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.