Hallstatt, Austria - Part II
The pictures ENLARGE if you click on them.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.
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.
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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