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Bad Dürrnberg#

Bad Duerrnberg, province of Salzburg, district of Hallein, part of the municipal community of Hallein, alt. 772 m, health resort since 1954, old place of pilgrimage (veneration of the Virgin Mary), St. Josef hydropathic centre (sodium-calcium-chloride-sulphate spring), mountain station of the Salzbergbahn Hallein cable railway, mining museum, Celtic open-air museum (reconstruction of a homestead and a burial chamber), educational trail about Celtic culture; show mine, tourism. - The settlement on Duerrnberg Mountain (extending from Moserstein Mountain via today´s village centre to Ramsaukopf Mountain) ranks among the most important centres of Celtic culture in Europe. Salt mining was practised from the early Iron Age, numerous pre-historic grave findings, e.g. a bronze flagon dating around 400 B.C. (displayed in the Carolino Augusteum museum in the city of Salzburg, Prehistory), Renaissance pilgrim church (1594-1612) built of red marble ashlars and containing a miraculous wooden image of the Mater Admirabilis (Virgin and Child, 1612). Tennengauer Einhoefe (one-building farmsteads where farm buildings and living unit are combined under one roof and are linked with connecting alleys, typical of the Tennengau region), skiing area Zinkenkogel Mountain.

Literature#

Die Kelten in Mitteleuropa, exhibition catalogue, Hallein 1980; J. W. Neugebauer, Oe. Urzeit, 1990; Salz, exhibition catalogue, Hallein 1994; C. Brand, Zur eisenzeitlichen Besiedlung des Duerrnberges bei Hallein, 1995; U. Kammerhofer-Aggermann, Bergbau. Alltag und Identitaet der Duerrnberger Bergleute und Halleiner Salinenarbeiter in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 1998; G. Steiner, Salz als Attraktion. Der Duerrnberg in seiner Geschichte, 1998.