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45 thoughts on “Hallstatt: A Fairy Tale”

  1. Going to Salzburg after Munich as well, so very likely I will have the chance to discover Hallstatt! Excellent reportage and pictures, Len. Looking forward to going there!

    1. Thank you! Unfortunately it was not sunny. Some people said it looks even better in winter, but I am fine with this. Winter would be too cold for me 🙂

  2. Yes, I’ve heard about Hallstatt and I regret not making the effort to go on my own… Love the mountains and the lakes, it would have been the perfect spot. I guess we should always leave something for next time 😛
    What about you, where’s your next time?

    1. I haven’t decided yet, but probably Scandinavian countries: Iceland, Sweden and Finland. But it all depends on the budget, I don’t want to ruin my bank account or max my credit limit 🙂

  3. Wow, looks absolutely gorgeous! Seems like it wasn’t that cloudy as I have seen in some other photos of Hallstatt before. I am always worried about weather when visiting such mountainous places as the weather can change anytime..

    1. Indeed. When I was on the road, it was sunny. A few hours later, the clouds came and it was like this. But I still had luck that it was not raining 🙂

    1. No doubt! It’s really interesting to read a comment in Welsh 🙂 Totally different from English and German. But thanks to Google Translate I can still understand 😉 Perhaps the language is more similar to those in Scandinavian countries?

  4. Beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of the Halstatt. I have been to Vienna, Austria but never been to the inner cities. I bet they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the beautiful places.

  5. Ist das nicht der Ort mit den unsäglichen 1 Mio. Touristen pro Jahr? Aber da wohnen nur 800 Leute, die davon zum Teil rein gar nichts haben ausser viel Lärm und Hektik. Derlei Info vermisse ich hier.

    1. Thanks for sharing your opinion! Sadly, this issue occurred in all popular destinations, not just Hallstatt. The mass tourism is a double-edged sword. It can bring prosperity, but it also had a negative impact on society and the environment. Even now, there is still no universal solution to that, except restricting/banning visitors. The only thing I can do is to recommend my readers to keep the voice low and respect the villager’s privacy. But based on my experience, the noise comes mostly from the tour buses.

      1. We made similar experiences now in Cesky Krumlov in Bohemia, occupied mainly by Chinese and Japanese bus tourists. And people in groups of whatever nation show quite often a not so nice behaviour. Normally, I avoid visiting such sites. We know Bohemia since the early 1990s when all was much, much different.

      2. I can imagine how peaceful the town was. There was no selfie-makers, live-streamers and definitely no Instagrammers 🙂 I think these people don’t enjoy the scenery at all. The only thing they care is how other people react.

  6. It really does look like a fairy tale. Wonderful photos Len. Friends of ours were recently there, as part of a bike tour, and loved this town. Another one to add to the list!

    1. Thanks, Caroline! If possible, I would suggest visiting the town in winter. It will have a magical atmosphere when all those wooden houses are covered in a white blanket 🙂

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