World Heritage Day - April 18th, 2022 7000 years of salt - the many facets of a unique salt landscape
We will celebrate World Heritage Day
on April 18, 2022
7000 years of salt production have created a unique cultural landscape. The region was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site 25 years ago. On the occasion of this anniversary, the diversity of culture, art, craft and the salt and wood industry is presented and celebrated together with the other world heritage sites.
The exact program is coming soon.
Live excavations at the prehistoric burial ground July 4th - August 5th, 2022, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Hallstatt 7000: Live excavations at the prehistoric burial ground
Visit our excavations in the prehistoric grave fields. Scientists from the Natural History Museum in Vienna are happy to let you watch them go about their work and will tell you about their exciting research in the Hallstatt High Valley, one of the most significant archaeological sites from the Early Iron Age, which explains why that age is also known as the “Hallstatt Period”.
July 4th - August 5th, 2022, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Special Tour "Prehistoric Expedition" July & August, each Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m.
July & August, each Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m.
Together with archaeologists, away from the regular tour route, inside the world's oldest salt mine. The Prehistoric Expedition makes it possible!
This 4-hours insider tour is suitable for ages 10 and older and demands a basic level of physical fitness.
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The work of archaeologists and restorers August 15th - September 23rd, 2022, Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hallstatt 7000: The work of archaeologists and restorers
Follow the path taken by archaeological finds, from the mine itself to the display cases of the "Alte Schmiede" archaeology center on the Salzberg near Hallstatt.
August 15th - September 23rd, 2022, Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Archaeology on the Mountain September 17th & 18th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hallstatt 7000: Archaeology on the Mountain - Archaeology live
September 17th & 18th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scientists from Natural History Museum Vienna and their collaborative partners present their latest research findings from the world’s oldest salt mine in the high valley above Hallstatt.
Select archaeological finds from the 2022 digging season are presented on location!
- Immerse yourself in the history of humankind and the environment – as current today as it was 3000 years ago.
- History books written in the ground beneath our feet – learn how the marshes and ocean deposits can be read and interpreted, along with detailed information about the “history of salt” itself.
- The same story for thousands of years – consumption, production, natural resources, labor, transport. Scarcity of resources and sustainable business practices are issues that have accompanied salt production from the very beginning.
- The long path taken by archaeological finds. Every step of the work process right there before your eyes – from discovery and recovery inside the mine tunnels, to presentation in the display case.
- Digital archaeology – learn how laser scanners and CT are used in archaeology and allow yourself to be transported back to the world of prehistoric miners with the help of spherical panoramas and 3-D models.
Participation in this event is free of charge!