terça-feira, 24 de abril de 2012


Situated in the south-western shore of the Hallstätter See, the town lies in the geographical region of Salzkammergut, on the national road linking Salzburg and Graz.

Hallstatt - Austria

Salt was a valuable resource, so the region was historically very wealthy. It is possible to tour the world's first known salt mine, located above downtown Hallstatt.

Hallstatt is a popular tourist attraction owing to its small-town appeal and can be toured on foot in ten minutes..

Until the late 19th century, it was only possible to reach Hallstatt by boat or via narrow trails. The land between the lake and mountains was sparse, and the town itself exhausted every free patch of it. Access between houses on the river bank was by boat or over the upper path, a small corridor passing through attics. The first road to Hallstatt was only built in 1890, along the west shore, partially by rock blasting.

“There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music;
it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.”
Paul Scott Mowrer

11 comentários:

  1. BEAUIFUL pictures ....i like these houses on the lakeside.

    Greetings, Joop

  2. I wouldn't want to do any jobs on the roof, anyway, it is so beautiful looking, brilliant photos.

  3. Ni que decir tiene que el lugar es una auténtica belleza, me encanta. Ese verde, las casas, el lago. Un pueblo precioso, hermoso de los Alpes. Un gran post, mi querida amiga. Un abrazo.

  4. Hermoso reportaje, tanto como la fusión del paisaje de montaña y el agua. Bsos.

  5. Hello,
    These shots are amazing!!
    Wonderful all these houses between the mountains. Great to see the low clouds.
    It must be a fantastic place to be.

    Much greetings,

  6. Lovely places, you photographed them well, I love the colours of the wood and houses. North switzerland is quite similar in morphology, also in some houses style.
    have a nice weekend
    ciao ciao

  7. Arquitetura muito peculiar e interessante. E a s fotos conseguiram captar toda essa beleza.

  8. Aí é que é o paraíso?! Também quero!:)