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Hallstatt Austria

Hallstatt, one of the world s most picturesque villages, is located on the banks of the Hallstatter See (a lake) in Upper Austria. At the 2001 census it had 946 inhabitants. The name Hall is most probably from the old Celtic name for salt, the salt mines near the village being an important factor. Salt was a valuable resource, so the region was historically very wealthy. It is possible to tour the world s first known salt mine, located above downtown Hallstatt. The village also gave its name to the early Iron Age Hallstatt culture and is a World Heritage Site for Cultural Heritage. Hallstatt is a popular tourist attraction owing to its small-town appeal and can be toured on foot in ten minutes.

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