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    Weltkulturerbe Hallstatt

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    Museum and excavations

    World heritage at your fingertips

    Highlight 9 is the end of our Hallstatt walk. Continue along Seestraße in the direction of the market square.

    The village of Hallstatt would hardly be the world famous UNESCO World Heritage site it is today if it were not for the archaeological finds of international standing made here from the second half of the 19th century.

    In 1846 Johann Georg Ramsauer, foreman of the salt mine at the time, accidentally uncovers the first finds in the later world famous burial ground in the high valley above Hallstatt.

    Important finds and artefacts from the burial ground are not only on display at the burial ground itself, which you can get to on the panoramic funicular railway but in Hallstatt Museum as well. And even in the village itself some fascinating remnants of past cultures have been brought to light, as the excavations below the Janu sports shop prove.

    Enjoy now the 3 points of interest from Highlight 9 and round off your tour of Hallstatt with a visit to the museum. Or relax at one of the numerous cafés and restaurants on the market square.

    And while we are on the subject of relaxing – we have compiled a selection of the best places to relax in Hallstatt in Highlight 10. Where you can read or listen again and simply enjoy.

    We hope you liked our tour of Hallstatt. Other beyondarts Art & Culture Guides are available for download in your store.