When I first decided to visit Austria, the obvious options were Vienna and Salzburg. Vienna mainly because it is the capital and Salzburg since it is the home of the world famous music legend Mozart. But then we discovered Hallstatt and if you are a fan of fairy tales and Game of Thrones and are in awe of its amazing locales you will be in for a treat. Hallstatt is also counted among st one of the World Heritage Sites in Austria. Its a pretty village preferably famous for the world first salt mine.
One must also not miss the Hallstatt Museum which carries lot of exhibits from the pre-historic salt mine days. So if you want to have a slice of a vivacious lakeside community of the world Hallstatt is the place where you should be!
Weather: Hallstatt is pretty cool even in summers so please take a shrug or stole to cover up even in summers. In the evening temparture may drip down.
Best time to Visit: Prefarbly from May to September, however Hallstatt is equally mesmerizing even in Winters. If you wish to experience a winter wonderland you can visit it in winter also plus…the minus temparture!
Experience to be Had: Rent a local costume the Dirndyl, the traditional Austrian costume. It was originally worn by the Alps peasants. Also you can enjoy a cruise on the lake during the summers!
Food and Cuisine to be Tried: Hot chocolate undoubtedly, plus since Hallstatt is also a fishing village you can try its trouts and other fish delicacies.