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Hallstatt - Home of the salt

The best way to discover more about the history of Hallstatt is from above. Where people over the centuries developed admirable technical ingenious methods of winning the precious salt that was required for conserving food. The route with a theme will help you discover how the people lived over the centuries and what it is that makes Hallstatt so unique. Lasting about an hour passing through the market square stopping numerous places of interest with 20 important points of interest sign posted. The charming little cafes and restaurants in the village offer a nice relaxing opportunity to rest and enjoy the specialities of the Salzkammer region making the journey though time even more enjoyable.

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!

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