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Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer this view of the charming village of Hallstatt, taken from the center of the beautiful lake, I discovered through the photos of a fellow TE. I hope you like it, then some letters on the villa.

Hallstatt / halʃtat / (Upper Austria) is a village in the mountainous district of Salzkammergut, Austria. It is located near Lake Hallstätter See.

Etymologically, the name probably comes from the Celtic Hall term that is called salt, abundant in nearby mines.
The town gives its name to the culture of the Iron Age called Hallstatt culture
In 1997, the cultural landscape of Hallstatt Dachstein was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Until the nineteenth century the only possibility to reach the village was by boat or along narrow paths. The land between the mountains and the lake was low this little land being occupied by the town itself. Access between the houses and the lakeshore was carried through an elevated walkway over the attics. The first major road was built in 1890 by the west through the rock.

However in this isolated and inhospitable place one of the earliest human settlements were established thanks to salt deposits. Some of the oldest findings date from 5000 B.C. Hallstatt In 1846 Johann Georg Ramsauer discovered a prehistoric cemetery near the present site of the town. The research work continued until 1863 Ramsauer, unearthing more than 1,000 graves meticulously from the first to the last. Each pit was measured and drawn before and after being excavated. This study methodology deposits starts a new more methodical way to conduct archaeological studies.

Commercial activity and abundance of resources allowed the development of a highly developed, after results of Salzberghochtal culture, was named the Hallstatt culture.

There is to date registered notable events occurred in Hallstatt during the Roman era or early Middle Ages. In 1311, Hallstatt became a commercial city, showing he had not lost its economic value. Today, apart from salt production, which since 1595 is transported in the form of brine about 40 kilometers from Hallstatt to Ebensee through a pipe, tourism plays a major factor in the economic life of the city. Hallstatt tourists say the site is "the oldest line in the world", which was built 400 years ago from 13,000 hollowed-out logs. The land is so scarce that at ten bodies were exhumed from the cemetery to clear land for new graves being moved to an ossuary. A collection of elaborately decorated skulls with the names of their owners, professions and death dates inscribed on them are on display in the local chapel.
Source: Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/12500 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-04 13:22
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 389 k

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