You know the to the Hall-Wattens region. Awaiting you here are ten pretty villages (Absam, Baumkirchen, Fritzens, Gnadenwald, Mils, Thaur, Tulfes, Volders, Wattenberg and Wattens) and then Hall in Tirol, one of Austria's most beautiful towns. Nature and culture, tradition and modernity, urban chic and rural scenic beauty: enthralling contrasts and unexpected harmonies
The 700-year-old town of Hall is situated 10km to the east of Innsbruck. During the Middle Ages it was much larger and more important than today's state capital, Innsbruck. The town flourished in the 13th century because of the vast deposits of salt in the area. The importance of the town increased dramatically, when during the 15th century the ducal mint at Merano in South Tyrol was moved here. Minted here was the first silver coin, the Thaler, a name that later mutated into "dollar".
Occupying a prime location in the town's historic core is one of the finest squares in Austria, the Obere Stadtplatz. Of special interest here are the late-Gothic St Nikolaus parish church and the old town hall. Hall's civic authorities have won a number of awards for the successful restoration of the old town.