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200 year old nativity scene
If you are staying in Hallstatt between Christmas Eve and the official end of the ecclesiastical Christmas period, the 2nd February - Candlemas - you should pay a visit to the Catholic Church: There you will find one of the most beautiful nativity scenes within the Salzkam
At the beginning of the 20th century a number of figures from a woodcarver from Val Gardena were added. The exact origin of numerous other figures can today no longer be precisely determined. However, this does not alter the unique atmosphere of your nativity scene visit during the regular opening hours of the Catholic Parish Church of Hallstatt. Authentic customs during your holiday in Austria - absolutely worth seeing and recommendable!mergut. The gem of Austrian nativity architecture was built at the beginning of the 19th century and has been extended step by step over the years.