26 Jun '11, 2pm

China To Build An Exact Replica of Picturesque Austrian Village: Original photo: Bossi under a Creative Commons

Original photo: Bossi under a Creative Commons license . Hallstatt, in Austria, is home to the world's oldest known salt mine, a UNESCO World Heritage site , and hosts up to 800,000 visitors annually. But soon tourists coming from China won't have to go so far to see Hallstatt in all its mountain and lakeside beauty. That's because China is busy building an exact replica of the famous village, reported Der Spiegel . Photo: Sander Hoogendoorn under a Creative Commons license . That means that Hallstatt, China, will include every building, statue, and architectural detail of its original Austrian "inspiration." Not to mention the lake and mountains. And while the more glass-half-full types among Hallstatt's 800 residents see the Chinese clone as a potential boon for tourism, others are not so happy. It raises legal issues (can you copy a city and individual buildings?) as we...

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