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Old Town, Hallstatt

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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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  • We did this with winter snow. I took a thousand photos. It is simply idyllic. Walk the upper and lower roads…make sure you go to the Church on the high road…and do the sky walk. 
    We did this with winter snow. I took a thousand photos. It is simply idyllic. Walk the upper and lower roads…make sure you go to the Church on the high road…and do the sky walk.  more »
  • 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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