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Hallstatt - Hallstatt Church and Austrian Alps

Hallstatt - Hallstatt Church and Austrian Alps

This Upper Austrian town of Hallstatt isn't just any village - it's a major Celtic archæological landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This remote town is almost traffic-free. Until the late 19th century, it was only possible to reach Hallstatt by boat or via narrow trails. The land between the lake and mountains was sparse, and the town itself exhausted every free patch of it. Access between houses on the river bank was by boat or over the upper path, a small corridor passing through attics. The first road to Hallstatt was only built in 1890.