Before coming to Austria I added a few “Austria” hashtags to my Instagram account to follow. There was one place that kept popping up over and over again. That place is Hallstatt and I knew that I would want to see it as the setting really is quite beautiful.
I had a feeling that it would be crawling with tourists and I feared that it would be a village made purely for tourists.
It was of course crawling with tourists but the village at the same time does feel very lived in. The setting is incredible and it deserves its picturesque reputation. I think now during these times of COVID it may be an even better time to visit it as I would imagine it would be a lot quieter.
I think its safe to say that I will go back. Even when it is so busy, it’s worth it.