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Enjoyment in a UNESCO World Heritage area

Dormio Resort Obertraun is located in Austria, south-east of Salzburg. Our four star plus resort consists of 59 luxury chalets for 4 to 10 persons. The mountainous region in which Resort Obertraun is situated, is extremely suitable for both a summer holiday during which you can take a dive in the lake near the park and for a winter sports holiday. This beautiful area of Salzburg has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997, but also the cultural landscape of Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut has gained a spot on this list.

The UNESCO World Heritage treaty has been in place since 1972. This treaty is intended to be able to better preserve cultural and natural heritage, of unique and universal value for mankind, for future generations. Countries that have signed this treaty have agreed to commit to identification, protection, preservation, accessibility and the transfer of cultural heritage within their country borders to generations to come.

The beautiful region of Salzburg

Salzburg has succeeded in maintaining its especially rich urban form. In the time that Salzburg was a city state, from the Middle Ages until the 19th century, the city structure has developed itself. Plenty of flamboyant Gothic art could be found in the city which became even better known because of the Italian architects Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santini Solari.

Salzburg is the point where the Italian and German culture meet each other. Because of this ‘encounter’ a beautiful city in Baroque style has arisen in which a lot of history can still be found. The skyline of Salzburg is characterised by the abundance of towers and domes. The cathedral, the Franciscan monastery, the abbey of St. Peter and the Domplatz complete this skyline.

Hallstatt-Dachstein/ Salzkammergut

Not only the beautiful region of Salzburg is stated on the UNESCO list. Also the cultural landscape of Hallstatt-Dachstein /Salzkammergut, located close to Dormio Resort Obertraun, has been added to the World Heritage list. In prehistoric times, people started harvesting salt in the Salzkammergut and the salt mine was the beginning of prosperity until the mid-20th century. The wealth of the city is reflected in the beautiful architecture of Hallstatt.

The amazing landscape plays an important role in the history of mankind and it is therefore with good reason that this region is listed on the World Heritage list. In the centre of Hallstatt, a waterfall flows from the mountains and you should definitely pay this a visit. Many hiking paths through the mountains are to be found for the hiker so you will have the opportunity to make a great tour.

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