Welcome to the postcard-perfect township of Hallstatt in Austria.
No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you.
The fairytale town of Hallstatt, nestled quietly in the Austrian Alps about one hour south of Salzburg, really is this gorgeous!
A day spent wandering around the World Heritage-listed town and market square, indulging in the astounding beauty of the architecture and the cute cafés dotted along the cobbledstoned lanes will leave you slack-jawed.
Stay a little longer and you can head into the hills with hiking stick in hand to get a bird’s-eye view from the Five Fingers viewing platform, or visit the world’s oldest salt mine, believed to be over 7000 years old.
In winter, the rooftops of the centuries-old baroque buildings are blanketed in snow transforming Hallstatt into a white wonderland, with world-class ski fields only a short trip away.
In fact, Hallstatt is so pretty it’s the type of town where a pumpkin carriage plodding along the streets at midnight wouldn’t look out of place.
But, unlike Cinderella and her posse, we’re pleased to confirm that Hallstatt is a very real, very accessible place – and what a wonderful place it is.
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