Dürrnberg

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Dürrnberg
Village
Dürrnberg seen from the Barmsteine
Dürrnberg seen from the Barmsteine
Dürrnberg is located in Austria
Dürrnberg
Dürrnberg
Coordinates: 47°39′58″N 13°5′24″E / 47.66611°N 13.09000°E / 47.66611; 13.09000Coordinates: 47°39′58″N 13°5′24″E / 47.66611°N 13.09000°E / 47.66611; 13.09000
Country  Austria
State  Salzburg
District Hallein
Municipality Hallein
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 746
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5422
Area code(s) (+43) 06245
Licence plate HA

Dürrnberg, also named Bad Dürrnberg, is an Austrian village part of the municipality of Hallein, in Hallein District (Tennengau), Salzburg State. It is the location of the Hallein Salt Mine (Salzbergwerk Dürrnberg).[1]

History[edit]

The history of Dürrnberg and its territory is closely related to the presence of salt on its mountains. Previously used as an allocation for nomadic hunters around 2000/2500 years b.C., was used by Celtic tribes around 600 BC.[2]

Geography[edit]

The village is located on a hillside upon Salzach river and under the Obersalzberg mountain range. It lies close to Austrian borders with Bavaria, Germany and nearest German village is Oberau, few km after the frontier. Dürrnberg is 4 km far from Hallein, 20 from Salzburg and 12 from the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden.

Main sights[edit]

The Hallein Salt Mine, also known as Salzbergwerk Dürrnberg, is an underground salt mine located in the middle of the village. Opened for visitors in 1994, it hosts a museum and is receptive for tourism, as the other Austrian underground salt mines in Hallstatt and Altaussee.[2]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Dürrnberg at Wikimedia Commons