Weekending in Hallstatt, Austria

Weekending in Hallstatt, Austria

Weekending in Hallstatt, Austria

Tucked away in the picturesque mountains of Austria the tiny lakefront town of Hallstatt is making big waves. Located between Salzburg and Graz, it comes as no surprise to learn that the “Pearl of Austria”, is one of the most perfect destinations to spend the weekend, and is actually one of the oldest settlements in all of Europe.

There are 7000 years worth of history here, and this charming village is will feel just like a fairytale as you settle into explore all it has to offer.

Many visit only for a day, converging on tiny Hallstatt from escorted bus tours, but this tiny paradise is meant to be savored.

Consider a stay at the Superior rated Seehotel Grüner Baum, located on the picture perfect Lake Hallstatt with the beautiful Dachstein Massif in the background.


The rooms here are elegantly furnished, and range in size and price to fit a variety of budgets. There is one single room, 26 doubles, and three lakefront suites with private terraces, making this the perfect getaway for business or leisure travelers.

With its welcoming atmosphere and exquisite details, any room here is sure to delight even the most discerning of visitors. It’s hard not to feel relaxed with the fresh alpine air wafting through your windows.

Staff is friendly and helpful, and provide a whole host of amenities to ensure that your stay here is everything you hoped it would be. From luxurious bedding to the lovely lakefront location, this is the perfect home base to discover the Austrian outdoors.

Spend your day getting active, hiking, biking, boating and swimming are all convenient from this location, as well as several unique Hallstatt attractions.

Consider spending the day at the Salt mines or the Ice Caves, and then take a steam in the sauna when you return. You will feel pampered and spoiled from the added amenities which include robes, slippers, a variety of pillow types, and bathroom toiletries.


Breakfast is included at the Lakefront restaurant, with a nice spread of simple, well prepared offerings.

Take an afternoon break at the Lake Lounge, where you will be treated to a relaxing break (and an aperitif) lakeside, the perfect place to watch day turn into night.

Enjoy dinner on the terrace, where freshly caught fish are usually the highlight of the nightly menu. The romantic ambiance with the lake lapping at the shore is the perfect spot to enjoy a bottle of wine under the stars. Top off your evening with a cocktail at the well appointed bar.

Many say that alpine air is good for the soul, and after spending several nights at this lakefront stunner it is clear to see why. The Seehotel Grüner Baum is the perfect place to lay your head thanks to its lovely location, excellent amenities, and friendly service.

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