MEET THE CELTS, LIVE PREHISTORY, ON THE TRAIL OF URBAN HISTORY
The Museum of the Celts in Hallein is one of the largest museums for Celtic history and art in Europe. Other aspects of the past that come to life here as well are the prehistory of Salzburg and the urban history of Hallein. The combination of Ice Age burial grounds, settlement areas and salt mining on Dürrnberg is unique in Europe. Walk-in mining galleries, views into burial chambers, artistic gold jewellery – art and culture of the Celts can be experienced in close-up in Hallein. The absolute highlight: the beak-spouted Dürrnberg Jug, 2,500 years old, with its fabulous predatory beasts and demons. A separate exhibition on the ground floor transports visitors on a time trip to the prehistory of Salzburg. Moreover, three archiepiscopal royal rooms from 1756/57 are on show, together with objects illustrating the history of Hallein and the historical salt industry.
Since 1 January 2012, the Museum of Celts Hallein and the Salzburg Museum GmbH have been working together based on a contractual management and cooperation agreement.
The Museum of Celts Hallein also owns the Silent Night Museum Hallein, housed in the former home of the carol's composer Franz Xaver Gruber.