Hallstatt is a village in the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria, Austria. It is located on the shore of Lake Hallstatt at an altitude of 511 meters. In December 2005, there were 923 residents. In 2015, there were 1,221 residents. The “Hall” of Hallstatt may have originated from the “salt” of the Gukter language, named after the salt mine near the village, which has historically been rich in salt. It is therefore referred to as “the most beautiful town in the world” or “the oldest salt capital in the world”.
There are many attractions in Hallstatt that you can’t miss.
One of my favorites is Lake Hallstatt.Hallstatt has a warm climate and is suitable for travel all year round. This lakeside town stands between steep slopes and jewel-like emerald lakes, with fairy-tale and beautiful houses.The mountain peaks and clear lakes at an altitude of over 3,000 meters turn this place into a paradise on earth. Living in a courtyard hotel in the lake, I pushed the window to the lake and looked at the lake to see the smoke, as if coming to the fairyland.
In addition, there is the oldest salt pit in the world. In 2010, it stopped working as a sightseeing area. If you are interested, you can also experience it. Put on your work clothes in the lounge, then the guide will take you on the track cart. Entering the bottom of the 440-meter-deep chilly salt pit, the most thrilling thing is to slide down the wooden slide! Listen to the tour guide to explain the history of the salt pit and feel the life of the salt mine workers.
Ancient tomb remains, Dakstein ice cave, wooden house town is also highly recommended!Bring your backpack to travel!