When you look at the Salzkammergut from above you will see many, many mountains. In between, in the many valleys, are a lot of blue dots. Each dot is a lake, and one of these lakes was the destination for this weekend. Bad Goisern lies next to the Hallstätter See, which is popular due to the Chinese copying the village of Hallstatt at its shore. Or maybe Hallstatt and its lake are popular in their own rights, because they are both immensely beautiful.
After exploring the market town of Bad Goisern it was time to take the boat and cross over to Hallstatt. The transfer is a short one and when the sun is shining it’s a real pleasure.
Hallstatt is really remarkable village right on the shores of the Hallstätter See. One feels, if the mountain would shake a bit, that all the houses would topple into the lake. They are so close you can almost touch them when the boat comes in the harbor.
What I really wanted to do once I arrived was to head up, to have a really nice bird perspective (or as close as possible) on the lake and Hallstatt. Already the way up felt magical.
Of course you can also take the funicular up to the Salzwelten and look down from the skywalk, but there was no time for that. One has to take ones pleasures where they are possible. And on that weekend, it was up on foot to soak in this view.
The village really beckons to linger, but we were on a schedule and it was time to leave again. Now though, since there are no tourists in the country, it’s the perfect time to visit. Can’t wait to cross over again. Yours, Pollybert