Hallstatt is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Upper Austria. It is located near the Hallstätter See. At the 2001 census it had 946 inhabitants.
Salt was a valuable resource, so the region was historically very wealthy. It is possible to tour the world's first known salt mine, located above downtown Hallstatt.
The village also gave its name to the early Iron Age Hallstatt culture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Salzkammergut and Dachstein. Hallstatt is a popular tourist attraction owing to its small-town appeal and can be toured on foot in ten minutes.
Gustav Mahler (German pronunciation: ['staf 'ma:l?]; 1860 - 1911) was a late-Romantic composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century.
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