Celtic Village at Stoanabichl
It was more by chance than anything else that in April 1962, during the laying of a new water main in Uttendorf, a large burial ground dating from the Hallstatt period (750-600 BC) was discovered in the Untersteinfeld area. Shortly afterwards, the site of a prehistoric settlement at Stoanabichl was successfully identified.
The finds from the excavations at Stoanabichl indicate a very early settlement (around 1800 BC to the late antique 4th/5th century AD). As an archaeological site with far-reaching trade connections, Uttendorf is of supra-regional importance. It is the only site where all aspects of a prehistoric way of life can be found: Settlement, cemetery, mining and trade routes.
In 2001, work began on the reconstruction of a Celtic village. The inhabitants lived from copper mining (Viertalalm, 1,600 m above sea level). The exchange of this coveted raw material led to contacts with regions as far away as northern Italy, Slovenia and the northern foothills of the Alps.
The Celts in Uttendorf
It was more by chance than anything else when a large archaeological burial ground from the Hallstatt period (750 - 600 BC) was discovered in the Untersteinfeld area in April 1962 in the course of laying the new local water pipe in Uttendorf.
Soon afterwards, the location of a prehistoric settlement at Stoanabichl was successfully identified. The settlement was founded as early as the Early Bronze Age (1800 BC) and was continuously inhabited from the Urnfield Period (9th century BC) to Late Antiquity (4th/5th century AD). This is confirmed by finds uncovered in the course of archaeological excavations.
The inhabitants of that time lived from copper mining on the Viertalalm (1,600 m above sea level). The barter trade with this coveted raw material led, as findings show, to contacts with distant regions such as Upper Italy, Slovenia and the northern foothills of the Alps.
Opening hours from 1 May to 31 October
Tuesday to Friday & Sunday
each from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. -
and on request!
|With guest card - adults||€ 7,00|
|With guest card - children||€ 3,50|
|Local residents & guests with Uttendorf guest card - adults||€ 4,00|
|Local residents & guests with Uttendorf guest card - children||€ 2,00|
|With the SalzburgerLand Card & National Park Sommercard||free of charge|
History moves ...
In the Celtic Village, the work and way of life of the prehistoric inhabitants is demonstrated in a vivid way.
If you would like to learn more about the history of the Stoanabichl Celtic Village and the way of life of the Celts, their customs, rituals and mythology, then let yourself be whisked away into the world of the Celts on our guided tours with a bilingual audio guide! Ferdinand Cenger will be happy to answer any questions you may have on site during opening hours.
Experience the "origins of our culture" and visit us in the Stoanabichl Celtic Village!
To the Celtic village via the butterfly trail ...
The Celtic village can also be easily reached on foot via the butterfly trail. The educational trail starts above the church and informs with information boards about the rich biodiversity of the local butterflies. The varied biotopes, the "erratic blocks" from the Ice Age and the colourful insect and plant world enchant nature lovers of all ages. The walk to the Celtic village takes about 45 minutes. Afterwards, you can stop off at the Alpengasthof Liebenberg above the Celtic village.
Please note that the buildings in the Celtic Village can only be visited during the current opening hours. The area is always open.
For a special celebratory setting......
The Celtic Village at Stoanabichl can also be hired for all kinds of festivities (weddings, christenings, family celebrations, etc.).