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Hallstatt, Austria - Part III

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At the entrance to Hallstatt there is a statute of a salt miner. Hallstatt is one of the first places of human settlement due to the rich sources of natural salt, which have been mined for thousands of years. Salt was a valuable resource so the region was historically very wealthy.


Welcome to Hallstatt, Austria!




The main street of Hallstatt.


A boat launch area.


A ferry on Lake Hallstatt.


A castle across the Lake from Hallstatt.







Swans have been on Lake Hallstatt since the 1860's when Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sissy made this region one of their retreats. Sissy loved swans, so the townspeople made sure there were swans here.


It is possible to tour the world's first salt mine, located above downtown Hallstatt.


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Catherine is reminding me that no cars are permitted between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm in Hallstatt.






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2 Comments:

Blogger Azmiel said...

Nice blog, might be some time you will be to my beloved country Indonesia. There is no only Bali but there many excotic nature place you can visit.

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January 08, 2008 10:28 PM  
Blogger Lisa McGlaun said...

What a beautiful place. I hope to reach a point in my life where I can travel more. When the children are grown I'm taking off on a trip around the world..:)

January 09, 2008 9:01 AM  

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