Booking a a train ticket is straightforward, unless you are buying for one that is in a foreign language, for the first time, and across multiple operators. Here's my guide to buying a train ticket without breaking (much) sweat!
People who know Hallstatt recognises it by the classic village views, which has to be seen from the edge or from the water. No one really wants to go there to walk the streets (hidden between the streets in between the building you see on postcards), or to eat over there.
Most importantly, it gets ridiculously expensive to stay there.
Where then, do we stay when visiting Hallstatt?
Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleißheim is a 24-min train ride to the suburbs (40 minutes if your starting point is Deutsches Museum), and required a rather lengthy walk (perhaps about 20 minutes of brisk walk) across a laid back neighbourhood before you even reach the main entrance.
However, as an aviation enthusiast, I would say it was worth it.