Popular European destinations want fewer tourists; Rick Noack; Washington Post

Some of the world’s top destinations see themselves confronted with an influx that has exploded beyond what they can handle.

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Nothing to see here: Popular European destinations want fewer tourists; Rick Noack; Washington Post

Venice, Amsterdam and Austria’s Hallstatt are among the places that say they are overwhelmed.

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Dreaming of a European vacation? Consider visiting these lakes; Lori Zaino; King5

There are many refreshing lakes scattered around Europe, and they can be a great vacation destination.

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The curse of uniqueness. 800 residents versus millions of tourists; gf; TVN24

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Why Hallstatt is Austria’s Most Postcard Perfect Town; Thirdeyemom

Nestled between the edge of the mystical shores of Hallstätter See and the dramatic Dachstein mountains lies the small village of Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage site and perhaps the most postcard picture perfect village in all of Austria. Hallstatt deserves its place among the covers of travel guides and as one of the most photographed villages in all of Austria. It is one of the most stunning villages I have ever seen.

Source: Why Hallstatt is Austria’s Most Postcard Perfect Town – Thirdeyemom

Private Tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg; Get Your Guide

Venture into Austria’s Lake District on a full day private tour, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region. Journey along the emerald-green Fuschlsee, see the emperor’s summer palace in Bad Ischl and more.

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Private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg; Get Your Guide

Visit the world-famous Hallstatt – the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’, well-known by its breathtaking beauty, Hallstatt is considered by many visitors as one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the World.

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The 13 Best Things to Do in Salzkammergut; Astrid Hofer; Trip Savvy

From exploring caves to a boat trips there’s plenty of fun to be had in Salzkammergut. Here’s our guide for the top things to do during your stay.

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Dachstein Salzkammergut Travel Guide: Top Attractions & Things to Do; Danielle Uy; TripZilla

Witness Austria’s natural and cultural treasures in Dachstein Salzkammergut. Here’s a travel guide with top attractions, things to do and how to get there.

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Small European Towns You Never Thought to Visit; Alexa Erickson; Reader’s Digest

They may be relatively under the radar compared to more popular spots, but they’re certainly captivating and well worth a detour.

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World’s Oldest Salt Mine In The Austrian Alps Holds Bronze Age Secrets; AFP

All mines need regular reinforcement against collapse, and Hallstatt, the world’s oldest salt mine perched in the Austrian Alps, is no exception.

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100 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites; David Sim; Newsweek

Ranging from Peruvian mountain ranges to European cities, the list encompasses both natural and man-made wonders from every area of the globe.

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An Austrian Journey: Salzburg, the Alps and Hallstatt; Dave; Dave’s Travel Corner

Austria – Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

When I think of the Alps, Switzerland most often comes to mind. This summer however, I trekked over the Austrian Alps and realized what a hidden gem this country is! Austria has it all, from amazing hut-to-hut trekking to musical Salzburg to the charming salt-mining village of Hallstatt, which is like stepping into a fairytale.

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Salzburg
This city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian old city on its left bank, facing the 19th century new town on its right. The old city or Altstadt is famous for genius composer Mozart and you can even visit his house, and museum, displaying his childhood instruments. Salzburg is also the setting for the immensely loved and popular movie, the Sound of Music.

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Hallstatt, Austria, UNESCO World Heritage Site; Freedom55; Travel Blog

Austria – Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

We left Salzburg by train, after a 7:00AM taxi ride which our hosts graciously arranged for us. The Salzburg train station is easy to find your way around in and we had purchased our tickets for Hallstatt there a few days earlier.

The short train journey of less than 3 hours, including one quick train change around halfway, was through beautiful countryside and into the mountains dotted with small towns and the occasional castle.

It was just starting to rain as we got off at the Hallstatt stop. There is a small building here in the wilderness at the side of the track and a path leads down to a small walk-on ferry to take you on a 15 minute ride across the lake to the town of Hallstatt.

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Things To Do In Hallstatt Tourist Tube

Austria – Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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If you want to enjoy hiking or cycling along beautiful trails in Austria, make it a point to visit Salzkammergut. The place is one of the most breathtaking places to visit in Hallstatt. There are many activities that tourists can indulge in including discovering the charming landscapes, enjoying crystal clear waters and having the most delicious European food found in the world. This is the reason why Salzkammergut is one of the most favorite spots for people to visit from all over the world.

