Hallstatt is Austria’s oldest village. It was first settled in the 8th century BCE and prospered greatly thanks to its invaluable commodity – salt. But Hallstatt is not only Austria’s oldest, but probably also its most photographed town, and for good reason. Situated on a picturesque lake against a breathtaking backdrop of the Alps, it definitely looks the part. And beyond the obvious charm of Hallstatt, there is also a lot to discover in its vicinity. Bring your family on an exciting adventure into the old salt mines where you can probe deep inside the mountain on the old miner’s slide and even visit an underground salt lake.