last weekend i went to hallstatt for the first time. now i know why it is such a famous place not only in austria but in the whole world.
it’s so famous in china, that they also built a replica of the whole town there. i know what you think – they make replicas of everything so why not a town?
this town is known for it’s production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times and still actively hoisted today. the little village also gave it’s name to the hallstatt culture, a culture often linked to celtic peoples in early iron age europe, c.800–450 BC. some of the earliest archaeological evidence of the celtic culture was found in hallstatt.
so to get a first glimpse of the village, i went up the mountain with the so called “salzbergbahn”, where you really get a great view over the lake and small town. after that i roamed through the historical and really very beautiful hallstatt. we were lucky to be there in the late afternoon and early evening, when most of the tourists had already left the village. so we were practically alone in hallstatt and witnessed the locals taking over the narrow pathways to play badminton and ride their bikes to get to one of the little bars at the town’s main square. but the best part was renting a small electrical boat to go out on the lake and take some pictures from there.
i’m very happy that timberland hooked me up with the perfect outfit for this day of exploration. the weather was constantly changing – from rain to beautiful sunshine, so i was lucky that i had chosen a 3-layer waterproof yet still breathable hyvent jacket from the new collection.
sunglasses: new champion, carrera (tag #outthere on instagram).
location: hallstatt, upper austria
photographer: lady venom