Themed trail Hallstatt
Those who wish to experience more,
have to take different routes
Whether a day visitor or overnight guest – everyone likes to get to know the historic sites of UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. For this reason, the theme trail through the centre of Hallstatt, rich with history, is ideal as it combines a walk with exciting stories and history. This combination of exercise and new insights makes the theme trail, through the world famous lakeside resort, ideal for leisure activities for the whole family.
That which makes Hallstatt special was succinctly quoted by Rudolf Lehr - journalist and Hallstatt resident by choice? You want to be alone? In three minutes you are in solitude. Thoughtful?
» Enchanting Hallstatt
Over the rooftops
Hallstatt gives the impression of being vigorously shaken by a giant hand and thrown and stuck on to the perpendicular cliffs rising from the black lake.
» Over the rooftops
The waterfall mills
In 1490, 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.
» The waterfall mills
The fight for faith
The new-Gothic Evangelical Church of Christ is from 1861, after which the Protestant Patent? From Emperor Franz Joseph I placed the Protestant faith on equal footing with the Catholic.
» The fight for faith
The house of the poor
The first association for the education of workers in Upper Austria was constituted in Hallstatt after 1868, giving bread and work that fortifies us, our children learning in school, and our aged released from begging.?
» The house of the poor
The fire that left most of the market in ruins and ashes on September 20th, 1750. Four people died on that occasion; thirty-five houses in the town centre and all documentation at the Court Administration Office went up in flames.
» Hallstatt burns
Visitors in Hallstatt
Eloquent poets - from Johann Nestroy to Nikolaus Lenau, and Carl Zuckmayer - or such popular figures as Alexander Girardi and Marlene Dietrich - have written their names in Hallstatt`s guest books.
» Visitors in Hallstatt
In the Badergraben
The social situation among the salt workers was generally better than in other economic areas. A hospital for the sick and needy was here in the 16th century, and around 1565 the workers had the benefit of gratis medical aid.
» In the Badergraben
The great Hallstatt period
The oldest finds date back to the Stone Age. Hallstatt was then the focal point of an ?early form of European unity? Which stretched from France to Slovenia. Historians named this epoch after 1874, the Hallstatt Culture.
» The great Hallstatt period
The "underworld" of the forge
The salt mines 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.
» The "underworld" of the forge
Hallstatt stays in the ear
Interested visitors can also experience all stations of the Hallstatt theme trail with the audio guide. For cultural stations, such as the World Heritage Museum or the picturesque market square, interesting and impressive information from one to four minutes are recorded. The focus was less on dates and a series of historical data but rather on stories and a vibrant, exciting narrative. Thus, listeners get transported briefly into another era by background noises. This way you can discover the romantic saltern village in an entertaining way. Headphones and an MP3 player for the audio theme trail can be simply borrowed from the Hallstatt tourism information office. Whether traveling alone, as a couple or with the whole family: Knowledge is fun – the time flies!
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