Deemed one of the most “Instagrammable Places in the World”

This small town in Austria is a beautiful picturesque place that you should add to the top of your bucket list. Here are some tips on how to spend your Day Trip to Hallstatt, Austria.

Day trip to Hallstatt Austria

This charming town is oversaturated with day-time tourists. However, don’t let that deter you from visiting. Hallstatt is a must-see!

To avoid crowds, consider following these tips:

-Visit during off season. Avoid summer months May through August.

-Get there early in the morning.

-Consider spending the night to experience the town without day-time tours.

-Book train tickets in advance if you are visiting during peak season.

Hallstatt What to know
Day trip to Hallstatt Austria

To my surprise, Hallstatt actually gave me an eerie vibe (which I loved!) Whether it was the time of year or the skeleton caves that made me feel this way, I enjoyed the unsettling beauty the island offered.

Day trip to Hallstatt Austria

The Skulls of Hallstatt.

Long ago, old burial grounds were discovered. They were dug up, cleaned out, and replaced with new remains. Unfortunately, Hallstatt is so small, there just isn’t enough room to bury everyone. A thousand remains are on display in this cave and decoratively painted with dates and names. Although creepy and even questionable depending on your own culture, I loved the thought of remains decorated as a tribute to one’s life.

Day trip to Hallstatt

Hallstatt Day Trip or Overnight?

Hallstatt can be done as a day trip. There isn’t much to do except to walk around and take in the beauty. If you are looking for an attraction during your stay, take a cable car up to explore the salt mines. They look stunning and I wish I would have had time to do this! As I mentioned previously, staying overnight has the advantage to avoid tourists. To book a longer trip in Halstatt, click here

Day trip to Hallstatt

The fairy tale land of Hallstatt, Austria is definitely worth seeing if you are able to. Although I’ve already traveled to Hallstatt, I’d love to visit during different seasons of the year. The crystal clear lake, foggy mountains, and pastel-colored houses will have you coming back for more!

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