The Magdalenenberg in Villingen-Schwenningen is one of the largest grave mounds of the Hallstatt period in Central Europe. It can be visited all year round.
The burial mound can be reached after a 30-minute walk starting at the Franciscan Museum. The Celtic Trail logo shows a small bronze bird recovered from the prince's burial chamber. It points the way to Magdalenenberg on signs.
Information boards provide details about the most important historical events relating to the Celtic prince's grave, such as the discovery of the burial chamber and the excavations. In addition, visitors can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
The finds of the archaeological excavations can be seen in the Franciscan Museum. In the permanent exhibition, selected burial objects are exhibited, and the prince's burial chamber can be visited in its original and partially reconstructed form.
An audio guide app for the Magdalenenberg Celtic Trail completes the 'Open-Air Museum'.The three audio tours 'In the Museum', 'On the Way' and 'The Monument' offer interesting facts from the Celtic world and additional information about the burial mound and the artifacts found. The app is available for iOS and Android, and the download is free of charge.
Images: City of Villingen-Schwenningen, Office of Cultural Affairs