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Archeological Excavations Beneath the Sports Shop Janu

Hallstatt, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

Discoveries date back to various periods in history - from prehistoric times to the modern day. These excavations show 7000 years of Hallstatt's history. 

Archaeological excavations

This "chance discovery" (emergency excavation by the Federal Office for the Protection of Monuments from 1990-1994) provided the opportunity for the first time in the center of Hallstatt to document a sequence of strata from the present day to prehistoric and early historic times.


  •  the salt works forge with a hammer mill and fluter
  •  outer walls of the Habsburg Court from the High Middle Ages
  •  foundation remains from Roman times
  •  prehistoric layers of the prehistory and early history
  •  besides numerous findings like these
    •   Metal objects (Saline forge),
    •   ceramics/stone-age,
    •   prehistoric
    •   Roman
    •   medieval and modern.

Under the sports store Dachsteinsport Janu in the center of Hallstatt.

Freely accessible during business hours.

Hire of skis, toboggans, cross country ski equipment, ice skates etc available in the shop.

Experience a 360° panorama tour over Lake Hallstatt…

Monday to Sunday
9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

  • opened daily


512 m

Accessibility / arrival

You will find us in the center of Hallstatt

by car
from Salzburg:
Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left towards Hallstatt
from Linz:
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left towards Hallstatt
from Vienna/Graz:
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Aussee, turn onto Koppen street via Obertraun to Hallstatt
from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn towards Hallstatt
by train
Attnang-Puchheim – Stainach-Irdning lines
arriving at "train station Hallstatt", take the ferry to Hallstatt

by bus
bus 542/543
arriving at bus stop “Hallstatt Lahn”
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en(bus).

  • Parking space: 450
  • Bus parking space: 5
Parking fees

P1/P2/P3/P4 Short term tariffs 15 minutes free 1 hour: 4.00 Euro 2 hours: 7.00 Euro 3-4 hours: 9.00 Euro 5-6 hours: 9.50 Euro 7-12 hours 10.00 Euro From the 13th hour: daily tariff 15.00 Euro Lost ticket: € 30 Bus fee: € 40.00 per day

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    The excavations in the basement can be viewed free of charge.

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    • All weather
    • Suitable for groups
    • Suitable for schools
    • Suitable for kids (10 - 14 Year)
    • Pets allowed
    • Suitable for teenagers
    • Suitable for seniors
    • Suitable for single travelers
    • Suitable for friends
    • Suitable for couples
    • Suitable for children
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter

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    Archeological Excavations Beneath the Sports Shop Janu
    Seestraße 50
    4830 Hallstatt

    Phone +43 6134 8298
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    Johannes Janu
    Dachsteinsport Janu
    Seestraße 50
    4830 Hallstatt

    Phone +43 6134 8298

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    Johannes Janu
    Seestraße 50
    AT-4830 Hallstatt

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