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Brief history

Hallstatt is a small lakeside village with a great history. The region was very wealthy since the earliest of times because of the salt, which had the value of gold for ancient dwellers. As home to the Hallstatt culture (Late Bronze Age - Early Iron Age) the village was put on UNESCO's World Heritage list. The world`s first known salt mine has been found here, alongside a large necropolis with many fine artefacts. The Salzwelten mine is located above the village centre and is open to tourist visits. 

Hallstatt is a small village in the district of Gmunden, part of the state of Upper Austria. Nestled between the southwestern shore of Hallstatter See (Lake Hallstatt) and the steep slopes of the Dachstein Mountains,  the village lies in the Salzkammergut region on the national road linking Salzburg and Graz.

Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture. Salt mining has largely fueled the Hallstatt economy for many years, but today tourism is a huge component to the thriving town.


Source: Hallstatt Municipality

The village of Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can explore the oldest saltmine of the world with a subterranean lake, the fantastic ice cave or the great mammut cave.

Take a short walk from the market square to take your very own snapshot of one of the most photographed points in the world. Capture the delightful houses built into the mountain, the glass-like lake, and the amazing mountains in the background. For more beautiful shots, take a nature walk through the Echerntal trail and discover landscapes that have attracted mountain climbers, explorers, romantic poets, and painters. 



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