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.