Best locations for taking photos in Hallstatt
After looking through the hundreds of photos I took around Hallstatt, I’ve narrowed down my favorites. As usual with this series of posts, this isn’t an exhaustive list of all photo locations. These are just the best locations I came across during my time here. That being said, let’s get right into it! Here are my favorite locations for taking photos in Hallstatt.
The ferry ride into town
The best way to arrive into Hallstatt is to take the train to Hallstatt Bahnhof and then catch the ferry into town. The ferry timetable is based on the schedule of the train arrivals and departures. Whenever your train arrives, immediately make your way to the platform and the ferry will be there waiting. On your way back, the ferry will arrive before the next departure. Be sure to know when the last train departs (it’s pretty early for Hallstatt) otherwise you’ll be there for the night. Though, I don’t think being stranded here for a night would be such a bad thing, would it?
The town of Hallstatt
- Google Maps Link – Marktplatz (Market Square)
Once you arrive into town, you’ll want to take pictures from literally every direction. My advice? Do it! It’s a digital world and you’re only limited by (generally inexpensive) storage. Plus, you can always just delete the bad ones later. There are so many angles and nooks and crannies in this town, you’ll find compositions everywhere. I’d definitely recommend getting a few from the locations I shared above. I loved seeing all the little boat houses along the water connected to beautiful homes.
You have the option of hiking up and down from the observation deck or paying 16 Euros (as of 2018) to take the cable car round-trip. If you’re able-bodied, weather is good and you have the time, I’d recommend the hike. If you’d rather not walk or don’t have the time, the cable car (while expensive) is a good option. My advice would be to split the difference take the cable car up and enjoy a nice downhill walk back into town. The walk is beautiful and you’ll have quite a few photo opportunities, it shouldn’t be missed!
The hike down (or up!)
So, there you have it! The best locations I came across for taking photos in Hallstatt. The entire town is picturesque which means you’ll find plenty other places to capture photos along the way. Hope you enjoyed the photos and thank you for reading!
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