Hallstatt is a tiny alpine village with a population that does not even hold up to a thousand of people. However, this cozy place is known far beyond its borders. Millions of tourists rush to Austria in pursuit of amazing vistas of incredibly beautiful gingerbread houses on the shore of a picturesque lake. This secluded nook is also an object of attention for the UNESCO.
Apart from the picturesque landscapes Hallstatt is famous for its salt mines that hold a right to be called the first ones in Europe. Even the name of the town comes from a Celtic word “hall” which means “salt”. Therefore, the appearance of a copy of Hallstatt in the Chinese province of Guangdong a few years ago did not create a huge surprise. The most ridiculous thing about it is the fact that property cost in the newly built copy is higher than in the real medieval town.
Alas, the popularity among tourists comes with its negative side, too. The houses of the salt miners turned into many hotels and hostels, the ground floors were surrendered to the souvenir and tourist shop owners, and an average restaurant price list makes heartbeat faster. The beauty of landscapes, blue lakes and grandeur of mountains, however, make forget about such nuisance.
Pre-wedding in Austria
This is the place for those who value the harmony of results of human labor and the grandeur of nature. Landscapes here are indeed breathtaking. During those rare morning and evening hours, when a blessed silence reigns all around you, one only wish is to take a sit at the lake shore and with eyes closed enjoy the serenity. The town fits so harmoniously in nature that it creates a sensation of Alpes themselves growing around it.
That is why an amazing couple of Sam and Agnes having already visited this place several years ago, were ready again to cover the long road from Hong Kong to do a wedding photo shoot among the Alpes landscapes. Of course, Hallstatt wasn’t enough for us, and we took a pleasure to shoot at other magnificent nooks and villages with gingerbread houses.
Two and three-day photo shoots are by all means for the brave ones, but you should keep in mind the number of the envious sighs you get once your friends see your pictures. For your attention is the wedding photoshoot taken in Austria that began in Prague.
Well, in the end I would like to take a liberty to personally give you a little piece of advice – if you want to feel the atmosphere of these marvelous places, don’t be lazy, get up with dawn and take a promenade through the town. That is the only way you would be able to escape the sensation of being in some overpopulated Asian province. :)
And some backstage photos.