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Old Town, Hallstatt

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#2 of 31 in Historic Sites in Upper Austria
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. Make Old Town a part of your Hallstatt vacation plans using our Hallstatt holiday planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It really is that what beautiful have seen my eyes ... Unlikely place like a fairy tale ... It is as if time stops and living in another time .../
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is no coincidence that Hallstatt is considered the most beautiful people in the world. It is unique and very nice
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is really worth a visit, but the parking system is really bad. A good trick is to continue driving to the ferry in Obertraun on the other side of the lake, where you can park for free and take the ...  more »

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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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