Salina Celtic Village
Salina Celtic Village, located right across from the Hallein Salt Mine on the Dürrnberg, is a fascinating attraction. In cooperation with the Celtic Museum in Hallein, visitors can immerse themselves completely in the Celtic world as it was 2500 years ago.
The Celtic Village on the Dürrnberg has existed since 1980. Built at that time on the occasion of the Provincial Garden Show, today it is perhaps more compelling than ever. The heart of the village is a series of reconstructed Celtic huts, while the atmospheric sound effects and true-to-the-original replicas transport visitors back to the world of 2500 years ago.
In the information building, a recreated grave site along with a film cast light on the work done by archaeologists and their fascinating hunt for artefacts on the mountain. History buffs might wish to peek inside an old miners’ house as well as a grave mound. A new highlight since 2014 are a set of life-size, illuminated illustrations created by Salzburger graphic designer and illustrator Werber Hölzl.
An attraction for the whole family
An interactive walking tour of Salina Celtic Village is especially appealing to children. And on the playground – with a slide, swings and a sand box – the time until the start of the guided tour will simply fly by. Also children under age four, who are still too young to enter the salt mine itself, love to spend time here. And good to know: With the “Salzwelten” ticket, bargain hunters not only get to visit Salina Celtic Village, but also the salt mine as well as the Celtic Museum in Hallein.