In the Footsteps of the Celts in Tennengau
In the center of historic Hallein, in the Austrian province of Salzburg, you will discover centuries-old treasures. They are safely stored in the Museum of the Celts, which is housed in a former salt administration building dating back to the 17th century. Thanks to its unique collection, this museum is one of the biggest and most important museums of Celtic history in all of Europe.
Awaiting you at the Museum of the Celts…
For visitors big and small, a genuine highlight
Whether gazing on the world-famous, 2500-year-old beaked jug, marveling at one of the three princely rooms from the 18th century, or admiring one of the valuable ornaments made from precious materials: The Museum of the Celts in Hallein is an absolute highlight of any holiday spent in Salzburg, for adults and children alike. Which, of course, also makes it one of the top attractions in Tennengau. For visitors big and small, the museum promises exciting stories and a journey into the far-distant past.
The Treasure from the Dürrnberg
Treasure hunters, big and small, are certain to “strike it rich” at the Museum of the Celts in SalzburgerLand. 2500 years old, 46 centimeters tall, made out of bronze: The treasure I am talking about is, of course, the world-famous beaked jug. It lay safely buried for centuries inside the Dürrnberg outside Hallein, until it saw the light of day again in 1930. Since then, this jug has justifiably enjoyed fame as an extraordinarily unique Celtic find. But needless to say, that’s not all that awaits you here. In addition to the famous jug, you will be able to browse dozens of other ancient archaeological discoveries.
30 rooms in total inform you and your family about the life of the Celts in the Tennengau. In addition, the Museum of the Celts in Hallein shares interesting facts about “white gold” – I am talking, of course, about salt, a product which had an immense impact upon all of SalzburgerLand. You and your children will also be able to immerse yourselves in the history of Hallein as a city, with countless fascinating stories to be told. The emphasis here is on bringing history to life. That said, open burial chambers, bone finds and walkable tunnels promise an authentic journey all the way back to Celtic times, especially appealing to children. And let’s not forget: With the TennengauPLUS-Card, the price of admission is discounted for you and your loved ones!
How to reach Museum of the Celts Hallein
The museum is housed in the same building as the former salt administration building in Hallein, close to Salzburg City. We suggest leaving your car parked on the Pernerinsel. With your valid TennengauPLUS-Card, you can also ride buses and trains in the Tennengau, all the way into Salzburg City, for free. Buses stop in the heart of the historic city center, while the train station is only about a 10-minute walk away.
Opening Times: The Museum of the Celts, not far from Salzburg, is open daily between 9 AM and 5 PM. Private guided tours are also offered (by phone appointment) for families with children!
Tip: In Hallein near Salzburg and close to the Dürrnberg, you will also discover the Silent Night Museum and the Hallein Salt Mine, along with Salina Celtic Village. Great excursion destinations for parents with children
Tip from Cleverix: from the Silent Night Museum to the Hallein Salt Mine
As a Celtic lad, of course, I am really interested to know more about my ancestors. If you also want to immerse yourself in the past, I would definitely suggest taking a walk through the historic city of Hallein. On the trail of salt, be sure to pay a visit to the Hallein salt mine on the Dürrnberg. And for a faster-paced experience, how about a ride on the longest Alpine Slide in Salzburg – the Keltenblitz. The Silent Night Museum in Hallein is also open for you daily.
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Have we whet your appetite for a journey back in time to the days of the Ancient Celts? The Museum of the Celts in Hallein and 31 other top attractions await you during your family holiday in the Tennengau region of SalzburgerLand.
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