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Old Town, Hallstatt

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Scenic Walking Area · Historic Walking Area
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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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  • This is one of the most scenic old towns I've ever visited, and it also has a very rich history as mining town. 
    This is one of the most scenic old towns I've ever visited, and it also has a very rich history as mining town.  more »
  • Hallstatt is one of the most beautiful towns I have ever seen. Its a beautiful lakeside town with a dramatic mountain backdrop. Its existence is the result of a rich salt deposit in the mountain....  more
    Hallstatt is one of the most beautiful towns I have ever seen. Its a beautiful lakeside town with a dramatic mountain backdrop. Its existence is the result of a rich salt deposit in the mountain....  more »

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