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    Beautiful Shrines...

    by imran8852 Written Oct 9, 2008

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    Favorite thing: While having a stroll around Hallstatt, You’ll notice some small shrines along the roadside and Hilltops. I guess it must be a place of worship? Judging from the statues inside. Kindly correct us if you know what actually it is.

    Fondest memory: The sceneries, The Lake & the weather!!!

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    A place to quench your thirst?

    by imran8852 Written Oct 9, 2008

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    Favorite thing: A place to quench your thirst with a history! Too bad, It was written in German. I’ve included pictures of it, So if you’d understand German…Kindly read it!

    Fondest memory: The sceneries, The Lake & the weather!!!

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    Souvenir Shops

    by imran8852 Written Oct 9, 2008

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    Edelweiss in full bloom!
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    Favorite thing: There are souvenir shops around the corner for you to buy something for your love ones. Here they also sell the Edelweiss in full bloom and dried ones.

    Fondest memory: The sceneries, The Lake & the weather!!!

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    Nearby Park...

    by imran8852 Written Oct 9, 2008

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    Favorite thing: On the way back from Dachstein we notice that there’s a park nearby Hallstatt just before the tunnel. You can swim near the park during your leisure time and also unwind there. There’s a small store selling some quick bites and also drinks too. The park is also a great place for photography!

    Fondest memory: The sceneries, The Lake & the weather!!!

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    Necropolis In Hallstatt.

    by imran8852 Written Oct 9, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Another small museum on top of the mountain where you could see some old findings on the way to the salt mine. There, You can find Hallstatt necropolis. You’ll have to see for yourself the interesting things that you can take a picture of!

    Fondest memory: The sceneries, The Lake & the weather!!!

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    Giant Chess...

    by imran8852 Updated Oct 9, 2008

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    Favorite thing: There is a museum nearby and you could visit it. I like the place where there’s a big ground for Chess…maybe it’s much easier to play the chess in winter because it will glide easily.

    Fondest memory: The scenery, The Lake & the weather!

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    Fat cats

    by BorneoGrrl Written Sep 10, 2007

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    Fat cat in Hallstatt

    Favorite thing: As you know, I like animals and I saw a number of stray cats in Hallstatt wandering about town. I'm surprised at how fat they were, the people of Hallstatt must love them to feed them till they're this big and quite friendly. I didn't meet one that tried to scratch or bite me.

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    Parking in Hallstatt

    by coccinella169 Written May 21, 2007

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    Favorite thing: It is not allowed to enter the centre of Hallstatt by car, it is a pedestrian zone. There are parking lots outside the centre where you can park your car. At the first parking lot on the right when coming from Bad Aussee it is possible to park for free, but it is maybe a 15-20 min walk away from the centre. At the other, more central parking lots, they charge about EUR 4,50 - for this fee you can leave your car there the whole day. If you come after 2 p.m. you pay only EUR 3. There is a short term parking zone a bit closer to the centre as well (right in front where the ships depart), but there is only space for about 4 or 5 cars and you have to leave after 30 minutes.

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    Slide-ways in the Salt-Mine

    by Gentleman75 Updated Apr 19, 2005

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    The first, shorter slide-way

    Favorite thing: There are two slide-ways in the Salt-Mine.

    Fondest memory: If You are brave, You can take a new speed record at the second slide-way, but be carefull! There is a speedometer! But the photo is not taken by the police... :)))

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    Little slice of paradise

    by acemj Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Favorite thing: When I say "slice" I mean it. Hallstatt is really a very narrow slice of land that sits squeezed between a sheer mountain and a beautiful lake. Most of the walking you'll do around town will either be up or down at sharp angles, so be prepared for some climbing.

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    Main square

    by acemj Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Though Hallstatt is for the most part a sleepy village, it does have a main square with some restaurants, hotels and a simple, but charming little fountain in the center. If there is a main congregating place is town, this is it. After dark, this is the best place to find what little nightlife there is in Hallstatt in the form of some drinking at the bars.

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    Mountain Climbing to Krippenstein

    by Gentleman75 Written Jul 22, 2004

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    A view from Krippenstain to the Lake Of Hallstatt

    Favorite thing: Krippenstein is 2100m high above sea-level, so if You are in good condition then You can climb this mountain or You can choose the Dachstein Cable Car to get there.

    The cable car starts from Obertraun (it's about 5km from Hallstatt on side of the Lake Hallstatt).
    The cable car has three stops:
    1. Valley station Obertraun 608 m
    2. Middlelstation Schönbergalm 1350 m
    3. Top station Krippenstein 2100 m

    From Krippenstein there is an excellent view to the lake.
    At the middlestation there are two caves (Ice Cave and Mammoth Cave). It's worth to visit these caves.

    You can buy combined ticket about 25-30 Euro (I don't remember the exact price).
    It contains an Obertraun - Krippenstein return fare, a one time entrance to the Mammoth and the Ice cave and a photo.

    Fondest memory: There is an excellent view to the Lake of Hallstatt from Krippenstein - if the weather is good.

    You have to just enjoy the silence here.

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    The Charnel-House

    by Gentleman75 Updated Jul 22, 2004

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    Decorated skulls

    Favorite thing: Hallstatt has a very little territory so there is only a litte place for the cemetry.
    Because of this after a defined time the human remains are exhumed from old graves and placed in the Charnel-House since 1600. The bones are often ornately decorated.

    Address:
    Located behind the Catholic Parish Church

    Directions:
    Located behind the Catholic Parish Church on the mountain, on the Romanic ground floor of the Gothic Michaelskapelle.

    Website:
    www.hallstatt.net

    Fondest memory: It's so bizarre...prapare for the grim sight!!!

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    To The Salt-Mine on foot

    by Gentleman75 Written Jul 22, 2004

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    A closed salt-mine entrance

    Favorite thing: I offer You to get to the Salt-Mine on foot from the village - if You are in good condition.

    Fondest memory: On the path You can see some closed salt-mine entrance and You can take a lot of deep breath from the fresh and clear air.

    Bring a T-shirt in Your bag, becuase You will need to change Your sweaty T-shirt before You visit the Salt-Mine.

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    Simply Hallstatt

    by seamandrew Updated Nov 16, 2003

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    Halstatt and the Dachstein Mountains

    Favorite thing: Probably Hallstatt's most unique quality is it's simplicity. This town has been sitting here on the edge of the Hallstaettersee for centuries and it really seems like it hasn't changed much since then. Well okay, you didn't see automobiles back then, but you catch my drift!

    I truly hope that this richly cultural site remains as genuine for centuries to come. Places like this are so rare in our ever changing world.

    Fondest memory: Standing just north of the town, you look back south towards Hallstatt and the foot hills of the Dachstein mountain chain and you can't help but feel about 1 cm tall. It is quite an impressive place for all visitors alike.

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