Hallstatt and Dachstein Austria

October 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 

Early morning at HallstattEarly morning at HallstattHallstatt is a picturesque village in Austria, nestled on the eastern shore of the Hallstätter See beneath the towering Dachstein mountains. Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel IIIs images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel IIIs images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
Hallstatt AustriaHallstatt AustriaHallstatt is a picturesque village in Austria, nestled on the eastern shore of the Hallstätter See beneath the towering Dachstein mountains. Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel IIIs images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel IIIs images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

Hallstatt Austria is one of the most beautiful towns we have visited in Austria.  Nestled on the side of Lake Hallstatt, it offers fantastic panoramic views of Lake Hallstatt and the majestic Dachstein Mountains.      

 

You can also visit nearby panoramic viewpoints from the Hallstatt Sky Walk: The "World Heritage View" - 360 meters above Hallstatt and the 5 Fingers Viewing Platform, 400 meters above Hallstatt on the Dachstein mountains.

 

We researched several hotels and decided on the See Hotel Gruner Baum several months in advance so that we would have a balcony view of the lake.  It was an excellent choice.

 

We highly recommend adding Hallstatt to your future travel plans.

 

Here are a few highlights from our trip to Hallstatt and Dachstein.

Hallstatt

Picturesque view of HallstattPicturesque view of HallstattHallstatt is a picturesque village in Austria, nestled on the eastern shore of the Hallstatter See beneath the towering Dachstein mountains. Photography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel. Hallstatt CemeteryHallstatt CemeteryHallstatt is a picturesque village in Austria, nestled on the eastern shore of the Hallstätter See beneath the towering Dachstein mountains. Photography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel.
Hallstatt Night SceneHallstatt Night SceneNight scene picturesque village in Hallstatt, nestled on the eastern shore of the Hallstätter See beneath the towering Dachstein mountains. Photography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel. Overhead view of the village of HallstattOverhead view of the village of HallstattHallstatt is a picturesque village in Austria, nestled on the eastern shore of the Hallstätter See beneath the towering Dachstein mountains. Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel IIIs images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel IIIs images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
Hallstatt Charnel HouseHallstatt Charnel HouseThe Charnel House (Bone House) in St Michaels Chapel, Hallstatt Austria, contains an unusual collection of hand painted skulls decorated near the end of the 18th century. The bone house was created out of a need to bury the dead near the St Michaels Church overlooking the lake. When graves were reused for new burials, the existing bones were transferred to the Bone House for a second burial. The family then commissioned an artist to mark the skulls in unique ways. The puzzling part, is that over 30,000 names exist in the St Michaels registry and only 600 skulls are contained in the Bone House. Where are the rest? Photography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel. Inside the Hallstatt Charnel House (Bone House)Inside the Hallstatt Charnel House (Bone House)The Charnel House (Bone House) in St Michaels Chapel, Hallstatt Austria, contains an unusual collection of hand painted skulls decorated near the end of the 18th century. The bone house was created out of a need to bury the dead near the St Michaels Church overlooking the lake. When graves were reused for new burials, the existing bones were transferred to the Bone House for a second burial. The family then commissioned an artist to mark the skulls in unique ways. The puzzling part, is that over 30,000 names exist in the St Michaels registry and only 600 skulls are contained in the Bone House. Where are the rest? Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel IIIs images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel IIIs images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
St. Michael InteriorSt. Michael InteriorHallstatt is a picturesque village in Austria, nestled on the eastern shore of the Hallstätter See beneath the towering Dachstein mountains. Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel IIIs images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel IIIs images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III. Fall in Halstatt AustriaFall in Halstatt AustriaThis ancient wooden boat was once used to transport the salt which was mined from the world oldest salt mine in Hallstatt. These boats now are used to ferry tourists around the Hallstatt Lake.
Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III’s images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III’s images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

 

You can see more photos of this trip at Hallstatt.  Please share the link to this blog with others, that might be interested.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send us an email at jocelyn.mcdaniel@outlook.com or james.mcdaniel@outlook.com

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