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Hallein-Bad Dürrnberg

Celtic Town on the Salzach River
Celtic Town on the Salzach River

The history of the town dates back to the pre-Christian century. Hallein owed its former wealth to the salt which was mined on the Dürrnberg by the Celts, which still today dominates the town and its surroundings.

The history of the town dates back to the pre-Christian century. Hallein owed its former wealth to the salt which was mined on the Dürrnberg by the Celts, which still today dominates the town and its surroundings.

The Celtic Museum in Hallein is one of the largest museums for Celtic history in Europe. Unique finds from the Celtic settlement areas and burial places can be seen. The highlight is the famous, 2,500 year old beak-jug.

One of the most famous and most visited sights is the Dürrnberg Salt Mine. Over 2500 years ago, the Celts mined the white gold and began digging deep shafts into the mountain. Salt mining has been discontinued now, though visitors can still enjoy tracking the salt in the salt worlds. The long ‘Miner’s Slides’ that lead deep into the mountain are especially fun for children.

Driving just a few curves further on from the salt mine, you will come to the longest summer toboggan run in the SalzburgerLand.

And here in winter there is a lot happening at the Zinken-lifts. When there is sufficient snow, big and small skiers and snowboarders abound on the slopes. Due to its proximity to the city of Salzburg, the Dürrnberg is an ideal family ski area and not only for Salzburg people. Even ski-tourers appreciate the easy accessibility.

Did you know that…
in Hallein there is a Silent Night Museum? The museum is in the former sexton’s house, in which the composer Franz Xaver Gruber worked for 28 years on the most famous Christmas Carol “Silent Night, Holy Night”.

As the district capital of Tennengau with its historically protected centre, Hallein offers a lot around the clock, 24hrs a day.

 

Contact

Tourismusverband Hallein
Mauttorpromenade 6, Pernerinsel
5400 Hallein

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