Researchers piece together the stories of the smallest ancient laborers.
The Frozen link has been responsible for lots of visits in Hallstatt, along with a view that gained renown in Asia thanks to a South Korean TV series filmed there and a partial replica of it built in China.
Just three months ago, the Austrian picture-postcard hamlet of Hallstatt had enough of tourists; not anymore.
Frozen may be a Disney movie for children, but everyone – even people without children – are familiar with Frozen, or at the very least, Idina Menzel’s infamous song ‘Let It Go’. However, not everyone knows about the very real tiny town that is thought to have inspired Frozen, and the fictional town of Arendelle.
Hallstatt, a picturesque hamlet in the central European country, has been supplying salt from its mines since the Bronze Age.
Nestled between the edge of the mystical shores of Hallstätter See and the dramatic Dachstein mountains lies the small village of Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage site and perhaps the most postcard picture perfect village in all of Austria. Hallstatt deserves its place among the covers of travel guides and as one of the most photographed villages in all of Austria. It is one of the most stunning villages the writer have ever seen.
From exploring caves to a boat trips there’s plenty of fun to be had in Salzkammergut. Here’s Astrid Hofer’s guide for the top things to do during your stay.
Witness Austria’s natural and cultural treasures in Dachstein Salzkammergut. Here’s a travel guide with top attractions, things to do and how to get there.
Roger and Chris left Salzburg by train, after a 7:00AM taxi ride which their hosts graciously arranged for them. The Salzburg train station is easy to find your way around in and they had purchased their tickets for Hallstatt there a few days earlier.