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Old Town, Hallstatt

Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Historic Walking Area
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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  • We arrived at Hallstatt around 8.30 and parked up in the car park near the funicular and then walked 10 minutes into the town. Hallstatt is a cliched Austrian lakeside village - wooden gingerbread...  more »
  • One of must see in Austria. It a very pictures place. You can just go for a walk there, contemplate, hang out with friends. It's as well a very good Selfie and photo hotspot. I can only recommend ^^  more »

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