Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rudolfsturm Restaurant and Its Spectacular View


Sometimes you just have to recommend a restaurant for its spectacular view, and the food and drink is secondary.  The Rudolfsturm (Rudolf's Tower) Restaurant perched high up on the cliffs above Hallstatt, Austria, is one of those restaurants.  See the terrace in the photo above?  Here are the views from that terrace:




That's gorgeous Lake Hallstatter, the enchanting village of Hallstatt, and the surrounding Alps behind my kids.  We arrived at Rudolfsturm Restaurant after a hike along the hillside from the village.  The walk took about an hour and a half and was a shaded, easy, uphill slope along a lovely path:


Rudolfsturm Restaurant was then the perfect spot to recover with a cold drink (as cold as drinks get in Europe, anyway), a Bratwurst, and a few Kodak moments.  There is also a two-way cable car that travels up Salzberg (that's the correct spelling of the mountain - different from the city of Salzburg) Mountain that you can board from Salzbergbahn cable car station if you don't want to hike.  From Rudolfsturm it's only a few minute's walk to the Salzwelten Hallstatt salt mine, the world's oldest salt mine.

The Rudolfs Tower was built in the 13th century by the Duke Albrecht of Austria and named after his father, Rudolf I, who was the first leader of the Habsbergs.  It was built to protect the salt mine, and for about 600 years it was home to the mine managers.

10 comments:

  1. LOL at the comment "as cold as drinks get in Europe, anyway". So true. But the view no doubt made up for the lukewarm drinks.

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  2. That's definitely a view that makes the food irrelevant!

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  3. Oh, I'm so happy to connect. I love your blog and the way it celebrates seeing beautiful throughout the world (especially with children). I noticed your post about Stephansplatz Cathedral and loved it. It reminded us about the post we wrote about it here: http://seeabeautifulworld.blogspot.com/2011/07/love-begins-with-you.html

    Also, I'm your newest happy follower and can't wait to come back and play. But in the meantime, I wanted to share my sister's blog with you, Our View From Wien, it's wonderful and thought you would thoroughly enjoy!

    http://ourviewfromwien.blogspot.com/

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  4. Gorgeous pictures!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Following you back!

    Katie @ Glamorous Without the Guilt
    glamorouswithouttheguilt.blogspot.com

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  5. That place looks really majestic, thanks.

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  6. I can't imagine how this restaurant is seen or known by other people. I think they should consider the internet to promote it. I find it unique but definitely a great one.
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  7. The view is perfect. I'll surely bring my family here soon.


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  8. That looks like a great restaurant. The overlooking view makes it a perfect place for a romantic date. I hope they serve food with hot sauce because that is our favorite.

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  9. I don't think I can still follow the fast way to lose fat when I am in this restaurant. A great scenery would definitely increase my appetite and would make me want to eat more.

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  10. This is just gorgeous !*love* it all as the messages, the pictures and the quality of the writing. Thanks !

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