Monday, February 17, 2014

Europe 2012 day 12: Hallstatt, Austria

Back to blogging....

The next morning (Sept. 15, 2012) we were packing up to go to the small lake town of Hallstatt.  We loved Salzburg so much we were thinking of skipping our stop in Hallstatt and just stay in Salzburg an extra day.



But ultimately we decided to stick with our original plans.  We said goodbye to Salzburg with a trip to the Abbey where the real Maria lived for a short time, grabbed some breakfast at the outdoor market and then made our way to the train station.

When we arrived at Hallstatt we realized there was no station - literally just a platform where you hop off - (did I mention it's a small town).  And the train "station" is actually across the lake from the town of Hallstatt.  So there is a little ferry boat that is timed with the arriving train to take you into the town.  Its just a little 5 minute boat ride, and a way for all the locals to see who is arriving in their sleepy little town.





View of the train "station".  The yellow spot is the platform and the little boat is what takes you into the town



Hallstatt is as postcard-perfect as you think it is. It's fairly vertical - much of the housing is built up into the hillside, so you get a good view of everything.

Basically our day in Hallstatt was very laid back, just enjoying the small town.  Very relaxing indeed!



The town square




Waterfall that sits above the town







We had Italian food for dinner (which was a nice change of pace) and then went to the Heritage Hotel and Café/Bar for dessert.

We almost skipped this beautiful little town and I'm so glad we didn't!

Next stop - Vienna!


12 comments:

Andrea said...

That town square is breath taking! It looks like it is out of a movie!

Sarah Alway said...

Oh my gosh this is so adorable it almost doesn't seem real!

Ashley said...

So nice you have been able to do all this travelling together!

Susannah said...

What an absolutely adorable little town!!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I love towns like that. :) Plus, I really miss those little houses and town squares. :)

xoxo

Sienna said...

Hi sweet girl! It's not really my new blog, more just an outlet for creative writing. I'm going to be making a new blog soon, just have to find the time :) Ive been so busy, but am glad to be transitioning back to blogging and catching up on your amazing travels!

Sienna said...

Hi sweet girl! It's not really my new blog, more just an outlet for creative writing. I'm going to be making a new blog soon, just have to find the time :) Ive been so busy, but am glad to be transitioning back to blogging and catching up on your amazing travels!

birdie to be said...

These pictures are amazing! I would love to go to Austria!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How cute! It definitely looks like it could be a on a postcard!

Allison said...

I love these pictures and am also glad you didn't miss out on this amazing town. The buildings are SO gorgeous, and your pictures are honestly just so stunning.
You and Nick look fantastic (but really, what else is new?!). The day you two take a bad picture together, is the day I'll be shocked ;)
Can't wait to see more pictures, gorgeous friend!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

P.s. nominated you! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Wow! How gorgeous is it there? Love it! Glad y'all had a nice time!

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