Hallstatt, Austria, is one of my very favorite places on Earth. Surrounded by the gorgeous Salzkammergut Mountains with resplendent views of breathtaking Lake Hallstatt, full of history dating back thousands and thousands of years, and chock full of unique things to do, this idyllic alpine village is so much more than first meets the eyes. While many recommend visiting Hallstatt as a day trip, I am so thankful we spent several blissful days here, taking in the scenery, hiking, enjoying the local cuisine, and learning about local history. I hope this Hallstatt, Austria luxury travel guide helps you have the most magnificent time in one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited.
As I mentioned in my post about the luxury resort Hallstatt Hideaway in Hallstatt, Austria, it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. So, I wanted to create a post with some of my favorite photographs from our time in Hallstatt in the hopes that it will inspire you to visit. This breathtaking, safe, and incredibly fun UNESCO World Heritage Site is worth a trip to Europe just to go here.
Neuschwanstein Castle is set upon a breathtaking mountainside in Schwangau, Germany, which is in Bavaria and Germany’s Alps, not far from Munich. It’s now of the most famous castles in the entire world. The somewhat bizarre, unusual, and sad history of this tremendous castle that was never finished was one of the most interesting things we learned about during our time in Germany, and I’m excited to share it with you, along with all of the details about how to visit, where to find the best views of the castle, where to hike, and more information you’ll need to have an excellent visit.