Keltenpavillon Bad Nauheim

Keltenpavillon Bad Nauheim

address
Zanderstraße 3
61231 Bad Nauheim
Phone
+49 (0) 6032 929922
eMail
info@bad-nauheim.de
Web
Opening hours
Monday
April to October: 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday
April to October: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday
April to October: 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday
April to October: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday
April to October: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday
April to October: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday
April to October: 10 am – 6 pm
Entrance fees
3.30 €
Sector
Nature; Archaeology
Category
Museums
Sponsor
Stadt Bad Nauheim
Founded
2010
Focus of collection
Archeology; Natural history
Location
Wetteraukreis
Information

The Celtic saltworks in the Bad Nauheim area played an important role as salt suppliers for the surrounding area since the 3rd century BC. Especially the large Celtic oppida near Oberursel in the Taunus and near Biebertal on the edge of the Westerwald probably owe their wealth to this salt production. About 160 years ago, ash layers, hearths, stone pavements and Celtic objects made of ceramics and metal were discovered during new construction in the core city and during the creation of the spa park, which were clearly related to salt production. Extensive excavations followed in the 1950s and 1960s, which brought to light not only Celtic but also early medieval saltworks. Excavations since 1995 have uncovered the largest early industrial Celtic site in Europe to date. Visitors can boil salt themselves in the archaeological pavilion under expert guidance just like the Celts did.