8 Fascinating Facts About Hallstatt


Facts about Hallstatt

  • Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times.
  • Hallstatt is at the core of the “Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape” declared as one of the World Heritage Sites in Austria by UNESCO in 1997.
  • Hallstatt is twinned with Huizhou, China.
  • On 16 June 2011, plans to build a replica in China were first reported. On 2 June 2012, it was reported that Chinese mining company China Minmetals Corporation built a full-scale replica of the entire town in Huizhou, Guangdong province.
  • Fall 2020, The Village of Hallstatt has implemented time slots for tour buses to cope with the problem of tourism, the number of tourists has been limited to 54 per day. 
  • more than 2,000 graves were found at Hallstatt.
  • In 1311, Hallstatt became a market town.
  • Finds at Hallstatt extend from about 1200 BC until around 500 BC, and are divided by archaeologists into four phases: Hallstatt A-B are part of the Bronze Age Urnfield culture; Hallstatt C is characterized by the first appearance of iron swords mixed amongst the bronze ones; Halstatt D has been further divided into the sub-phases D1-D3, relating only to the western zone, and mainly based on the form of brooches.
8 Fascinating Facts About Hallstatt