Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Salzkammergut, Hallstatt, and a luge

Since the drive to Cesky Krumlov was 7-8 hours, we decided to break up the trip with a night in our favorite Austrian town of Hallstatt. When we first arrived in Europe we spent a night there, and we finally got our first chance to go back to a "let's come back here" spot. Hallstatt is located in the Salzkammergut, the lakes district of Austria. It is the place where Maria sings "The hills are alive" in the Sound of Music, and it is every bit as beautiful as Hollywood made it look.
Along the way we stopped for a bit our favorite alpine pastime: luging.

A crystal blue salzkammergut lake.
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