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Hallstättersee...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 12 August 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

...is the name of the lake and Hallstätt is known as the most beautiful lake-side town in the world.
We were blessed to visit this gorgeous spot three different times during our stay.

It is high, and deep in the mountain above Hallstätt, where the Salzbergwerk Salt Mine is. Salt mining history here in Hallstatt goes back 7,000 years. Read and see more here. If you are interested, there is a 5.5 minute video of the tour down into the salt mine, a trip that Mike and I took and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks like a wonderful place to visit

12 Aug 2013 6:18am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image of this wonderful looking place Judy

12 Aug 2013 6:41am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

I´ve just looked back through the whole "Austria" series Judy and I see I´ve missed a lot of wonderful photos (and memories for you)

12 Aug 2013 9:46am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thanks for visiting, Ant ... and glad you had a great vacation!

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful view.

12 Aug 2013 12:55pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely place between the mountain and the water.

12 Aug 2013 1:28pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the detailed shore line and mountain. It's especially good to give us a peek into the canyon beyond.

12 Aug 2013 3:10pm

@Don: Closeup shots of the village don't show the broad view ... I'm happy to share more of it.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully nestled at the foot of the mountain! Nicely captured Judy! ;-)

12 Aug 2013 3:35pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you, Eric.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love how the town is snuggled at the foot of the mountain. Lovely

12 Aug 2013 5:12pm

@Ruthiebear: That is what earned it its World Heritage Site. ;D

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning scale captured here when it is compared to the buildings at the base of the mountain along the water's edge!! Excellent textures in the mountainside as well with all of the evergreens!

12 Aug 2013 6:50pm

@Steven: World Natural Heritage of UNESCO chose this site for its beauty!

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Thats the view I remember, Judy - and that was on a school trip. Can you imagine how long ago. Thanks for sharing - kindest regards Monika

12 Aug 2013 11:06pm

@Shiva: I am so happy you have seen it with your own eyes, Monika ... something we will never forget. ;)

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Lovely place. Wonderful image of capturing the calm atmosphere. Peaceful.

13 Aug 2013 3:23am

@Etsu: Thank you; I agree.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This place looks absolutely beautiful against that huge backdrop.

13 Aug 2013 11:37am

@Curly: If I lived where you do, I'd go back again. ;D

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, this is just stunning! Such a beautiful scene with town nestled along the mountain and on the water's edge! Fantastic capture!

13 Aug 2013 11:59pm

@RBL: Thanks so much, Ruthie ... now you know why it's a World Natural Heritage of UNESCO site!

Abena from Illinois, United States

My word, what a title! Those trees, the reflections and the size of those are impressive!! I love it!

16 Aug 2013 2:36am

franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful view of this special place ...

20 Aug 2013 11:19am

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