Old Town

Old Town, Hallstatt: Address, Phone Number, Old Town Reviews: 4.5/5

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Maro
Dubai, United Arab Emirates138 contributions
May 2022
1. There is a boat to transfer you here. It is 3,5E per person. I found the owners of the boat rude and please note they only accept cash.

2. There are plenty of options for gelato ice-cream and bakeries. Very limited options to enjoy a coffee - meal with a nice view.

3. Very nice experience, walking at the village. There is a very nice vibe
Written May 4, 2022
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Julia D
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
The town of Hallstatt and the lake are beautiful and all the attractions are great and amazing as all the websites are saying.
There are not so many restaurants, at least this season (March), and the food is mostly gourmet and pricy. We were expecting something more traditional. But there are some good junkfood choices.
People wise, we would say 50/50 in terms of politeness.
And last but also IMPORTANT the pharmacy is open only 3 days a week and the same goes for the doctor, which we found pretty upsetting since we had an emergency and the closest hospital was 25km away. It's unacceptable, for a famous place like this, with almost a million tourists per year, to not have a health center nearby.
Written March 24, 2022
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Einat Grossman
Petah Tiqwa, Israel90 contributions
Sep 2021
The small town of Hallstatt is very beautiful and picturesque, laying on the big lake, perfect for pictures.
Crowded with tourists,
Very expensive parking, and in very crowded days you can go half an hour only from the parking to the old town.
Still the pictures there are the most beautiful you can imagine, so it's still worth the visit.
Written December 18, 2021
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA2,368 contributions
Nov 2021 • Business
Visiting Hallstatt was a bucket list item. We stopped enroute from Italy to Linz. Unfortunately, we arrived only an hour before sunset so we didn’t have enough time to fully savor the experience. Google “Hallstatt, China”… this charming town is so loved that it’s been cloned.
Written November 21, 2021
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Mississauga, Canada1,482 contributions
Oct 2021
This small town jutting out into the lake is very beautiful, especially from a distance. The town itself is very touristy and nothing special. The churches are very attractive and worth enjoying their courtyards. Arrive early or later to avoid guided tour crowds.
Written November 18, 2021
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Adrian Y
Leiden, The Netherlands593 contributions
Jul 2021
The village itself, located on the lake with high hills behind, is pretty enough. Even in COVID-times, the small main street was full of 30-minute visitors buying rubbishy souvenirs.
The town's musuem is worth a visit and the crowds all leave around 4 p.m.
Nevertheless, there are prettier places in Upper Austria that are much less tacky.
The other gem in the town is to the south of the centre - the badeinsel. A small island with toilets and changing facilities that gives access to the lake for swimming - great location.
Written July 19, 2021
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Mercy
Stockholm, Sweden9 contributions
Oct 2020
A kind of a fairytale town & very charming old town!! These are too many visitors for a small town!! Love this town
Written February 19, 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Came here once during spring and decided to visit again during winter and was lucky to have clear weather. The place is like a piece out of fairytale. Although it's much quieter during the winter, it's still advisable to visit earlier during the day.
Written December 29, 2020
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Need To See It All
Perth, Australia957 contributions
Jan 2020
It's hard not to love this little town, despite it's fame. The views driving in and out were magical - every turn brought a new vista. Walking along the lake's edge was peaceful and a photographer's paradise.
Written December 4, 2020
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Michael V
Soborg, Denmark342 contributions
Sep 2020
It is a really beautiful place and totally understable that this has been included in UNESCO World Heritage.

Impressing with the old town in this extremely beautiful location and everything is also beautifully renovated and generally kept in really good shape.

Even for Covid-19 there were still a lot of tourists in September 2020, but I still think it was a really nice place to visit.
Written October 3, 2020
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