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Museum of the Celts Hallein
Meet the Celts, experience prehistory, feel the history of the city
The Museum of the Celts Hallein is one of the largest museums for Celtic history and art in Europe. The prehistory of Salzburg and the city history of Hallein also come alive here. The combination of Iron Age cemeteries, settlement areas and salt mining on the Dürrnberg is unique in Europe. Walkable galleries, insights into burial chambers, artistic gold jewellery - the art and culture of the Celts can be experienced in the Museum of the Celts Hallein. The absolute highlight: the 2,500-year-old Celtic beaked flagon from the Dürrnberg with its mythical beasts of prey and demons. A separate exhibition on the ground floor of the building takes visitors on a journey through time into Salzburg's prehistory. In addition, there are three archiepiscopal princely rooms dating from 1756/57 and objects relating to the history of Hallein and the historical salt industry.
Since 1 January 2012 the Museum of the Celts Hallein and the Salzburg Museum GmbH have been working together under a management and cooperation agreement.
The Museum of the Celts Hallein also includes the Hallein Silent Night Museum, which is housed in the former flat of the song composer Franz Xaver Gruber.