Friday, July 8, 2011

Obertraun - Austria

And lets keep with unesco cards. This is a new one from Austria, Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape. The card was sent by "nordfriesland".

The card shows Obertraun, a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria. It is located near the Hallstätter See, a lake and Hoher Dachstein, a strongly karstic mountain.

"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." -in:

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