The township of Hallstatt is one of the most picturesque you'll ever see. You can drive through the Salzkammergut region to Hallstatt from Salzburg, or by public transport you can take a bus, train, and ferry to get there (a long journey but totally and utterly worth it!). On arrival you'll be in awe of the surrounding mountains and pristine lake. Totally cut off from the rest of civilization, you'll feel a sense of serenity as you wander through the narrow streets and along the paths that wind their way along the cliff face between precariously placed buildings. The view is something you’ll never forget.