|Hallstatt - Austria|
Hallstatt is a popular tourist attraction owing to its small-town appeal and can be toured on foot in ten minutes..
Until the late 19th century, it was only possible to reach Hallstatt by boat or via narrow trails. The land between the lake and mountains was sparse, and the town itself exhausted every free patch of it. Access between houses on the river bank was by boat or over the upper path, a small corridor passing through attics. The first road to Hallstatt was only built in 1890, along the west shore, partially by rock blasting.
“There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music;
it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.”
Paul Scott Mowrer