Visit the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage

In the midst of modern European changes, the thousand-year-old  Hallstatt town (Austria) still retains its beauty from the Middle Ages as a peaceful place for tourists.

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the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage
Hallstatt (Austria) is the dream stop of many tourists in their journey to discover Europe. From Salzburg (Mozart's hometown in Austria), you can travel by train or bus about 2 hours to Hallstatt. On the road to the old town, you will pass through the lush green hills, looming the shape of a beautiful little wooden house. Photo: Vadym Lavra.
the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage
the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage
Hallstatt appears as a real-life fairy tale scene. The multicolored, ancient houses leaning against the mountain, facing to the lake creates a charming, lyrical and bold poem of European villages. Tourists who once set foot in Hallstatt commented that this old town is beautiful in 4 seasons. Photo: theambigirl, boraviajaromundo.
the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage
the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage
The quiet Hallstattersee Lake, the Hallstatt salt mine are two places to visit you can't miss when you come to the old town in Austria. The salt mine here has been put into operation since the 15th century. From the 17th-20th century, local people mainly lived on salt mining. Currently, salt mines still operate in parallel with tourism services. Photos: miintps, ggamws.
the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage
the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage
To learn more about Hallstatt's long history, visitors can visit the local cultural heritage museum and admire the artifacts of about 7,000 years from the Iron Age. The museum showcases the oldest salt extraction tools in Hallstatt, Roman artifacts ... Photo: nadinechristine__.
the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage
After visiting the museum, visitors can immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere in the central area of Hallstatt. There is also a market in the Middle Age's appearance, stone-paved streets, small alleys, peaceful ancient wooden houses ... Which corner in Hallstatt also becomes a fairy background for tourists. Photo: _gsooooo.
the fairy town of Hallstatt - Austria's 7,000-year heritage
Hallstatt is small but attractive. You only need to spend 1-2 days to experience all the beauty of this ancient land. If you have plenty of time, you should visit St.Micheal church to try the creepy feeling of going through the store of the remains, climbing to Hallstatt Skywalk to see the panoramic view of the poetic town by the majestic Alps. Photo: gustavoepfonseca.

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