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Boating in Hallstatt, Austria

January 8, 2019
Boating in Hallstatt, Austria

If you have Pinterest there’s a 99% chance you have seen Hallstatt. If you haven’t, you clearly don’t waste enough time on Pinterest! I can’t lie, it was pretty much the one reason I wanted to go to Austria in the first place and it fuelled my research into the country.

Hallstatt is the quintessential Austria village. It’s TINY but it’s also one of the prettiest villages you will ever see, hence thanks to Pinterest, it’s become the place to visit. In fact, the Chinese loved it so much, they built a replica in China! Crazy!

A short drive through some beautiful countryside and we were almost there. I couldn’t even tell you how excited I was to be going. True be told, I was actually a little anxious, what happens if I was expecting too much out of this tiny little village?

I was also nervous about the weather, we woke up to a very cloudy sky and given how warm it had been on previous days a thunderstorm wasn’t out of the question. This would really put a damper on the one thing I really wanted to do in Hallstatt – hire a boat in the lake. All credit goes to Margo at THE OVERSEAS ESCAPE for this idea!

So we parked (the actual village is pedestrianised but car parks are clearly signed posted as you enter, make sure you get there early as they are not big, you also need to pay) and I practically shoved CB out of the car so we could get down there before the rain started.

I spotted a tour bus dropping off tourists for the day and hurriedly dragged CB behind me, fearful they would get to the boats first. It was so hard to walk past all this beautiful little buildings without taking pictures but the skies were getting darker.

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