Top Choice Mine in Hallein & Around


During Salzburg’s princely heyday, the sale of salt filled its coffers. Today, 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 pa…
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 and Gruber, a schoolteacher at the time, came…