Hallstatt was the largest disappointment of my entire 3 weeks in Austria. What's painted to be a picturesque town of quirky colored buildings crammed between a mountain and the lake turned out to be a disaster. Every building had disgusting hand-made signs made of white bedsheets with the words "NEIN DANKE" spray painted on. The citizens of Hallstatt are against their town becoming a Historic Lankmark restricting them from changing the historic buildings in any manner. Clearly by the outrageous signage and graffiti-like banners hanging all over the entire city creating an incredible eye-sore, the people of Hallstatt do not want visitors, so DO NOT VISIT HALLSTATT. Every photo I took in this town was spoiled due to these unsightly banners. Shame on Hallstatt for destroying their picturesque town with crummy banners and poor scenery. Shame on them for promoting themselves to be a tourist attraction.