There are plenty of interesting things to do in Salzkammergut for those who have a thing for natural beauty. The village was included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The culture and custom of this village is depicted in the lifestyle of the inhabitants.

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Top 10 Things to Do and See in Austria, Europe; Gregor; The Vienna BLOG

Austria – Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

When you to travel to Austria, there are many wonderful places you can visit. In each town, there is something to see and behold. It’s ideal for both summer and winter vacation and popular with millions of visitors to enjoy the various attractions. When planning your travel, be aware that one visit is not enough to exhaust all the countries jewels, you will come back for more. Many famous composers have called Austria home and the locals preserve the rich inherited history.

Salzburg City

Lies on the border of Germany and Austria, and offers visitors backdrops views of the Alps. The city had managed to retain the vibrant urban fabric since the 19th century when it was a single city state.

Visitors can visit the birth place of Mozart, the most popular location in Salzburg.

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7 Secret Budget Destinations In Europe To Visit ASAP; HuffPost

Austria – Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

Time to set you flight alerts.

Anyone who’s been struck by the wanderlust bug knows the universal truth of travel: It’s damn expensive… especially in Europe. Enter: Caroline Makepeace, one half of the couple behind the Y Travel Blog, who clued us into their favorite European travel destinations where your dollar goes a lot further. The one caveat? You have to get there on the cheap. So ladies and gents, it’s time set your flight alerts for these seven incredible places.

ASTURIAS, SPAIN

Average Daily Cost: $95

Sea, mountains and cider. It’s basically the battle cry of this coastal community in northwest Spain (say what?). Sunbathe (with SPF) on the Costa Verde’s nearly 200 beaches, drink from the sacred fountain at the Covadonga Sanctuary, hike through the Picos de Europa National Park and eat the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted.

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7 Secret Budget Destinations In Europe To Visit ASAP; HuffPost

Austria – Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

Time to set you flight alerts.

Anyone who’s been struck by the wanderlust bug knows the universal truth of travel: It’s damn expensive… especially in Europe. Enter: Caroline Makepeace, one half of the couple behind the Y Travel Blog, who clued us into their favorite European travel destinations where your dollar goes a lot further. The one caveat? You have to get there on the cheap. So ladies and gents, it’s time set your flight alerts for these seven incredible places.

ASTURIAS, SPAIN

Average Daily Cost: $95

Sea, mountains and cider. It’s basically the battle cry of this coastal community in northwest Spain (say what?). Sunbathe (with SPF) on the Costa Verde’s nearly 200 beaches, drink from the sacred fountain at the Covadonga Sanctuary, hike through the Picos de Europa National Park and eat the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted.

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Channel Your Inner Cinderella in These 9 European Fairytale Towns; Marriott Traveler

Austria – Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

Sure, Europe’s cities have eye-popping architecture, world-class art, and innovative food scenes—but the country’s small fairytale villages have a magic all their own. These nine postcard-perfect towns are quick to charm with their storybook streets and winding canals.

Hallstatt, Austria

This Iron Age hamlet is so picturesque that the Chinese created a copy of it for their own country. Lining a crystal-clear lake, the UNESCO site offers incredibly maintained Alpine architecture that’s straight out of a storybook. There’s lots to explore from its heritage as an industry town, too—including a tour of the oldest salt mine in the world.

Sintra, Portugal

Just outside Lisbon, Sintra looks like a fantasy kingdom. The colorful Romantic-era Pena Palace and the ruins of a Moorish fortress top the tallest hill in the national park.

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Striking gold twice over in Hallstatt; cwonholiday; Travel Blog

Austria – Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

Gold with the extraordinary picturesque location on the shores of the Hallstatter See (lake) and white gold with the salt mine – another Unesco World Heritage site and one that had provided great wealth to the Habsburgs. Mind blowing history that we literally delved right into going 400 metres underground into the 7000 year old salt mine that continues to produce salt today. Our journey included a few gotta close my eyes moments, the steep funicular railway (cable car) ride up the outside of the mountain, the photo opportunity on the skywalk, hooning down two steep wooden miners slides – the sisters beating Tim by 0.8 of a kilometre reaching exactly 30k per hour causing Karen’s near suffocation event, sitting on a wooden bench (a miners train) hurtling along at breakneck speed back to the surface with minimal space top and sides.

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