Winter in Hallstatt

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The first time I knew there was a place in the world called Hallstatt is when I was in my first year at college. At that time, I watched old Korean drama, titled Spring Waltz. I was really amazed with the view of Hallstatt, a village in Austria, where some scenes of the drama filmed.  After I watched it, I really wanted to be able to go there someday. And.. it turned out that I was able to go to Hallstatt as currently I live in Munich. Lately, I have been through one of the hardest times in my life that encourage me to go travelling. And … after a long journey to get to this ‘village’ (took the train, bus, train again, ferry). Finally, I arrived at Hallstatt! Oh God, the scenery was really amazing and beautiful. ^^

heading to Hallstatt

scenery along the way to Hallstatt

Hallstatt village
Trinkets at the souvenir shop Hallstatt

Trinkets at the souvenir shop

Hallstatt Village

Hallstatt Village

Cable Car to Hallstatt Sky Walk

Cable Car to Hallstatt Sky Walk

View from Hallstatt Sky Walk

View from Sky Walk

FYI, it is still possible visiting Hallstatt from Munich for one day trip. It took about 3.5 hours from Munich to Hallstat using public transportation (train→bus→train→ferry). Hallstatt is not that far from Salzburg, a city of Music in Austria. Hallstatt is actually just a small ‘village’ behind the Alps in Austria that can be surrounded within one day. My journey began from buying Bayern tickets at the Hauptbahnhof Munich to Salzburg (read also: Spring in Salzburg). Bayern ticket for 4 people in total was 43 € or 10.70 € / person (round trip: 21.40 €/ person). After arrivied at the Salzburg station, we left the station to take the Salzburg-Bad Ischl bus, which costed 10.70 €/ person. From Bad Ischl, we continued our journey by train to Hallstatt Bahnhof (round trip: 8 € / person). From Hallstatt Bahnhof, we used ferry to get to the Hallstatt village (round trip: 5 € / person). The total cost of my travel was 45.15 € / person.

Well, I think visiting Hallstatt is great for honeymoon or date, it is not suitable for family holiday, because there are not too many attractions for entertainment. Hallstatt will be very suitable for people who want to relax or escape from urban stress. Places that can be visited in Hallstatt include Sky Walk, shops, knick-knacks, Museums and Hallstatt Salt Mine.

View from Sky Walk Hallstatt
Love in Hallstatt
Hallstatt Lake in Winter
Beautiful and soothing views of Hallstatt Lake

Beautiful and soothing views of Hallstatt Lake

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