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Old Town, Hallstatt

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#2 of 31 in Historic Sites in Upper Austria
Scenic Walking Area Historic Walking Area
Built among the mountains, Old Town serves as a huge archaeological site for very old salt mines, some of which are active to this day. Descend underground to see the salt lake and pay a visit to the prehistoric mummy of a miner frozen in salt. The village glows with baroque ornaments on colorful buildings--it sits alongside the lake and is ripe with cafes and restaurants. Make Old Town a part of your Hallstatt vacation plans using our Hallstatt holiday planner.
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  • Went there last month, adorable old town, nice to have a walk , eat near the lake and feed swans, and take photos  more »
  • The country is undoubtedly beautiful, located on the shores of the Lake with colorful houses and huddled on the rocks, as well as Unesco patrimony in the category of cultural landscapes, you know to visit and appreciate, a slice of heaven! What a pity, as they wrote hundreds of reviewers, whether taken literally stormed by rivers of tourists (with high preponderance asiatica) and summer is extremely affollata...in then a frenzy ... and the inhabitants are far from happy. Souvenir shops with absurd prices, a myriad of premises, car parks and strapieni...il downside of the great reputation of this corner of Austria. But what's the alternative? Perhaps returning to visit at feriale...in one day autunno...in winter ... trying to enjoy the beauty and charm of the place ... that (limits of mass tourism in part. ..) undoubtedly is enchanting the 5 dots! P.s.: local administrators will have to find solutions to the problem of influx of tourists to prevent this corner of paradise, in a few years, be permanently compromised.
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  • An in itself great city in the guise of"fair" :-/ it has whether of money to Asians sold! atrocious! The entire flair of this city goes down in the fairground, funfair stalls, souvenir shops and buses of full of Asians that are pushed through the city with your suitcases. quite bad, unfortunately!
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Where to stay in Hallstatt

In Hallstatt, a tiny village built creatively around a lake, staying somewhere with a view of the fairy-tale waters is a must. Look for a room high up on the hill to appreciate a view of the lake and valley. Despite its small size, the village boasts various accommodation options, from guesthouses and small inns to exquisite resorts. Before tourism boomed here, visitors used to pay the wealthy families in town to stay in their castles. Today many families have continued this tradition by running cozy bed and breakfasts.
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