Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

 

Hallstatt is often called as the “Pearl of the Salzkammergut” and quite rightly so. Its beauty is beyond words. With a calm blue lake, a church spire dominating the skyline, majestic mountain ranges crowning the background and cute little pastel coloured houses providing a splash of colour, Hallstatt looks nothing short of a painter’s imagination of how a lakeside town should be! In my words, it is a quintessential “postcard pretty” town!

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Postcard Pretty Hallstatt!

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Quaint little town of Hallstatt

 

Hallstatt has become extremely popular amongst the tourists over the years and it can become extremely crowded during peak seasons. Even though we visited in mid-October it was still pretty crowded. Our original plan was to stay here for a night so that we could enjoy this lovely town in the early morning or later towards the evening when it’s far less crowded as most of the tourists prefer to visit Hallstatt as a day trip. However, because of high hotel prices we had to shelve that plan and could only visit Hallstatt as a day trip, but we didn’t let that hamper our spirits and enjoyed every moment of our trip.

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

View from Hallstatt Lahn

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Boat rides to and from Hallstatt

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Views En route to Hallstatt

 

 

Before we get into what all Hallstatt has to offer in terms of ‘Things To Do’, let us first quickly see How to Reach There 🙂 So, here’s your best three options:

1. Driving – rent a car, it’s just an hour’s drive from Salzburg

2. Make it a DIY adventure – Catch bus 150 from Salzburg to Bad Ischl, then a train from Bad Ischl to Hallstatt and then cover the final lap with a short but beautiful ferry ride to the town.
On the way back instead of going to Bad Ischl, take a train to Attnang Puchheim and from Attnang Puchheim to Salzburg. For bookings, you can visit the OBB official website HERE.

3. Join a day trip tour with a tour provider. One of the best ones is Panorama Tours. You can visit their page HERE and know about the several tours they operate throughout the year.

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Swans in the Lake Hallstatt

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Hallstatt Lutheran Church

 

Now that the whole logistics have been taken care of let’s talk about Things To Do and See in Hallstatt?

To be truthful, we can spend days here doing absolutely nothing and that is what exactly we plan on doing when we visit again. Maybe book a room at a cosy Airbnb, go for long walks around the town, mingle with the locals and just soak in the beauty and peace of this beautiful little town.

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Cute house in Hallstatt

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

 

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Furnicular to the Viewing Deck

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Furnicular to the Viewing Deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

At the Viewing platform in Hallstatt

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Lutheran Church, Hallstatt

 

But for the sake of this article and to tell you what you can do if you visit Hallstatt as a day-trip, let’s have a look at what all we did in the given little time that we had:

  • Go up the funicular way and enjoy a spectacular aerial view of Hallstatt.

 

  • Take a leisurely stroll from one end to the other of this beautiful town (you see its quite a small town, easily walkable!).

 

  • Visit a quirky church which has a collection of Painted Skulls.

 

  • Ride an electric boat all by yourself and enjoy the magnificent frontal view of Hallstatt.

 

  • Admire the pretty Swans by the lake…they are really friendly!

 

  • Take lots and lots of photos, Hallstatt is an Instagram haven.

 

 

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

Rent a Boat

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

View of Hallstatt from the Viewing Platform

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

At the Edge of the Viewing Platform in Hallstatt

 

Day Trips from Salzburg – Hallstatt

The amazing Lutheran Church in Hallstatt

 

 

That pretty much sums up the loveliest day we spent on our Euro Trip last year. If you’re in Austria, a trip to St. Wolfgang is an absolute must! Read all about our Day Trip from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang.

 

Have you ever been to Hallstatt? Do tell us about your favourite day trips… we love to hear from you and want to know where YOU recommend we go next! 

 

 

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