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Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut

Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The village of Hallstatt is located near the Hallstätter See in the Salzkammergut area in Austria. The Salzkammergut stretches from Salzburg to the Dachstein Mountain area. Human activity in the Salzkammergut began in prehistoric times. The Hallstatt Salt Mine is the oldest salt mine in the world. The first salt deposits were exploited in the second century BC. The Hallstatt Salt Mine was the basis of the prosperity of the Salzkammergut. This prosperity is reflected in the architecture of Hallstatt and surroundings. Hallstatt is also known for the prehistoric Hallstatt Culture, a culture in Central Europe in the Early Iron Age (ca. 800-450 BC). The Dachstein Mountain is 2996 metres high. The Dachstein Mountain is located in a glaciated part of the Alps near Hallstatt. The Dachstein Mountain has a large cave system. The Dachstein Mammut Cave and Dachstein Ice Cave can be visited, the Dachstein Ice Cave has fascinating ice formations. A cable car runs in three sections to the Dachstein mountain area, the first section leads from the Obertraun valley station to the Schönbergalm intermediate station, starting point for the trip to the Dachstein Mammut Cave and the Dachstein Ice Cave. The second section leads to the Krippenstein peak at 2109 metres. From here the Dachstein glacier can be seen. Last stop of the cable car is the Valley Station Gjaidalm at 1750 metres. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

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Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The small village of Hallstatt and the Hallstätter See viewed from the 2109...

Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The small village of Hallstatt and the Hallstätter See viewed from the 2109 metres high Krippenstein peak. The Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape is located in Austria. The Salzkammergut stretches from the city of Salzburg to the Dachstein Mountains. The Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  1. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The small village of Hallstatt and the Hallstätter See viewed from the 2109...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The small village of Hallstatt and the Hallstätter See viewed from the 2109 metres high Krippenstein peak. The Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape is located in Austria. The Salzkammergut stretches from the city of Salzburg to the Dachstein Mountains. The Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  2. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The landscape of the Salzkammergut seen from a cable car. A cable car runs in three...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The landscape of the Salzkammergut seen from a cable car. A cable car runs in three sections to the Dachstein mountain area, the first section leads from the Obertraun valley station to the Schönbergalm intermediate station, the starting point for the trip to the giant Dachstein Mammut Cave and the Dachstein Ice Cave.

  3. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: One of the fascinating ice formations in the Dachstein Ice Cave. A one hour guided tour...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: One of the fascinating ice formations in the Dachstein Ice Cave. A one hour guided tour shows the natural wonders of the Dachstein Ice Cave. The fascinating ice formations has names such as the Castle of the Holy Grail, the Parsifal Cathedral and the Tristian Chapel. In some places the ice thickness is 25 meters. It is important that visitors are dressed warmly and wear sturdy shoes.

  4. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The amazingly coloured ice formations of the Dachstein Ice Cave. The Dachstein Ice...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The amazingly coloured ice formations of the Dachstein Ice Cave. The Dachstein Ice Cave is situated high above the Trauntal Valley, just a short walk from the mountain station Schönbergalm. The ice formations are formed by the ice cold wind and water which seeps from the mountains into the cave, the dripping water freezes and forms breathtaking ice formations. The ice formations stay frozen in summer.

  5. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The Heilbronn Memorial Chapel on the Krippenstein peak. The second cable car station is on...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The Heilbronn Memorial Chapel on the Krippenstein peak. The second cable car station is on top of the Krippenstein peak at 2109 metres. The Heilbronn Memorial Chapel was erected to commemorate the Heilbronn Dachstein Tragedy of 1954 when ten pupils and three teachers were killed during a heavy snowstorm. The Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape is a World Heritage.

  6. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The small village of Hallstatt and the Hallstätter See viewed from the...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The small village of Hallstatt and the Hallstätter See viewed from the Krippenstein peak, a paraglider above the lake. The Dachstein Mountains are a paradise for paragliders. The summit of the Krippenstein offers spectacular views of Lake Hallstatt and the Salzkammergut. The village of Hallstatt is situated at the foot of the Dachstein Mountains.

  7. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The Five-fingers is a viewing platform in the shape of a hand with five fingers. The...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The Five-fingers is a viewing platform in the shape of a hand with five fingers. The platform is constructed on the edge of a mountain above a 400 metres deep abyss. It can be reached from the Krippenstein mountain station, a walk of less than 20 minutes. Mountain weather can change quickly, the following photo was taken only two minutes later. The Five fingers is also known as the 'World Heritage View Point'.

  8. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: Viewing platform the Five-fingers in the mist. The Five-fingers is called the 'most...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: Viewing platform the Five-fingers in the mist. The Five-fingers is called the 'most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps', the four metres long fingers of the platform were built on the edge of the mountain above an abyss of more than 400 metres deep. The spectacular Dachstein suspension bridge, called the Stairway to Nothingness, leads to a small glass platform that seems to hover above an abyss.

  9. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The Dachstein glacier can be viewed from the Gjaidalm....

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The Dachstein glacier can be viewed from the Gjaidalm. The last stop of the cable car is the Valley Station Gjaidalm at 1750 metres. The Dachstein Mountain is located in a glaciated part of the Alps near Hallstatt. The Dachstein Mountain is 2996 m high. The mountain has a large cave system. The Dachstein Mammut Cave and Dachstein Ice Cave can be visited, the Dachstein Ice Cave has fascinating ice formations.

  10. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The small village of Hallstatt is located on the shores of the Hallstätter See and...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The small village of Hallstatt is located on the shores of the Hallstätter See and close to the Dachstein Mountain in the Salzkammergut region of Austria. Hallstatt is well known for the exploitation of salt, a source of wealth in the Salzkammergut from the 2nd century BC until the mid-20th century. Hallstatt is also known for the prehistoric Hallstatt Culture, a culture in Central Europe in the period of the Early Iron Age.

  11. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: A small chapel near Hallstatt. Hallstatt is located in the Salzkammergut area in...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: A small chapel near Hallstatt. Hallstatt is located in the Salzkammergut area in Austria. The village is also renowned for the prehistoric Hallstatt Culture, a central European culture of the Early Iron Age, approx. 800-450 BC. During excavations in the 19th century, numerous artifacts of the Hallstatt Culture were found, several artifacts are housed in the Hallstatt Museum.

  12. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut - Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The oldest salt mine in the world is situated in the mountains high above Hallstatt in the...

    Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape: The oldest salt mine in the world is situated in the mountains high above Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region in Austria. Salt mining began 4000 years ago. Prehistoric man discovered several caves, filled with salt, in the mountains near Hallstatt. Now a short ride in a funicular railway brings you to the entrance of the oldest salt mine in the world. On the left the funicular railway.