Friday, June 14, 2013

Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape - Austria

All these 3 wonderful cards were sent by Ingrid and all the 3 are from the Salzkammergut region.
The Salzkammergut is a resort area located in Austria. It stretches from the City of Salzburg eastwards along the Austrian Alpine Foreland and the Northern Limestone Alps to the peaks of the Dachstein Mountains, spanning the federal states of Upper Austria, Salzburg, and Styria. The main river of the region is the Traun, a right tributary of the Danube. The name Salzkammergut literally means "Estate of the Salt Chamber" and derives from the Imperial Salt Chamber, the authority charged with running the precious salt mines of the Habsburg Monarchy. - in: wikipedia
Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape was inscribed on the Unesco WHS list in 1997. 
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Schloss Ort (or Schloss Orth) is an Austrian castle situated in the Traunsee lake.The castle was founded around 1080 by Hartnidus of Ort. The castle changed hands frequently. More often than not, it was bought or sold, but occasionally gained new owners through death or marriage.
At present the castle is being used for study center of the Federal Ministry for Land and Forestry (Bundesministeriums für Land- und Forstwirtschaft). On January 5, 1995, the castle was officially acquired by the city of Gmunden. In 1996, it began to be used as a location for the TV series Schlosshotel Orth.

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Traunkirchen is located on the shores of Traunsee Lake in the heart of the scenic Salzkammergut Region.

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Hallstatt is a village located near the Hallstätter See.
Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture.
The village is a popular tourist attraction owing to its small-town appeal and can be toured on foot in ten minutes.

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