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... and loving it. Hallstatt is a tiny picturesque village located on the most eastern point of the Alps. Glaciers moved through the area millions of years ago and carved steep valleys and now mostly all melted have created beautiful lakes. The town is quaint with tiny shops, cafes, and people bustling around in the crisp, fall air. Just above Hallstatt lies one of the oldest salt mines in Europe that offers daily tours and a good insight into the area's history. We didn't ...
... be ordered from the manufacturer in Italy. The weather has turned cold and without the awning, we cannot put on the “privacy room”. It’s turned cold very quickly and in fact on Wednesday 14 October we woke to a frosting of snow on the mountains. We therefore decided to leave this beautiful area earlier than we’d planned. We will head southwards to get a bit warmer. Once we find a base we like, ...
... space was so limited in Hallstatt, a person usually remained undisturbed in their grave for 12 years. After that, their bones were dug up and placed in a bone house behind the church. The skulls were painted with the person's name and decorated, and their other bones were stacked together like firewood! The priests' skulls were elevated on a box and had candles beside them. The practice of putting bones in the bone house ...
We had planned a short trip to the next lake up the road, but found that the campsite had closed on 39th September. We'll have to bear this in mind going forward. Germany's closing down, folks. In fact our second choice a few miles further was also documented as closing on 4th October - that's today! We elected to pack up and go take a "look see". Being a Sunday there wasn't a single shop open en-route so we're onto backup ...
Time for some exercise, says Sandra. OK, options are bike or Shanks' pony. We opt for the latter as bikes may prove an encumbrance. Chores done, we set off up the lakeside for 4-5 kilometres in the sunshine. Stocks are running low, so water is rationed. St Gilgen has ice cream shops for Keith, and tourist tat for everyone else, but it also has a wedding in progress so lots of folk are milling around in their Saturday best, some of which ...
Other places to stay in Gmunden
Traunsteinstrasse 109, Gmunden | 3 star hotelfrom $174
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Rathausplatz 8, Gmunden | 4 star hotelfrom $176
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