American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a dominant Iron Age culture of central and western Europe, probably chiefly Celtic, that flourished from the ninth to the fifth century B.C.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Hallstatt, Austria, or the Hallstatt civilization.
- After the type site at Hallstatt, a village of northern Austria. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hallstatt Mayor Alexander Scheutz describes the plan as "a compliment to our village," while hotel owner Monika Wenger thinks at least some Chinese who have seen the copycat version of Hallstatt will want to visit the original.”
“With most of them dependent on the hundreds of thousands of tourists who overrun Hallstatt's 900 inhabitants each year, they see the project as good for business.”
“Such sentiments are shared by at least some of the hundreds of Chinese visitors swarming Hallstatt daily during the summer months.”
“Wenger, the Hallstatt hotel owner, noted the drawings in her possession show sections of Hallstatt in mirror image — possibly suggesting an effort to evade copyright claims.”
“Wenger and Scheutz, the Hallstatt mayor, said no such moves are planned, with both expressing the conviction that ultimately the benefits of the Chinese copy will outweigh any hard feelings caused by the secretive approach.”
“Minmetals executive Crystal He says the developer plans to copy all of Hallstatt's touristic core.”
“Hallstatt has a centuries-old culture, says Scheutz.”
“Although the Chinese developers say construction started in April, Scheutz and Wenger say the village knew nothing about the plan to replicate Hallstatt until early this month.”
“It feels as if I'm going to heaven, says 22-year-old Stacy Xianoquan Yuan of Shandong, when asked about the feelings that Hallstatt evoked.”
“I don't like the idea of knowing that a team was present here for years measuring, and photographing and studying us," she said Thursday, sitting at her hotel's terrace against the stunning backdrop of Lake Hallstatt, its surface mirroring nearby granite peaks.”
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