The Celtic Museum in Hallein

The Celtic Museum in Hallein

In Celtic, the name "Hallein" means "City of Salt " (hall - saline). The strong influx of immigrants, due to the development of other industries, such as wood, the city got the nickname of "Little Istanbul". Despite its economic importance, Hallein remained an important tourist destination. This is mainly due to short trips from Salzburg made ​​by tourists to visit the salt mines, which are now a series of mines organized in a form of exhibition and also the Celtic Museum in Hallein (... [ read more ]

Things to know about Hallein for visitors

Things to know about Hallein for visitors

Hallein is a historic town in the Austrian state of Salzburg, the capital of the Hallein district. It is located in the region of Tennengau, at about 15 km in the south of Salzburg, along the Salzach River in the shadow of the Untersberg Mountains, near the border with Germany. With a population of about 20,000 people, Hallein is the second largest city in the state of Salzburg and because of its salt mines in Mount Dürrnberg was also the main source of wealth of the region since the Mid... [ read more ]