The waterfall mills

IT WAS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GROW GRAIN IN THE CLIMATICALLY HARSH INNER SALZKAMMERGUT.

Due to the growing workforce in the mines, at the salt works and in forestry, the supply of foodstuffs soon became a problem. The Court Chamber gave an order that the farmers in the fertile foothills of the Alps, and the Enns Valley in Styria, were to deliver only to the Salzkammergut the excess of goods beyond their own needs.
Mills in which the grain was processed were in the Echern Valley and above the town on the Mühlbach Waterfall. The rural philosopher Konrad Deubler (1814-1884) from Goisern, lived and worked for some years at the "Felsenmühle". After a hard working day as a miller, he submerged himself in his books. He also cultivated contact with the important scientists, philosophers, and artists of his day, some of whom visited him in Goisern.

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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