In the step of Friedrich Morton

THE "AICHBERGERHAUS" IS A FORMER COMMUNITY CENTER AND HANDWORKERS' HOUSE FROM THE 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES: PAINTED NOTICABLY IN RED, LEGEND HAS IT THAT IT MARKED THE PLACE WHERE THE FIRE IS SAID TO HAVE CEASED IN 1750.

The "Obere Weg" (Upper Path) was renamed the Dr Friedrich Morton Weg in 1955. Dr Friedrich Morton (1890-1969), the young academic, first came to Hallstatt in 1915; from 1922 he was active as the administrator of the state-run Dachstein Caves in Obertraun. He founded a botanical and meteorological station in Hallstatt in 1923; between 1925 and 1967 he was engaged as the custodian of the Hallstatt Museum.
But he was also known as a writer: on August 12, 1931, his historic play, "Der letzte Salzfertiger" was performed. He published countless articles and several books of Hallstatt history, thus making the town even more popular.

Out and about on historical paths

During a holiday, you might want to see more than just the famous tourist sites. Sometimes it’s exciting to search out and discover the smaller and more subtle points of interests! A great example are the popular themed trails in Hallstatt. On these paths, you will discover the origins of the history-rich UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Follow in the footsteps of famous painters and acclaimed writers through the wild and romantic Echern Valley or take a historical walk—with or without an audio guide—through the picturesque lanes of Hallstatt. The many themed trails offer the opportunity to combine a long, enjoyable stroll with learning about the historical background of the region. Better yet, the trails can be explored regardless of the season and in most weather conditions. We look forward to seeing you on the popular themed trails throughout the World Heritage Region!

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