Hallstatt, Salzkammergut, Austria. Situated on the banks of the Hallstätter lake, the idyllic village has a very long history, that dates back thousands of years. Hallstatt also has the oldest known salt mine and has been producing salt since the Late Neolithic Age.
The visitors can learn about its history in the Hallstatt Museum. As well as about a peculiar tradition of burying the citizens in the Middle Ages: due to a lack of space, every ten years the bones were exhumed. Today the decorated bones are on a display at the chapel.
In winter the village attracts skiers and snowboarders, who come to enjoy the snow and mountains. The salt mine and its tower, from which a gorgeous panoramic views open, offers a fun day trip for the families. Hiking, biking, boating and swimming in the lake are among the most popular activities in summer.
Why to go there?
A beautiful village, that offers a lot of fun action.
When to go there?
Anytime – every season is beautiful and has plenty activities to offer.
How to get there?
By bus or train from any bigger Austrian city. Hallstatt is situated on the road, that links Salzburg and Graz.
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