My first trip in 2013 to Austria included two days in Lake Hallstatt. we stayed with Helga and Fred Lenz in their home at the top of the mountain. We were in love with this lovely small town and spent hours on the take. We used two days to rest up on our three week journey. We went back for two nights again in 2016 and again stayed with the Lenz's. The city was somewhat busier with tourists, but not out of control.
I wanted my daughter, her husband and 3 grand-daughters to share in our wonderful experience. We went for a third time in fall of 2018. Again with stayed with Fred and Helga who are such great hosts. I was very disappointed with 80 buses a day, full of Asian tourists pushing our Grandaughters, while walking down the street, blocking doorways, being loud, spitting on floors in restaurants, throwing their fish bones on the floor while they eat. We found a small restaurant our last night and they actually locked the doors to the restaurant when a group attempted to come in for dinner.
Please do not tell me I am a racist as I am not. This is a cultural problem and it has ruined the city. I just read an article that of the 800 residents, 778 jammed into a meeting to see if they can control the tourism even though they benefit from the money spent.