Hallstatt

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Coordinates: 47°33′21″N 13°38′48″E / 47.55583°N 13.64667°E / 47.55583; 13.64667

Hallstatt
Hallstatt 300.jpg
Coat of arms of Hallstatt
Coat of arms
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictGmunden
Government
 • MayorAlexander Scheutz (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total59.8 km2 (23.1 sq mi)
Elevation511 m (1,677 ft)
Population (14 June 2016)[1]
 • Total758
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code4830
Area code06134
Vehicle registrationGM
Websitewww.hallstatt.at

Hallstatt is a village in Upper Austria. Currently, a little over 900 people live there. It is in the Salzkammergut, a mountain regionin Austria. It lies on a lake.

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: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  • Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden, Erstellt am 14.06.2016 (Last accessed 13.12.2016) for Hallstatt.