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 situated 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.
Address: Marktgemeindeamt A-4830 Hallstatt, Seestraße 158
Hallstatt produces salt, dating back to prehistoric times. Salt mining has largely fueled the Hallstatt economy for many years, but today tourism is a huge component to the thriving town.
The village of Hallstatt is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here one can find the world's older salt mine with a subterranean lake. There is also a fantastic ice cave and the great Mammut cave.
Visitors can take a short walk from the market square and one of the most photographed points in the world. The delightful houses built into the mountain, the glass-like lake, and the amazing mountains in the background are a real must-visit attractions.