Hallstatt a small town in the Salzkammergut is located at the south-western shore of the Hallstätter See in Upper Austria.
Till the end of the 19.th Century the village could only be reached by ship or narrow paths. Nevertheless the place has a rich history.
First finds date from around 5.000 B.C. The reason for the early settlement activities and the prosperity lays in the salt mining.
The first brine line of the world to the small town Ebensee was built in the 19th Century. Guided tours to the world´s oldest salt mine are available.
The houses of the narrow village are located directly at the lake. Before the road has been built they were attainable only from above over the attics. The others nestle picturesquely to the steeply rising mountainside.
Since December 1997 the region Hallstatt – Dachstein / Salzkammergut is part of the UNESCO list of Cultural Heritage.
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