Escapade in the Austrian Mountains & Discovering Hallstatt

Salzburg was amazing, thankfully the exploration was just starting as we decided to continue our weekend trip to Weyregg, Forstau, and finally Hallstatt. We rented this cute and cozy place somewhere on top of a mountain but right before that, we spent the whole day chillin’ in the sun and enjoying the beautiful lake of Attersee in this small village called Weyregg. The views were spectacular and we even go to see a small Alpaca farm.

Attersee and Weyregg

After getting cooked in the sun, we got in our rented car and went on to discover other views and the hidden mountain village of Forstau. All I can say is that Austria has some breathtaking views and you just cannot stop staring. Forstau is like a small diamond hidden between mountains, the fresh air, spectacular views and that holiday feeling, made Forstau the best place to spend a nice vacay while running away from the daily stress.

We ended our weekend trip by exploring the well known Hallstatt village. To be honest, it was the cherry on the top for this whole experience. Given the corona crisis, we got a bit lucky that the place was probably not as tourist-crowded as it usually is. Hallstatt is known for its breath-taking mountain setting, a beautiful lake that surrounds it, and 16th-century Alpine houses decorated with flowers and vibrating colors.

Hallstatt gave me life with all those incredible views, especially when we went on the boat trip and we got to see the whole picture. By far, this village is one of the MUST SEE places while you come and discover Austria.

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  1. What a gorgeous little place – I’ve seen so many photos over the years and I cannot wait to come! The buildings and scenery look like it’s right out of a fairy tale. Dreaming for the day I can get back to Europe!

  2. I haven’t seen many blog posts about Austria, and I can see why Hallstatt is a must see. This little town is exactly what I picture Austria to be like, and it was a bonus that there weren’t the usual crowds there when you visited.

  3. Your post around Austria coupled with the photographs makes it a delight to read. Hallstatt descriptions make it a beautiful postcard picture town worth visiting. I have seen mountains in India and find those mountains different from the one present in Austria. Compact and well-written article.

  4. Your photos are so beautiful! Hallstatt looks like such a nice picturseque place and the views with the mountains surrounding it are absolutely stunning! I bet the boat trip was a super nice experience as well!

  5. Beautiful pictures and so colourful! I did a road trip from Berlin to Vienna, Austria. The countryside views were so scenic! Wish I could have covered Hallstatt, guess I ll keep it in my itinerary for next time 😉 Cheers!

  6. Wow looks lovely and that final image is gorgeous. I need to head back to Austria.
    Is there any other areas you’d recommend for me to visit.

    1. Definitely. The entire country is a big treasure ready to be discovered. So far, Vienna, Salzburg, Hallstat, and Graz are the most beautiful places I’ve seen here but I’m still planning trips to other cities like Innsbruck or Linz as soon as corona crisis chills a bit.

  7. Oh, the views are breathtaking and Austria looks like a gem to explore. I have a road trip planned from Venice to Treffen and I can’t wait to see a bit of Austria.

  8. Lovely encounter in this beautiful city. I have always have wanted to visit Salsburg to visit their Swarowski Gardens. Many years back when I visited Vienna, I couldn’t do other Austrian towns then. Would love to go back someday and explore these beautiful cities, and Graz and Hallstadt .

  9. Your photos are absolutely so beautiful. Halstatt is a place that is very high up on my list and I look forward to visiting as soon as I can once the Covid related travel rules are more relaxed.

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