The "underworld" of the forge

 

THE SALT WORK'S FORGE STOOD HERE FROM THE MIDDLE AGES UNTIL IT WAS REMOVED IN 1896.

The smith repaired tools, shoed horses and banded wagon wheels. Massive iron sheets for the salt pans that could not be brought in from outside were made at the forge. In the cellar of the building today is a historic excavation.

To be seen are:

  • the remains of three salt works forges with an iron mill, the attendant flumes and a coal cellar dating from after the fire in 1750
  • a salt works administration building from the late Middle Ages
  • a timber yard from the high Middle Ages
  • the outer walls of the Habsburg residence from the high Middle Ages
  • foundation remains from the time of the Romans (probably from a small Roman castle) and finds from AD 100 to AD 300
  • and layers and finds from prehistoric and early history

 

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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