|UNESCO #806 - Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut - AUSTRIA|
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut - AUSTRIA - UNESCO #806
The second UNESCO of the day came from Austria where Kerstin, a German postcrosser I've met on the Postcrossing Forum spent some time last week. Thank you so much Kerstin for this nice surprise, I do hope you had lots of fun hiking and climbing on that beautiful landscapes. Me and my wife, we also love to hike and in almost every trip we try to include some stops on natural parks or other referenced landscapes and see the world in the most natural way: on your feet! Well, my UNESCO collection now reaches 408 sites, 599 more and I'm done. This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
Human activity in the magnificent natural landscape of the Salzkammergut began in prehistoric times, with the salt deposits being exploited as early as the 2nd millennium BC. This resource formed the basis of the area’s prosperity up to the middle of the 20th century, a prosperity that is reflected in the fine architecture of the town of Hallstatt.