The village of Hallstatt is straight out of a Fairy Tale.
Hallstatt sits on the edge of a beautiful lake (Hallstätter See) framed by the Dachstein mountains (a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps). The village is Austria’s oldest and is recognized for holding the world’s first known salt mine.
Populated with just over 700 people, Hallstatt is small and can be explored in a day.
After discreetly dropping out of our singing Sound of Music tour group (hey, more adventure was waiting!), Katy and I hopped on a train that glided through the luscious Austrian countryside and halted at the Hallstatt ferry station.
The best way to experience the magnitude of the location, is to arrive by ferry from across the lake.
Hallstatt is enchanting, alluring and promises more around every charming corner!
We hiked to the highest point of Hallstatt to experience a different view of the village and Dachstein mountains. (P.S. – how cute is my friend, Katy?!)
Channeled my inner Julie Andrews along the way..
Once we got to the top, we sat down at this picturesque cafe and soaked in the beauty that surrounded us!
Unlike any other place I’ve seen in this world… a real life fairy tale town.
Although Hallstatt was my favorite stop of our trip (you now know why), our next and final destination in Austria was Vienna. And as always, Katy and I made sure to get into just a little bit of trouble… stay tuned!
With love & light, Cait