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Built among the mountains, Old Town serves as a huge archaeological site for very old salt mines, some of which are active to this day. Descend underground to see the salt lake and pay a visit to the prehistoric mummy of a miner frozen in salt. The village glows with baroque ornaments on colorful buildings--it sits alongside the lake and is ripe with cafes and restaurants. Put Old Town at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hallstatt trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Although it is absolutely full of tourists remains a beautiful village and the stamp from the Lake, but reproduced a thousand times in photographs, deserves to be seen live.
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  • The old town is not be the deck gets bored. In each period the city every corner and charming.
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  • I have no words to describe this small village in the heart of the Austrian Alps. You have to be there to understand it, to experience it. We traveled almost 400km to enjoy all that and it was more than worth! Spectacular, wonderful!
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Where to stay in Hallstatt

In Hallstatt, a tiny village built creatively around a lake, staying somewhere with a view of the fairy-tale waters is a must. Look for a room high up on the hill to appreciate a view of the lake and valley. Despite its small size, the village boasts various accommodation options, from guesthouses and small inns to exquisite resorts. Before tourism boomed here, visitors used to pay the wealthy families in town to stay in their castles. Today many families have continued this tradition by running cozy bed and breakfasts.
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