AUSTRIA'S MAGNIFICENT LAKE DISTRICT
- A PLACE TO VISIT -
Europe is decorated with so many splendid places that chances are you haven't heard of many of them, let alone seen them all.
Let's take a longing gaze at Austria, because it's one of the
countries with the most spectacular of natural wonders, coupled with hundreds
of years of culture and architecture. Perhaps Austria's most amazing region is
that of Salzkammergut, the glorious Lake District.
Austria has so many wonderful regions full of incredible natural beauty. But perhaps the most spectacular is the Salzkammergut, or, in English, the Property of the Salt Chamber. Once upon a time, it was used for salt mining, but today it has become a popular destination for local and foreign tourists keen to enjoy the lovely lakes, lush greenery, giant mountains and charming local culture.
What makes it such a good tourist destination is the surprisingly easy access from cities located in the Salzkammergut to the natural wonder of the lakes. This region was originally mined for salt way back in Roman times, before local Germanic tribes known as the Bavarii and Otakari began to dominate. These ancient salt mines are now thought of as relics of former days now that tourism has taken over and transformed Salzkammergut's economy.
Now let’s check out this stunning area …
Clancy's comment: Truly a stunning place. I can vividly recall many weeks spent in this country with my first camera.