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Tour of Hallstatt

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Tour of Hallstatt
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Hallstatt village with 1000 inhabitants. Thanks to its historicity, folk culture and its geographical location in 1996, it was included on the UNESCO list. Its history is 5,000 years old thanks to findings from the Bronze Age. Even in the 19th century, the village could only be reached by boat. The individual houses are crammed side by side and some alleys lead through the houses. Hallstatt is one of the most visited places in Austria. It is often on the main page of guides, internet search engines and postcards.

Tour of Hallstatt

Icon of Austria

Hallstatt village with 1000 inhabitants. Thanks to its historicity, folk culture and its geographical location in 1996, it was included on the UNESCO list. Its history is 5,000 years old thanks to findings from the Bronze Age. Even in the 19th century, the village could only be reached by boat. The individual houses are crammed side by side and some alleys lead through the houses. Hallstatt is one of the most visited places in Austria. It is often on the main page of guides, internet search engines and postcards. You can get to the village by car, bus, but also by train, where you need to use the boat ferry. The village lies on Lake Hallstatt surrounded by mountains. Extreme attendance is to be expected. Especially Asian nationalities. Accommodation is possible here in various hotels or in a camp. The village is quite stretched and it takes 2 hours from one end to the other. We start from the south on the shores of Lake Hallstatt, where we are lined with folk buildings. The closer we get to the square, the narrower the streets and the layered buildings. What is worth mentioning is the cable car that takes visitors to the Salt Chamber, but this is for another article. Along the way we meet many salt shops, souvenirs, restaurants and various treats. In the square lies the iconic Evangelical Parish Church of Hallstatt called Christuskirche. Above the square we can observe the waterfall Franz Josef Förderstollen Fate begins to rise to the parish of the Assumption Maria am Berg is the oldest church in Hallstatt and behind it is one of the most sought after places. This is the local ossuary. The cemetery is something special. The survivors are reportedly buried here. There are over 600 painted skulls in Constance. From here we go to the last place and that is the view of Hallstatt from where the introductory photo of this article is.

View of Hallstatt from the south

From here there is a beautiful view of both Hallstatt and the surrounding mountains, including the Dachstein massif

View of Hallstatt from the south
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Folk buildings

Folk buildings lead to the city center

Folk buildings
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Layering

The closer to the center, the layered the buildings.

Layering
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Shops

There are many shops on the waterfront. Hard to resist.

Shops
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Waterfall above Hallstatt

waterfall Franz Josef Förderstollen

Waterfall above Hallstatt
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Square

The square is like a fairy tale

Square
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Iconic church

The Christuskirche is an icon of Hallstatt

Iconic church
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Through the houses
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Through the houses

Some alleys lead through houses. Hallstatt easily becomes a maze.

Cemetery

The peculiarity of which are small graves. Allegedly, people are buried here standing, because of the place.

Cemetery
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Ossuary

One of the most visited places in Hallstatt

Ossuary
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Layering

These buildings make Hallstatt unique

Layering
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