Hallstatt is a small town overlooking the lake of Halstatter in Upper Austria in the region of Salzkammergut. It has a small population of just 1000 people and is traditionally been known for its various salt mines. However, it is the breathtaking natural beauty of the town and its surrounding area that attract thousands from all over the world to this small paradise on earth. Once upon a time, when salt was a valuable commodity, Hallstatt was full of people who were very wealthy because of the presence of numerous salt mines. Today however, the popularity of Hallstatt is because of its natural scenery and tourism happens to be the mainstay of economy of the area. Every household of the town has a bed and breakfast facility and higher the home, the more attractive it becomes for the tourists for panoramic views around the lake they get as a guest.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
It is one of the most popular places in Istria. The biggest attraction of this place is beyond doubt the fact that at the top of a hill above Rabac, three kilometres from the sea there is an old town Labin. First colonies here were established about 4000 years ago. Rabac was a small fishermen village to the middle of the last century. In 1876 an English writer and traveller Richard Francis Burton made Rabac famous with his book „The Seaboard of Istria". The first hotel Quarnaro was built here in 1889. After some time Rabac was called “The Pearl of the Kvarner Bay”.