Europe: Day 12, Back to Hallstatt

I had set my alarm for 10am to try and catch up on some much needed sleep. After an incredibly wet day yesterday, I was hoping for sunshine. Now the weather forecast stated that it was supposed to be raining and windy again, much to my despair. But I was happily surprised when I got outside and it was relatively sunny and no rain.

Success. I prepared for rain just in case though. Nothing worse than getting there and having to come back because you aren’t set for the weather.

I once again took the train and boat over to Hallstatt. I wandered the streets and shops again. I came across this amazing little soap shop, I’ve never seen anything like it. All hand made soaps in different shapes, characters it was amazing. I asked the lady in the shop and she said that they are all made in Salzburg. I bought some for mum and Sarah, I wish I had more space in my rucksack, I could’ve got so much more!

There isn’t a lot to do in Hallstatt. It’s great to wander the streets and look at the houses. There are some lovely little gift shops. I could’ve done more and taken the cable car up the mountain to the salt mines. However, after reading reviews of the famous salt mines, it isn’t exactly good for people who don’t like small spaces

Hallstatt is very popular with tourists. With it being such a small town it was incredibly busy today. I stuck around for about 2 1/2 hours but there were just too many people. And the locals were getting annoyed- they couldn’t even drive on their streets. So I called it a day and headed back to pack.

Here are some photos of my wanderings around Hallstatt

It really is the most beautiful place to visit. Word to the wise, there are only a couple of places to stay so book well in advance or stay across the lake like I did!

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