This Austrian village is 'frozen'
but not in terms of its temperature
Everything has ground to a halt here
In a normal year 1 million tourists
would come to visit Halstatt: population 780
(SOUNDBITE) (German) RESTAURANT OWNER MARKUS PAUL DERBL, SAYING:
"We rely on foreign tourists for about 95 percent of our income. They mostly come from Asia, America and England and neighboring European countries. If the borders are closed it will be very difficult for us to keep any sort of business ticking over."
Many visitors come to see
the picture-perfect postcard village
made famous by a South Korean TV series
Austrian restaurants are set to reopen at the end of May
But borders remain essentially closed
leaving locals with an anxious wait
for life to return to normal