HyperZooming through Hallstatt from geoff tompkinson on Vimeo.

Time for a quick fly-by of a historic alpine town! Hallstatt, Austria is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been inhabited for at least 2500 years—and it's never been seen quite like this. Timelapse videographer Geoff Tompkinson created a dreamy video that shows the quaint Austrian resort in hyperzoom. 

The Hallstatt area has been a hub of salt production since at least the Middle Bronze Age (2000 BCE), which gave birth to a prosperous, complex society. After a fire in 1750 destroyed most of the town’s medieval timber buildings, it was rebuilt in the Baroque style you can see today. It's part of the Salzkammergut, a former salt mining region that became popular with artists in the 19th century, and is now a picturesque resort area. 

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