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Old Town, Hallstatt

#1 of 75 in Historic Sites in Upper Austria
Historic Walking Area · Scenic 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. Put Old Town at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hallstatt trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • Visiting Hallstatt was a bucket list item. We stopped enroute from Italy to Linz. Unfortunately, we arrived only an hour before sunset so we didn’t have enough time to fully savor the experience...  more »
  • This small town jutting out into the lake is very beautiful, especially from a distance. The town itself is very touristy and nothing special. The churches are very attractive and worth enjoying...  more »

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