Old Town

Old Town, Hallstatt: Address, Phone Number, Old Town Reviews: 4.5/5

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Einat Grossman
Petah Tiqwa, Israel84 contributions
Sep 2021
The small town of Hallstatt is very beautiful and picturesque, laying on the big lake, perfect for pictures.
Crowded with tourists,
Very expensive parking, and in very crowded days you can go half an hour only from the parking to the old town.
Still the pictures there are the most beautiful you can imagine, so it's still worth the visit.
Written 18 December 2021
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA2,286 contributions
Nov 2021 • Business
Visiting Hallstatt was a bucket list item. We stopped enroute from Italy to Linz. Unfortunately, we arrived only an hour before sunset so we didn’t have enough time to fully savor the experience. Google “Hallstatt, China”… this charming town is so loved that it’s been cloned.
Written 21 November 2021
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Mississauga, Canada1,413 contributions
Oct 2021
This small town jutting out into the lake is very beautiful, especially from a distance. The town itself is very touristy and nothing special. The churches are very attractive and worth enjoying their courtyards. Arrive early or later to avoid guided tour crowds.
Written 18 November 2021
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Adrian Y
Leiden, The Netherlands576 contributions
Jul 2021
The village itself, located on the lake with high hills behind, is pretty enough. Even in COVID-times, the small main street was full of 30-minute visitors buying rubbishy souvenirs.
The town's musuem is worth a visit and the crowds all leave around 4 p.m.
Nevertheless, there are prettier places in Upper Austria that are much less tacky.
The other gem in the town is to the south of the centre - the badeinsel. A small island with toilets and changing facilities that gives access to the lake for swimming - great location.
Written 19 July 2021
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Mercy
Stockholm, Sweden8 contributions
Oct 2020
A kind of a fairytale town & very charming old town!! These are too many visitors for a small town!! Love this town
Written 19 February 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Came here once during spring and decided to visit again during winter and was lucky to have clear weather. The place is like a piece out of fairytale. Although it's much quieter during the winter, it's still advisable to visit earlier during the day.
Written 29 December 2020
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Need To See It All
Perth, Australia957 contributions
Jan 2020
It's hard not to love this little town, despite it's fame. The views driving in and out were magical - every turn brought a new vista. Walking along the lake's edge was peaceful and a photographer's paradise.
Written 4 December 2020
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Michael V
Soborg, Denmark340 contributions
Sep 2020
It is a really beautiful place and totally understable that this has been included in UNESCO World Heritage.

Impressing with the old town in this extremely beautiful location and everything is also beautifully renovated and generally kept in really good shape.

Even for Covid-19 there were still a lot of tourists in September 2020, but I still think it was a really nice place to visit.
Written 3 October 2020
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agusticassa
Girona, Spain1,518 contributions
Jul 2020
After making the train trip from Vienna and crossing the lagoon on the boat, you will reach the old center of this small city that is a great thyristic attraction, full on any day of the year. This little town is wonderful, although there is a lot of tourism.
Written 3 October 2020
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MoonaMuslim
728 contributions
Jul 2020
Tourists from all over the world are in Hallstatt. A copy of the idyllic, small town was made in China. There is a reason.
The houses are picturesquely situated on the mountains, the little alleys and streets dreamy and winding and the wonderful, deep blue and clear lake lies at the foot of the city.

The beautiful old town is small. You can take a leisurely stroll and admire the centuries-old buildings. The historic center with the market square and many small, colorful shops, restaurants and cafes is particularly beautiful.
Stroll and dine on the waterfront, swim in the beautiful water in summer. Rent a boat across the lake or take the ferry, and watch Hallstatt from the other side of the lake. You can have a great view of Hallstatt from the small streets, but also from the opposite bank (especially in the early morning when the sun shines on Hallstatt from behind).

A very clear recommendation for the Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding area. Much more than just a day trip.
BUT!!! Come early in the morning with the car. There are only some parking spaces. And a lot of tourists. If too late, you have to take a parking space some kilometers away from Hallstatt
Written 29 September 2020
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