Over a million tourists descend every year to take a selfie on Austrian town Hallstatt in the Austrian mountains, which have inspired Disney’s film „Frozen”. But the residents are unhappy. As Hallstatt’s Mayor told the Austrian press they simply want to be left alone. The town recently put up a fence to stop visitors from taking pictures in one of its famous vista points. It was partially blocking the beautiful view but later was removed.
Hallstatt’s Mayor Alexander Scheutz declared he wants instead to put up a banner at the spot reminding tourists that people live in the area. It reads: “We live here. Please enjoy the view in peace.” “Hallstatt is an important piece of cultural history, not a museum. We want to reduce numbers by at least a third but we have no way of actually stopping them,” Mayor Scheutz said to media. Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its population is fewer than 800 people. It was featured on a Korean TV show in 2006 and a replica of the town was built in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China in 2011.