The Hallstatt People’s Dilemma, Beautiful Village Inspiring the Frozen Film

After the success of the first Frozen, Disney launched its second series in November 2019. The film that tells the life of the king’s family was favored by many people, both children and adults.

In addition to the film is packaged nicely and interestingly, Disney also displays stunning locations. One of the famous is Arendelle Village which has a stretch of hills and charming blue sea.

The fictional village in the film Frozen is said to be similar to one of the regions in Austria, namely Hallstatt. The beauty of the village in Austria is recognized by the world, even included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

The village, which has a population of around 750, is confronted with the vast Hallstattet Lake. Around the village there are expanse of Alps that amaze the eyes of visitors. When visiting here, tourists can get peace and fresh mountain air.

To feel the atmosphere like in this Frozen film, travelers can depart from Salzburg by road and will spend about an hour. Or, you can also take a train from Vienna with a travel time of three hours.

Don’t like tourists coming

Due to its beauty, the village is able to bring in tourists six times as much Venice, the famous tourist site in Italy which is famous for being flooded with daily travelers.

However, instead of being happy because it brings a lot of tourists, visitors there actually behave the opposite. Reporting from Stuff (, Tuesday, January 7, 2020, migrants who made the location of local residents as a spot for selfie tourism actually became a burden to the infrastructure of his village.

Every day, the village will be surrounded by a variety of drones that are buzzing everywhere. Tourists are even willing to wait in line to get the best photo spots in Hallstatt. As a result, the Mayor of Hallstatt, Alexander Scheutz, said that it was enough and asked tourists to stay away from his village.

“Hallstatt is an important part of cultural history, not a museum,” he said. “We want to reduce the figure by at least a third, but we have no way to stop it,” concluded Scheutz.