Travel Video: Lake Hallstatt in Upper Austria!

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For many years now I have been fortunate enough to live for part of each year on the shore of Lake Hallstatt in Upper Austria.

This video is not about the town – but about the Lake itself.

Hallstatt, the town, is famous for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times. It is a very popular summer tourist destination – so popular with the Chinese that they have actually built a replica of the town in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.

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Destination Known: Lech, Austria

Gist: This little mountain range contains come of the choicest downhill skiing locale’s in the nation of Austria. The western reaches of Austria not only cater to the ski-minded traveler but also to those who would like a quieter destinations than those frequently visited ones. Lech is the most charming of those cold villages for winter travel. It has unspoiled character and an indisputable aura of exclusivity. Try it!

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Hotel: Altstadt, Vienna, Austria

“Your check-in to the Altstadt Vienna – a warm and friendly welcome, your room – a unique style retreat, and the lobby – a cozy salon with an open fireplace. The Altstadt Vienna offers 42 rooms and suites as well as long stay apartments spread across the five storeys of a Patrician house built in 1902. Each hallway and each floor have their own stil, and each and every room is individually designed to meet your personal needs. The huge art collection which can be admired throughout the hotel makes this even more special: a Philippe Starck bathroom, an original Helnwein somewhere along the staircase, and a Prachensky at the front desk. Even some of Vienna’s museums enrich the collection by borrowing art works to the Altstadt.

The Salon often accomodates vernissages and cultural events giving the Altstadt as a place-to-be an even more diverse and stylish ambiance.

Bright and colourful or classic and elegant, find your personal room you feel well in and let the Altstadt become your home in the city of Vienna.

The owner Otto Ernst Wiesenthal, himself a frequent traveller: Create a place in a way that you yourself love to spend your time there.”

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