It was however time to move on and visit Hallstatt. Hallstatt isn't too far from Bad Goisern, but there is only train every hour. So after a brief wait at the picturesque and desolate Bad Goisern station, I got on a train to Hallstatt.Getting off at the Hallstatt station, I took a ferry. It is indeed the only way to get to Hallstatt and is quite convenient. Make a point to note the ferry timings though, as they are well aligned with the train schedule.Hallstatt is probably prettier in the summer than in the winter. This is how it looked.
Day 4 started with a train ride from Salzburg to Hallstatt Railway Station. Now the day trip to Hallstatt was not planned and so she had no clue that a ferry ride from the railway station which costs 5 euros return (paid only in cash) had to be taken. Luckily, she had exactly 7 euros and 12 cents and a visa card which was enough to buy the ferry return ticket and grab some food at any cafe. As she reached across the Hallstatt Lake, she was awestruck. She wished that life had a remote with a pause button so that she could stay there forever. It was the most beautiful lake town she had ever seen. After taking a walk around the village, she took a tour of Salzwelten (a salt mine in Hallstatt) and tasted the salt from the salt deposits of Austrian Alps. Nothing could be more overwhelming than this for a salt lover like her. The day ended with some delicious Vegetable Strudel, Apple Strudel, and two mugs of Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream.Finally, it was the time for her to say goodbye to Austria. She learnt how "travel is all about becoming everything that is really you" and she became someone she was meant to be in the first place. Travel made her modest and gave her everything she needed to become stronger, happier, and more confident. It made her realise that "you need to love yourself a little more than others love you"."Travelling, it leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller."- Ibn BattutaThink less, travel more!#TripotoTakeMeToBrahmatal