by train or by bus towards Lake Hallstatt. Don’t forget that if you are from another country and taking a drive to Austria then you need to get an International Driver’s Permit (IDP). Popular with tourists in the Summer and Winter, October is a great off-peak time to indulge in the scenery without worrying about crowds.

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