After seeing so many beautiful photos of Hallstatt and reading about this quaint town on so many of my favorite blogs, I was so excited when the day came that I finally got to visit this postcard-worthy town. The weather the day before my visit was rainy and cold, which created the most amazing fog around the town, adding a certain mysterious element to the whole experience. Hallstatt is certainly charming and is a good place to spend a few hours of your trip. If you want to make a day trip out of it, I’d suggest looking into a tour of the salt mines the town is famous for. Although a bit touristy, I’d still recommend visiting Hallstatt as it’s so incredibly beautiful and is home to some good food and great hiking paths.
If you’re staying in Salzburg, Hallstatt is a great town to visit. It’s about 90 minutes away via bus, and if you end up taking the train to Hallstatt station you can take the ferry across the lake for a wonderful view of the town. What are some of your favorite small towns to visit, in Europe or otherwise?