Wednesday, April 9, 2014

H is for Hallstatt, Austria

AT-104628, Sender: Monika
Sent: 15 May 2012 from 
Altmünster, Austria
Received:4 June 2012, Traveled 10,046 km in 20 days

Hallstatt is a village located near a lake. It is known for the production of salt since the prehistoric times. It is situated in the southwest of the Hallstätter Sea, characterized by a landscape of the beautiful Alps in the background rising from narrow valleys.

Aside from the beautiful landscape, the area is also of notable scientific interest. It contains evidence of continuous evolution of fundamental human economic activity covering 2500 years. 

It was recognized as a UNESCO WHS in 1997


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