The Pearl on the Lake - Tourism in Hallstatt

31. March 2018    Hallstatt, Austria 

Hallstatt is a beautiful place in Austria - a small oasis on the lake. Over the years, this small village became known especially among Asians and tourism skyrocketed. In the small crowded streets you often only see hundreds of selfie sticks. The inhabitants feel extremely disturbed in their peace and privacy and this issue is becoming very present in the media. If you take a look at the #Hallstatt on Social Media, you usually see the same pictures from the same point over and over again. I made the same mistake the first time I was in Hallstatt. I rushed to the photo point to take this one famous picture of the church. When I got there the second time, I realized that it was way more interesting to observe the tourists because they were far too busy taking pictures than enjoying this charming little place.

"The urge for individuality makes everyone equally boring"