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Salzwelten

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

Keltenmuseum

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…
Performing Arts in Hallein & Around

Halleiner Festwochen

First-rate musicians and artists draw crowds to the Halleiner Festwochen. The festival is one of the headliners on the summer events program in Salzburgerland, with everything from classical concerts to live jazz, p…
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…
International in Hallein & Around

Esswerk

Housed in an old paper factory, Esswerk is a contemporary, chilled-out spot for Austrian and international grub, or simply a drink at the bar. It does a line in pizzas, burgers, pasta dishes and salads, as well as m…
Spanish in Hallein & Around

Toro Toro

Lodged in the vaults of an old castle on the fringes of town, Toro Toro is a little snippet of España in the Austrian Alps. The tapas and dishes – from clams cooked in sherry to paella – are expertly paired with Spa…
Cafe in Hallein & Around

Kurkurma

If you're seeking a coffee with a kick in Hallein, this is where you should head: it uses beans from 220 Grad (220°), a well-regarded Salzburg roasting company. The bright, minimalist, vaulted interior has a relaxed…
International in Hallein & Around

Hassl

The menu at this slick, friendly bistro places the accent on seasonal, regional and organic. The food is winningly fresh, big on flavour and attractively presented – be it a classic Wiener schnitzel, Thai curry or c…