A Million Dollar View // Hallstatt, Austria

May 7, 2015

Earlier this week I posted about enjoying Hallstatt from the lake, now it's time to enjoy this beautiful village from above. When I arrived in Hallstatt, I easily parked the car and started walking towards town. I knew the salt mines were closed for the "winter" (like everything else) but I wasn't sure about the viewing platform. Since the ticket booth was on the way, I stopped by and asked if the cable car was operational to the skywalk and he said YES! 

The Hallstatt Sky Walk - "World Heritage View" is a viewing platform 360 meters above Hallstatt and protrudes 12 meters from the mountainside. It offers amazing panoramic views of Hallstatt, Hallstatter See (lake) and the UNESCO World Heritage region. While I have a pretty big fear of heights, the viewing platform was very doable for me. I'm so glad they opted against having a glass floor or any other vertigo-inducing surface so I could fully enjoy the experience.

I was extremely lucky that day... the weather was amazing and since I went on a Wednesday, it wasn't that crowded. Everyone took turns taking pictures in the point and when asked, was happy to take a picture for you. I asked a few couples if they would like for me to take a picture for them and while almost every couple eagerly said yes (I know how hard it is to get a non-selfie picture), one couple said they would rather have a selfie... that was a first!

If you do get a chance to visit Hallstatt, not only do you need to experience it from the lake but definitely check it out from the viewing platform as well. I forget how much it is per person, but it's not that much and definitely worth it for the killer views. There is also a restaurant up top if you want to grab a bite to eat or a beer. I do wish the salt mines were open when I went (just to see what it is about) so definitely check that out too if you are into that kind of thing and if you go anytime after May.

Now, time to check out the view!            


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16 comments

  1. Wow, wow, wow! I can't get over the amazing weather you had there! Gorgeous scenery!!!

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  2. Right?! Same here. All I can think is "SHORTS?! Lucky..." It won't be shorts weather here for a bit longer...

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  3. What a funny couple, sometimes selfies look cool but I feel it is always way better to have a picture with the whole background but to each its own. I can't believe I have this so close from Slovenia and I still haven't seen it. I'm sending this to my husband ASAP :)

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  4. We had better weather there than here in Texas! lol I came back to work and people were like "Nice tan!"... who would have thought, getting a tan in Austria! lol

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  5. It was so strange, I even brought it up like an hour later like "I can't believe they didn't want me to take a picture for them" haha. I wish Hallstatt was close to me! Slovenia too for that matter! You guys should definitely make a trip there :)

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  6. Well to be fair, I didn't pack any shorts... the day before in Salzburg was just as warm and I went to HM and bought a pair of shorts for Hallstatt lol.

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  7. Haha! I love how you peeked into that cut out!


    Yep, this place is killer isn't it? I'm glad you didn't do the salt mines, it wasn't my favorite.

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  8. Those views are just amazing! I would love to check out that viewing platform. There's a similar one in Jasper National Park called the Glacier Skywalk, but I believe the floors are all glass. Looks awesome though.

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  9. Glass floors?! Nope lol. I just googled it and there's no way I could walk out there. There's a skydeck at Willis Tower in Chicago 103 stories up and it has glass floors and I couldn't even go near it lol. And I patiently waited on the side of that crazy suspension bridge at Neuschwanstein Castle lol. So I was so happy they opted out of that in Hallstatt so I could enjoy everything :)

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  10. Haha when in Hallstatt, right? My husband wanted to do the salt mines so when I looked it up and saw that it was still closed, I wasn't tooooo disappointed ha!

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  11. ooooh pretty pretty!! I love getting an aerial views of places, it my favourite things to find when we go to new places :)


    I did chuckle about the man's hand in the first couple photo up there. I do wish people would be a bit more aware of others, and put their selfies down haha.
    Kris and I rarely take couple photos, the odd selfie, but that's all. We hard;y have any photos of ourselves in places, just of Kris as I'm always the one with the camera haha.

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  12. OH MY!!!! I don't even have the words to express how beautiful these photos are, Christine! All I can say is... I NEED to go there! I hadn't even heard of Hallstatt until I read some blog posts on it, then I screen shotted photos and sent them to Carlos. It really sounds like a dream place - water and mountains are a match made in heaven. You should definitely frame some of these! :)

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  13. That is one of the most gorgeous places on Earth, I imagine it's even more spectacular in person!! As blue as Jax's eyes :-)

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  14. haha same here about the hand in the first picture! :)

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  15. Thanks Marcella! :) You guys definitely should try to make a trip there! It was one of our favorite parts of the trip. I wish I didn't have to travel across the Atlantic to visit charming towns like this!

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  16. Awe, good ole blue eyes ;) I would love to take Jax here, he would go nuts! lol

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