"SALINA" - village of the Celts on the Dürrnberg
There are many books that recount the daily life of Celts. But actually experiencing their daily life yourself, well, that's something different. That's why Salina Celtic Village on the Dürrnberg exists. Located right next to the salt mine in Hallein, it takes you back to the world as it was 2,600 years ago - to the exciting days of the Celts. Join us for this journey through time!
Immerse yourself in the daily life of the Celts, stroll through their homes and workshops, detailed replicas created in close cooperation with the Celtic Museum in Hallein. Life-size illustrations show you what it was like to live and work in a Celtic settlement. Thanks to archaeological excavations of grave sites on the Dürrnberg and other finds from Ice Age settlements elsewhere, it was possible to reconstruct countless little details precisely. The Dürrnberg, incidentally, is one of the most important Ice Age dig sites in Central Europe.
A day in the life of the Celts
Whether before or after your visit to the salt mine in Hallein: Take advantage of this unique opportunity and embark on a journey back in time! At Salina Celtic Village, you will gain authentic insights into the life and work of prehistoric miners on the Dürrnberg.
Want to learn even more about the world of the Celts? At the Celtic Museum in Hallein, you can see the actual originals of objects from the Celtic Village - and read many other exciting stories about the Ancient Celts.
The New Saltworks at the Celtic Village
The long mining and salt-processing tradition on the Dürrnberg, which came to an abrupt end in 1989 with the closure of the Hallein saltworks, is being brought back to life. Visitors to the Schausaline manufactory, which was built in 2019, are now able to experience salt production at Salzwelten Hallein first-hand. The master salt maker is more than happy to allow you to peek over his shoulder as he goes about his work, explaining the process and answering all your questions.
The saltworks is a perfect complement to any visit to the Hallein salt mine. From extraction to the finished product, it is now possible to follow every step of the process below and above ground.
As a delicious souvenir of an unforgettable excursion, hand-scooped BAD ISCHLER Salzzart gourmet salt refines every dish to perfection.
BAD ISCHLER Salzzart
Brand-new and one-of-a-kind: Our BAD ISCHLER Salzzart is made from natural Alpine brine and hand-scooped by our master salt maker on the Dürrnberg.
The naturally pure Alpine brine flows out of the centuries-old salt mine directly to the new saltworks where it is processed. Utilizing traditional techniques of salt extraction, soft flakes of salt are produced. Mild in flavor and melting gently on the palate, this gourmet salt is an ideal way to refine salty as well as sweet dishes. Our Austrian answer to Fleur de Sel!