Hiking in Europe? Think About Austria

Sometimes I catch myself forgetting that Austria has Alps too, not just Switzerland: maybe not so high but still very beautiful.

Not just Alps but a tiny middle Ages village hidden on a secret lake, Hallstatter Lake where you take a boat to get to the village. I’m speaking about Hallstatt, in, upper Austria, a village in the Salzkammergut. At the 2001 census, it had 946 inhabitants.Hallstatt_001[1]

The Postbus is a way to get from Hallstatt to places like Gosausee (look it up on Google – images). Take the launch from Hallstatt to/from the Hallstatt train station. That’s a wonderful pleasure. A launch meets every train that stops at Hallstatt railway station

Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture, a culture often linked to the Celtic. Don’t miss a visit to the salt mines.

The local lift delivers you to the mountain heights where there are numerous hiking trails with unforgettable views.

Bill Russell Mountain Tours has been taking people hiking to beautiful places like Switzerland, Austria, Italy and France for more than 30 years.

If you want a special holiday in a place not overrun by other tourists give us a call.


Hikers stories come from our family of Bill Russell Mountain Tours hikers. With one of the highest re-sign up rates in the industry…(Our average hiker goes on 5 hikes with us over the years)

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