Friday, August 24, 2012

Suburba Girl's Destination: Hallstatt, Austria

Along the Hallstätter See

My favorite vacation spot is Hallstatt in Austria. 
It is the most wonderful little village, 
not far from Saltzburg.

Hallstatt Village Square

You'll find it off the beaten tourist path,
located along the Hallstätter See -
a lake with sweeping views of the Alps.

Hallstätter See

My husband and I stay in a charming Inn, 

Hotel Grüner Baum

 with a large balcony overlooking the lake.  

View from our room in Hotel Gruner Baum

Village Square side of Hotel Gruner Baum

I am not a big city, touristy crowds kind of girl. 
I love relaxing in peace and quiet 
amidst a beautiful destination, 
a place where you can hike, bike or boat.

And that is exactly what Hallstatt offers.

Do you have a favorite vacation destination? 
What do you love about it?


Kathy said...

Are you off on another vacation? I just finished admiring your photos in Maine!

kate sweeten said...

That shot of the mountains reflecting in the lake is stunning! What a beautiful little town.

Unknown said...

Lovely pics! We spent two vacations in Austria when our kids were 10 and 2 -so beautiful everywhere!
Every place has its own charm, that's why it would be hard to call one my favorite:)

Unknown said...

Oh would I ever love to go there. I have been purposely ordering films from the BBC so so I can see all the beautiful locations they film in. Mystical to me.

Pauline said...

My kind of place! Peaceful, serene and oh so beautiful! I'm sure once I'd seen the view in your third shot it would linger with me for a long time afterwards.

Jama said...

That's such a gorgeous place and I just love the natural beauty around the lake.

GingerV said...

YEAH! your back.
Great place. I've been in Cortina, italy on the south side of the Austrian Alpes was also breathtaking.... wonderful photos, I forwarded to Camillo so he can see - HINT hint. (do you want to do spotlight photos - I am scheduled but you can if you want)

~JarieLyn~ said...

That's my kind of vacation too. I love to hike and boat and be in the water. That village looks amazing though. Love the architecture.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

The hills are alive, with the sound of music. My Fav movie, so Austria would be my fav place.

Suzy said...

Breathtakingly beautiful. Austria is on my places to see list. Thanks for sharing.