I explored Hallstatt earlier this year and realized (once again) that many places have a beauty that cannot be contained in photos. Even though the end of summer was covered in sadness and grief, and I took my time to process, hopeful moments start to make room in my memory.
Writing is seeing it again.
A tiny pretty lakeside town with only 800 residents in Upper Austria receives thousands of visitors from all over the world.
What makes it special? Hallstatt is part of the Salzkammergut region, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the oldest salt mine.
And last but not least – the Nature makes it special. The nature in its purest form – Hallstätter See and hiking in the Alps. Infinite panorama and many shades of blue. Clean air and one pure shade of green.
Reached by train from Vienna via Salzburg on my way back to Berlin, with a change in Attnang-Puchheim – almost 4 hours and every detour was worth it.
The two highlight of my alpine stay at Gasthof Simony Hallstatt were the panoramic views from the balcony and breakfast in their garden near Lake Hallstatt.