One minute read. Written by a grade 6 student
If you think this is a scene from the movie Frozen, then think again. This is a small village in Austria that looks just like the village from the movie “Frozen”!
Hallstatt looks like a village out of a stunning picture book or a fairy tale town. It is located on the edge of Lake Hallstatt, and is surrounded mountains, which right now are covered in snow. It’s a one hour drive from Salzburg (the city where legend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born).
The village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – UNESCO, which stands for The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, names some sites around the world as World Heritage Sites, because of their, history, or beauty. It is part of the United nations – which is an international organization that is responsible for maintaining international peace and security and developing friendly relations among nations.
Hallstatt is really small, with a population of less than 800 people! (probably more than just a tiny part of your neighbourhood!) But, off late many visitors have been going there, because of its beauty and its Frozen-like look! It receives about 10,000 visitors a day.
The village started becoming popular when it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997. Then in 2006, a Korean TV programme was shot there. But the number of visitors shot up after Disney released “Frozen” in 2013. Many people thought Hallstatt looked just like Arendelle, the main village in the movie.
And guess what in 2012 a Chinese company spent over $900 million building a copy of Hallstatt in Huizhou, China!
Have a look at this pretty town: