|• Mayor||Alexander Scheutz (SPÖ)|
|• Total||59.8 km2 (23.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||511 m (1,677 ft)|
|Population (14 June 2016)|
|• Density||13/km2 (33/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Because of its position, Hallstatt could only be reached by boat (or by using narrow, difficult mountain trails) for a long time. At the end of the 19th century a road was built. Despite this, even in the Neolithic people might have lived there. This is because there is a lot of natural salt there. In 1846, Johann Georg Ramsauer (a salt miner) found a cemetery from the neolithic age just above the village. A cultural epoch in Europe is named after this. It is called Hallstatt culture. Other finds in the region include a Shoe-last celt (a special kind of wedge, probably used to treat wood). A blacksmith site has also been excavatzed.
Today, the village lives mainly on tourism. There is a copy of the village in China.
References[change | change source]
- "China Unveils A Knockoff Version Of An Entire Austrian Village". 6/4/2012. Retrieved 09/14/2016. Check date values in: