Celtic Museum Heuneburg

Hundersingen, Germany

The Celtic Museum Heuneburg features the original finds discovered throughout the many years of excavation at the Heuneburg. The exhibits underline the active trading contacts with other cultures: Greek imports, amber from the Baltic Sea, jewellery from Slovenia, transport amphoras from Marseilles.

From 1983 the former tithe barn in Hundersingen has been used as the Heuneburg Museum. This museum was operated until 2000 by the Heuneburg Museum Association. In 2000/2001 the Heuneburg Museum was redesigned.

Only 2 km from the Heuneburg Museum there is the Heuneburg – an early celtic princely residence. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Central Europe. In fact, it is considered to be the oldest town in the Northern Alpine Region. The excavated features leave little doubt that during the early Iron Age (circa 620 – 480 BC) the Heuneburg area was an important economic and political centre. Today it is assumed that the Heuneburg area is one of the places where Celtic art and culture developed.

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Founded: 700 BC
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: Iron Age (Germany)

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Susann Krüger (4 months ago)
Very suitable as a prelude to the historical background for the open-air museum. There is even a children's tour.
Guenter Schatz (13 months ago)
Small museum about the nearby Heuneburg and the Celts. The tour and the exhibition are interesting, but the highlight is the nearby open-air museum, where you can get an idea of ​​this era. A hike on the archaeological trail leads past many historical places and is about 8 km long.
H. M. (15 months ago)
Somewhat little to see in terms of exhibits. Lots of posters with information, but little interaction. The corner for the children was designed more interesting. We expected a little more.
Thomas Weixlgartner (15 months ago)
The area is very spacious, but the five houses built and the small part of the walk-on wall only give an idea of ​​the extent of the former size. In the large main house it is beautifully documented how the archaeologists find out about skeletons and their lives and diseases. It also shows how newer archaeological methods can be used.
Cologne 1975 (18 months ago)
beautiful place, offers a lot of relaxation opportunities
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