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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Upper Austria is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria. It is located near the Hallstätter See (a lake). At the 2001 census it had 946 inhabitants.

 

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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Landscape

 

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Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM

 

LOCATION

Hallstatt, Austria

 

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Taken on August 24, 2011