Celtic Museum Heuneburg

 

The Celtic Museum Heuneburg (Heuneburg Museum) in Herbertingen-Hundersingen 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.