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Keltenmuseum Heuneburg in Herbertingen

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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.

 

Opening times

2 April 2019 until 30 October 2019
Tuesdays to Sundays as well as public holidays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Admission

Adults 3,00 €
Groups, Reduced rate 2,00 € p. P.
Families 6,50 €
School classes 1,30 € p. P.

If you visit the Open-Air Museum Heuneburg, it is possible to get a reduced admission.

Guided tours in the Heuneburg Museum
Groups:
1 h (30,00 €)
1,5 h (40,00 €)

School classes:
45 min (20,00 €)

Contact / reservations

Museum administration
Heuneburg Museum
Keltenmuseum Heuneburg
Holzgasse 6
88518 Herbertingen

Tel. +49 (0) 7586/920821
Fax +49 (0) 7586/920861
E-Mail: info@heuneburg.de

Information and reservation
Heuneburg Museum
Binzwanger Str. 14
88518 Herbertingen-Hundersingen

Tel./Fax +49 (0) 7586/1679

 

Archaeological Walk Heuneburg

The Heuneburg site offers a variety of prehistoric monuments. Following excavation, the grave mounds like the Hohmichele were reconstructed exactly to their original dimensions.

Since 1993 these historical sites, the Heuneburg and the Heuneburg Museum have been linked to an archaeological walk. It is roughly 8 kilometres long and clearly signposted.

The blaze:

The red arrow shows you the way along the Archaeological Walk according to the numbering, the white ones shows you the way back.

The Archaeological Walk leads from the Heuneburg Museum past the most important sites associated with the early Celtic settlement center along the upper Danube, returning the visitor to the Museum after a walk of about 2,5 – 3 hours. The Walk runs alongs the Danube terrace to the Lehenbühl, a monumental burial mound or tumulus dating to the first half of the 6th century BC. The mediaval Baumburg, a foundation mound whose core may be another Iron Age tumulus, is also located on this part of the trial. From there the tour continues to the Heuneburg hillfort itself. It then runs across the outer settlement past a group of four monumental tumuli in the Giessübel-Talhau parcel, and after about 30 minutes‘ walk leads the visitor to the Hohmichele tumulus, one of the largest burial mounds preserved anywhere in central Europe. Each archaeological monument is clearly markes by explanatory sign boards.