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Hallstatt, Austria - Part II

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Catherine and I drove from Vienna to Hallstatt that is in Austria's Lake District. This town is one of Europe's oldest, going back centuries before Christ. There was a Hallstatt before there was a Rome.

Hallstatt is located on a hillside next to the the village and Hallstätter See (Hallstatt Lake).

I am pointing to the Catholic church with its mural of Saint Christopher (the patron saint of travelers) and baby Jesus.

Inside the Protestant church. After the Reformation , most of Hallstatt was Protestant, then under the Hapsburg's, it was primarily Catholic. Today about 60% of the village is Catholic.

This is a photo from the village plaza. You can see our hotel Gasthof Simony (a 500 year old building) in the background.

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The statute in Market Square features the Holy Trinity.

Catherine is picking out a fish dinner for us. The fish are Reinanke trout from Lake Hallstatt.

Yes, we drove through this arch.

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Blogger GMG said...

Hi John, I’m back after a short break… and glad to see some beautiful pictures here! Austria is a beautiful place and your photos show!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter. Chococow won! Now I'm posting on Sofia, Bulgaria!
Have a great weekend!

February 15, 2008 10:27 AM  
Blogger eye in the sky said...

what a beautiful place. reminds me of a quaint far-off village in england. beautiful.

August 10, 2008 4:30 AM  

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