We took a day-trip to Hallstatt from Vienna. The trip began at 7:15 in the morning. The Vienna State Opera was the meeting point. It was still dark when we boarded the bus, as it was already October. It was autumn. The landscape was primarily dominated by fall colors. It was a marvelous sight. I had, till then, haven't witnessed autumn, and hence, I was pleasantly thrilled.
The sun came up as we crossed Vienna, and left the city for Hallstatt. It was clear for a while before it got immensely foggy. It was so foggy that we couldn't see the Austrian Alps on our way. This dampened our spirits slightly.
Around 8:30 the bus stopped for breakfast in a Landzeit Autobahn Hotel on the highway. It was pretty spot - nicely done, and inside it felt so warm and cozy. The smell of freshly brewed coffee instantly cheered us up.