(Vienna) The Austrian village of Hallstatt, popular with selfie lovers for its resemblance to that of Disney’s Frozen film, has erected a wooden barrier to block the view of the Alps in protest against tourism in mass.

“We reacted to the complaints of the inhabitants” of the locality, explained to AFP an official of the municipality who does not wish to give his name, specifying that the work took place last week.

With its traditional houses plunging from the cliffside over a pristine lake and the spire of its church pointing skyward, Hallstatt, which received around a million visitors a year before the COVID-19 pandemic, has once again become a popular place. Internet users.

The village was copied life-size in China and has been popular in South Korea since a television series in which it is mentioned. Hallstatt, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, has, internet users assure, also inspired Disney to imagine the kingdom of Arendelle.

The barrier was erected in the hope that tourists would no longer flock to one of the most popular places to take selfies, including causing noise pollution.

The duration of his installation will depend on the reaction to this decision, according to the representative interviewed.