• Hallstatt village
    Austria,  Europe

    Hallstatt – The picture perfect village of Austria

    Hallstatt’s reputation as a UNESCO world heritage site and as a contender to the prettiest village in Europe. It’s trademark pastel and wood houses built on the steep hillsides, overlooking the crystal clear lake are now a famous tourist destination. But Hallstatt first gained fame in prehistoric times for it’s salt. Salt, a natural preservative for meat, was quite valuable then and Hallstatt’s mines brought it considerable trade and fortune. Even as late as the 20th century, it’s salt mines continued to be active. How to get to Hallstatt Hallstatt is perfect for a day trip from Salzburg. It is about 2 – 2.5 hours depending on the mode of…