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Hallein
Hallein vom Barmstoa2.jpg
Coat of arms of Hallein
Coat of arms
Hallein is located in Austria
Hallein
Hallein
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°40′59″N 13°05′49″E / 47.68306°N 13.09694°E / 47.68306; 13.09694Coordinates: 47°40′59″N 13°05′49″E / 47.68306°N 13.09694°E / 47.68306; 13.09694
Country Austria
State Salzburg
District Hallein (district)
Government
 • Mayor Christian Stöckl (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 26.98 km2 (10.42 sq mi)
Elevation 447 m (1,467 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 20,378
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5400
Area code 06245
Vehicle registration HA
Website Official website

Hallein is a historic town in the Austrian state of Salzburg, the capital of the Hallein district. It is located in the Tennengau region south of the City of Salzburg, along the Salzach river in the shadow of the Untersberg massif, near the border with Germany. With a population of c. 20,300, Hallein is the second largest town of the Salzburg state.

History[edit]

Hallein, street with churchtower

Long known for the Hallein Salt Mine in the Dürrnberg plateau, settlements in the area have been traced 4000 years back. It was a Celtic community from 600 BCE until the Romans took over their Noricum kingdom in 15 BCE. The name Hallein is one of many Hall-names in the south German language area that may have something to do with salt mining and for which Celtic, Germanic and other origins have been discussed.[citation needed]

In the 11th century the extraction of salt at Hallein became crucial for the economic wealth of the Salzburg Archbishopric, competing with the salt production of Reichenhall in Bavaria. Archbishop Kuenburg had the Protestant miners expelled at the end of the 17th century, after which several hundred of them emigrated to Walcheren and Zeelandic Flanders in the Dutch Republic.

World War II[edit]

Hallein was the site of a work camp annex to the Dachau concentration camp during World War II. After the war, it was the site of a permanent Displaced Persons camp (Beth Israel). In mid-1947, ORT opened a school in two of the barracks, teaching tailoring, dressmaking, electrical and radio technology, baking, beautician training, and upholstery to over 200 students. Later ORT also offered English language classes. In 1948, with the closure of other DP camps, Hallein became the Austrian collection point for Jewish emigrees to Canada and the United States. The camp closed in 1954.[2]

Culture[edit]

The Saltworks on Perner Island, opposite the Salt Office. Now used as a Salzburg Festival Concert Hall

Hallein hosts two museums of historic and musical interest. The Keltenmuseum displays artifacts and narrative describing the early Hallstatt and La Tene Celtic cultures as well as the development of salt mining in the region through the Middle Ages and Renaissance.[3] The Silent Night Museum features information relating to the composing of one of the best-known Christmas songs of the 19th century. It documents the life and times of composer Franz Xaver Gruber. The museum houses the guitar originally used by lyricist Joseph Mohr and several signed copies of the sheet music.[4]

Politics[edit]

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2009 elections:

Transportation[edit]

Hallein can be reached by suburban S-Bahn railway from the city of Salzburg. It has also access to the A 10 Tauernautobahn (European route E55) from Salzburg to Villach.

Notable people[edit]

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:48:45 -0800

Ein 87-jähriger E-Bike-Lenker kollidierte Samstagmittag in Hallein (Tennengau) mit einem Pkw. Der Mann erlag später seinen schweren Verletzungen. Ein 44-jährige Pkw-Lenker aus Deutschland fuhr gegen 11.15 Uhr in Richtung Stadtbrücke. Zur selben ...

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:35:27 -0800

Weil eine Neunjährige in ihrem Kinderzimmer eine Zigarette geraucht und an der Wand ausgedämpft hatte, brach am späten Mittwochabend in einer Wohnung in Hallein (Tennengau) ein Brand aus. Das berichtete die Polizei Salzburg am Donnerstag.

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 04:54:15 -0800

... rechten Fahrbahnrand gegen eine Gartenmauer. Durch die Wucht des Aufpralls schlitterte das Auto über die Gegenfahrbahn und stürzte rund vier Meter in die Tiefe. Das Fahrzeug blieb an einem Baum hängen. Die Freiwillige Feuerwehr Hallein befreite ...

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 03:01:49 -0800

Die Freiwillige Feuerwehr Hallein barg die Frau aus dem Auto und räumte die Unfallstelle. Die 52-Jährige wurde unbestimmten Grades verletzt. Sie wurde mit dem Rettungshubschrauber Christophorus 6 in das Unfallkrankenhaus Salzburg eingeliefert.

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:56:15 -0800

Der Viskosezellstoff-Hersteller Schweighofer Fiber in Hallein (Tennengau) erweitert seine Biogasanlage um einen neuen Reaktor: Der 23 Meter hohe und 15 Meter Durchmesser starke Behälter wird die Biogasproduktion am Standort Hallein von 900 auf ...

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salzburg24.at
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 03:01:17 -0800

Eine Reihe von Waffen hatte ein 15-jähriger Bursch in seiner Wohnung in Hallein (Tennengau) gehortet. Das „Waffenlager“ flog auf, weil er am Freitag eine Telefonzelle mit einer Stahlrute zertrümmert hatte. Die Polizisten folgten den Spuren im Schnee.

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:11:15 -0800

Der Tabellenfünfte der Salzburger Liga hört in Zukunft auf den klingenden Namen Union Steinmetz Fallwickl . "Wir sind sehr glücklich, diesen Deal eingefädelt zu haben. Mit dem Unternehmen Steinmetz Fallwickl haben wir einen starken Partner an unserer ...

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:48:45 -0800

Der Verein um Obfrau Birgitt Stieldorf hat sich für dieses Jahr folgende Themenschwerpunkte vorgenommen: Feststadt Hallein, Sudhaus Werkstätten, Filmstadt Hallein und Dürrnberger Konzerte. Außerdem will man Kooperationen zwischen Vereinen fördern ...
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