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 ]

The Salzburg salt mine in Hallein

The Salzburg salt mine in Hallein

The Salzburg Salt Mine is one of the oldest mines pf this type, currently being used as a tourist attraction. It is located near the town of Hallein, at approximately 15 km south of Salzburg. The address of the salt mine is Ramsaustraße no. 3.  Over time it had a very high importance in the development of Salzburg. The first salt mines here were made by the Celts, approximately in the year 600 BC. In 1542 there were more than 20,000 tons of salt, but the peak production was reached in 1... [ 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 ]