Hallstatt is a market town with 795 inhabitants in the Salzkammergut in Upper Austria in Austria and is located on Lake Hallstatt. Together with the Dachstein and the Inner Salzkammergut is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to findings in a vast burial ground above the village a period of the early Iron Age is known as the Hallstatt period. The municipality is located in the judicial district of Bad Ischl.
It is known for hosting the site the Iron Age , from the civilization to which it gave its name , the Hallstatt civilization . Searched by Georg Ramsauer from 1846 to 1868, he has delivered nearly a thousand tombs dating from the seventh century BC. AD
The salt mines of the nearby mountain were exploited since Neolithic times . If this activity began at the local level to 3000 BC. AD, it took during the first millennium a “European” dimension , since we have established evidence that salt was then transported by effective trade routes to the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas .
The typical profile that defines the geological base Rhaetian is above Hallstatt .
In 1997, the town is a World Heritage Site by Unesco for its pastel color and its Cultural Landscape of Hallstatt -Dachstein / Salzkammergut1 houses.
In June 2012, Minmetals Land, real estate subsidiary of the Chinese mining company China Minmetals Corporation , built a scale replica of the whole city in Huizhou in Guangdong province which is a subtropical climate. Although the opening ceremony on June 2 will be attended by the Mayor Alexander Scheutz and a delegation from Hallstatt, Austria inhabitants of this village are outraged at having been presented with a fait accompli without prior consultation .