Hallstatt, Lake, Upper Austria, alt. 508 m, 5.9 km long and 2.3 km wide, 125 m deep, water of medium quality. Lake Hallstatt is an Alpine lake situated at the northern foot of the Dachstein massif in the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria. Above Lake Hallstatt the River Traun, which flows through the lake, is called River Koppentraun. The narrow shores of Lake Hallstatt are among the oldest settlement areas in Austria ( Hallstatt Culture). Today the lake is one of the most important tourist regions of the province of Upper Austria. Villages on the shore of Lake Hallstatt: Hallstatt (alt. 532 m), Obertraun (alt. 513 m) and Steeg (alt. 513 m).
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