All posts filed under: Travels

Hallstatt Panorama

It’s a place known for its beauty and not by its name. A village in the cliffs whose steepled silhouette is perfectly composed between forested mountains and a shimmering lake. This is Hallstatt, where we headed for a weekend getaway to celebrate our one-year anniversary. I can’t help but sound like a dreamy romantic when I recount my first impressions. The crisp air filling my lungs, the stillness of the Alpine waters, the majesty of the mountains. It probably looked like this hundreds of years ago. I just love when a place leaves you feeling like a blip in time and space, full of wonder and at a loss for words. Located in the Salzkammergut region in Upper Austria, Hallstatt on the Hallstättersee makes for a worthwhile side trip from either Salzburg or Vienna, or as an accompaniment to a sporting vacation in the Dachstein mountains. The village has existed as a salt mining settlement since the Iron Age; you can visit the salt mine, ice caves, and the heritage museum to learn about its …