If you spend time on internet for ideas for your Austria vacation, you will definately come across the town of Hallstatt. It’s a picturesque town along the lake with the back drop of the mountains. If you’re staying in or near Salzburg, you should stop by. True, it’s a gorgeous place, but also very, VERY touristy which makes the town a victim of its own succes. But the scenery is incredible. Go there early to beat the crowd and enjoy the serenity of this place, take the photos, have a beer and leave town before the buses with daytrippers flood in…..