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Fotoeins Friday in the Alps: Hallstatt

In north-central Austria, the town of Hallstatt is famous for its long-standing history of salt making, for which UNESCO recognized as World Heritage Site in 1997. The town is “squeezed” between Hallstatt Lake and the Dachstein mountains encircling the lake. Hallstatt can be reached by car and bus, but not directly by train. The tiny train station is on the opposite side of the lake, and a small shuttle boat transports passengers across the lake between train station and town. Aboard the gentle ferry ride at 740am, the vista shown here is framed by Zwölferkogel (1982 metres) and Vorderer Hirlatz (1934 metres) in the background, along with the town’s buildings including the Evangelische Pfarrkirche (Evangelical Parish Church) at right.

I made the photo above on 25 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/11, ISO2000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-glS.

3 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday in the Alps: Hallstatt”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, A! My only regret is I should’ve stayed in the area for an extra day. As I did it, a day trip from Salzburg is always possible, but it’s a little long with the train. I hope you can return to the area in the spring and summer, and as you correctly state, one should arrive in Hallstatt early in the morning, or stay somewhere close for one night to see this place in the morning hour. Thanks again!

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