A TRAVEL REPORT FROM THE YEAR 1821 TELLS OF HALLSTATT'S ECONOMIC SITUATION AS FOLLOWS:
"Their lot compared to other Austrians in the flat lands is certainly not enviable. The are supplied with the necessities of life, they have bread, grain, fat and salt, but the rest of their livelihood is relatively poor. All of them working in the salt mines, the pans, in the forests or in salt transport must carry out very strenuous tasks which takes all of the strength that cannot be replaced due to an insufficiency of nutrition and strengthening drinks.
You'll find no full plates there - not like those that come to the tables of our wealthy farmers."
Out and about on historical paths
During a holiday, you might want to see more than just the famous tourist sites. Sometimes it’s exciting to search out and discover the smaller and more subtle points of interests! A great example are the popular themed trails in Hallstatt. On these paths, you will discover the origins of the history-rich UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Follow in the footsteps of famous painters and acclaimed writers through the wild and romantic Echern Valley or take a historical walk—with or without an audio guide—through the picturesque lanes of Hallstatt. The many themed trails offer the opportunity to combine a long, enjoyable stroll with learning about the historical background of the region. Better yet, the trails can be explored regardless of the season and in most weather conditions. We look forward to seeing you on the popular themed trails throughout the World Heritage Region!