What to see on a day trip to Hallstatt
This 7000-year old and oldest inhabited European town hidden between a serene lake and forested mountain peaks is one of the most popular destinations in the Salzkammergut Lake District of Austria. FOMO gets a new meaning as one steps foot into this alpine dream where less than 1000 Austrians live in doll-like wooden houses decked with flower-bunched balconies. No wonder this tiny paradise on the shores of a fjord-like lake valley carved by glaciers and surrounded by steep mountain peaks is a Unesco heritage site. Starting with the town itself, there is enough to keep the curious day-tripper hooked till sun-down.
Posted by Punita Malhotra
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