I was going to Vienna and natural curiosity led me to look up pictures of Austria on Instagram. It took one picture of Hallstatt and snow-capped mountains to get me to look up train routes, times and tickets.
If I were ever going to pack up and move to a pretty remote location and disconnect from the outside world, this would be the place.
It’s tucked away in this charming little town. The ride from Vienna to Hallstatt was a thing of beauty in itself (I almost missed a train connection snapping pictures). I can’t even say Sound of Music because it’s so much better than that. Once your train arrives, you take the ferry from the train station into the town (be mindful of the ferry times so you don’t miss your train back).