If i decide to visit the salt mines in Hallstatt, how long should I set aside for the visit? I would like to take the funicular ride up, do the tour, then hike back down.
Also, if I arrive in Hallstatt on the last train of the evening (arrives at station 18:27), will I be able to find a place to stay? I'll only be staying one night before heading off to Vienna the following evening, and Rick's Hallstatt page says it's hard to get advance reservations for a one-night stay. Would it be better then to stay overnight near the Hallstatt station (assuming there is a place?) then just take the boat across the lake the following morning?
Any other suggestions about Hallstatt are more than welcome!!