hiking in hallstatt

the hills are alive …… with the happiest hikers on earth!
IMG_7799hallstatt not only offers fairytale beauty, but some of the best hiking too. i had
only seen photos of the picturesque town –– but not the surrounding trails!
we arrived on a beautiful sunny day and our hotel room wasn’t ready yet,
so we asked if there were any good hiking trails around. umm, it’s austria!
there are always hiking paths around. If you’re travelling here with pets, if you’re hiking don’t forget to bring a harness for your dog.
we headed straight up the mountain
behind hallstatt toward the salzwelten salt mines to see the view from the
famous welterbeblick world heritage sight overlook. there is also a tram, but
it was definitely worth hiking instead. it’s steep, but the views make up for it. If you’re interested in hiking, there are blogs out there that might be helpful, for example, you could check out something like Cumbrian rambler and follow their adventure as well as mine.
32 IMG_7777the views looking down on the village + across the lake just got better and
better the further we hiked, giving us more motivation to keep climbing up.
IMG_7778we made it to the aussichtsplatform and our eyes widened at the view:
IMG_7784IMG_7776we spent a while up here just staring at the beauty of the earth..
also facetiming some people to show them this view, taking lots
of pictures, and then sitting and staring some more.

IMG_7781IMG_7792^^ just pondering life & the beauty of the earth – haha
IMG_7808 IMG_7786 IMG_7804chase discovered this cool picture angle and we met a cute couple
at the top who we swapped taking twin photos with :) teamwork!

31on the way down we passed pretty waterfalls + read all the
info signs about alpine mountaineering and the history here.

IMG_78093^^ i loved the crazy route my strava showed at the end of the hike.
lots of steep switchbacks hiking up the mountain!

IMG_7816we hiked back down into town hungry and happy.
IMG_7756IMG_4619don’t miss heavenly hallstatt, and definitely don’t miss hiking here.

*see more from hallstatt HERE!


'hiking in hallstatt' has 11 comments

  1. October 27, 2015 @ 6:29 am Courtney

    Wow those views are AMAZING! I’m a huge fan of hiking so I’m super jealous of y’all!



  2. October 27, 2015 @ 7:52 am Araceli

    Those views almost don’t even look real. Incredible. I need to go to Austria and this town! Thanks for sharing the hike route.


  3. October 27, 2015 @ 8:28 am Ellen

    That scenery!!Also thanks for sharing how you got the amazing photo together haha. It is so hard to ask people I think!


  4. October 27, 2015 @ 1:45 pm Maddy

    Heavenly Hallstatt indeed! This hike looks absolutely amazing – so serene and beautiful. It reminds me of hiking in the Norwegian fjords. I need to visit Hallstatt ASAP!


  5. October 28, 2015 @ 5:10 am Val

    WOW so high and so glorious! This looks bucket list worthy indeed.


  6. October 28, 2015 @ 5:15 am Britt

    Cutest hikers. What a pretty hike~!


  7. October 28, 2015 @ 11:01 am Kelsey

    okay this looks ammmmmaaaazing! Also, that photo with your arms out made me scared for your phone hahaha!


  8. October 31, 2015 @ 11:25 am Elisa Herzog

    Wonderland in autumn too….


  9. November 5, 2015 @ 7:02 am Claire @ TallGirlBigWorld

    I loved my visit to Hallstatt, but I was only there for a day so I didn’t get a chance to go hiking. I loved your pictures!


  10. September 21, 2017 @ 9:46 pm Nelson Lai

    Thanks for sharing your route and nice pictures. We are a group of 8 people from Hong Kong. Hope we could get similar great views during our stay in Hallstatt next month on 18 of October, 2017.


  11. April 24, 2018 @ 8:21 am Brian Clinton

    Spent 4 glorious Days in Hallstatt. Hiked to the Mines and all aroind that beautiful Area. If You’ve never been?


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