Top Choice Mine in Hallein & Around


The sale of salt filled Salzburg’s coffers during its princely heyday. At Austria’s biggest show mine, you can slip into a boilersuit to descend to the bowels of the earth. The tour aboard a rickety train passes thr…
Museum in Hallein & Around


Overlooking the Salzach, the glass-fronted Keltenmuseum runs chronologically through the region's heritage in a series of beautiful vaulted rooms. It begins with Celtic artefacts, including Asterix-style helmets, an…
Museum in Hallein & Around

Stille Nacht Museum

Hallein’s festive claim to fame is as the one-time home of Franz Xaver Gruber (1787–1863) who composed the carol Stille Nacht (Silent Night). Joseph Mohr penned the poem in 1816 and Gruber, a schoolteacher at the ti…