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Why is Hallstatt one of the trendiest places to visit in Europe? What can I see in Hallstatt? Among the most beautiful and trendy places in Austria, the town of Hallstatt is never missing. A village that rises between the mountainside and the shore of Lake Hallstatt. Hallstatt is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Austria and possibly in Europe. The fairytale town has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 1997.Is Hallstatt really that pretty? Of course! Get ready to experience Hallstatt from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Hallstatt.
The Hallstatt Museum (German: Museum Hallstatt) is a museum in Hallstatt, Upper Austria, that has an unrivaled collection of discoveries from the local salt mines and from the cemeteries of Iron Age date near to the mines, which have made Hallstatt the type site for the important Hallstatt culture. The museum is close to the Hallstättersee, below the salt mines on the mountainside. The museum, the salt mines, and the Dachstein Ice Cave are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hallstatt is a small town in the district of Gmunden, in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. Situated between the southwestern shore of Hallstätter See and the steep slopes of the Dachstein massif, the town lies in the Salzkammergut region, on the national road linking Salzburg and Graz.
The historic church combines various styles, mainly Romanesque and Baroque. Above the portal, at the main entrance you can see two 16th-century frescoes, and inside a richly decorated, carved high altar.
When visiting Hallstatt, make sure you don’t miss the catholic church! Not only you can check the church inside, but you can also see a nice small cemetery and the famous Bone House in Hallstatt (Beinhaus). People have mixed opinions and feelings about this place, but I liked it quite a lot and that’s why I recommend it to you too. After all, you don’t see such a thing every day, right?
Salt Mining in Hallstatt has been going on for 7,000 years, so having the chance to tour the mine while in town is a real treat. Salt was so vital to life before modern refrigeration, we often take it for granted today, but it is what put Hallstatt on the map. While the tiny village may be quite sleepy today, Hallstatt’s Celtic influence on early Europe thanks to white gold (salt) led to an entire period of the Iron Age (800-400BC) being known as the Hallstatt Era.
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