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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 2013)[1]
 • Total 20,101
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/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. 19,500, 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 may be derived from the Greek word halas for salt.

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]

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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Bosch greift nach den Löhnen: Gehaltskürzungen in Hallein. Von Apa | 10.04.2014 - 18:23. Das Halleiner Werk des Motorenzulieferers Bosch will nach Kündigungen vier Prozent von den Bruttolöhnen der gebliebenen Mitarbeiter. Die Abstriche gelten ...

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Das erste Team, das den Coup im Cup schaffen will, ist am Mittwoch Union Hallein - und die Tennengauer haben bereits Erfahrung, was das Siegen über die Austria betrifft. Am 25. August 2007 schlugen die Halleiner auf eigener Anlage zu, feierten mit ...
 
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:00:39 -0700

Der FC Hallein kann wieder gewinnen. Nach zwei Niederlagen in Folge konnte der FC Hallein am vergangenen Samstag zu Hause gegen UFC Altenmarkt unter Trainer Thomas Eder einen Sieg einfahren. Vergangenen Samstag war Eder noch am Platz des ...
 
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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:48:45 -0700

Die Bürger von Hallein genossen im späten Mittelalter eine Reihe bestimmter Rechte, die erstmals 1287 nach dem Salzburger Stadtrecht fixiert wurden. Daneben hatten sie aber auch Pflichten zu erfüllen, dazu gehörte u. a. die Verteidigung der Stadt, die ...
 
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Am Montagabend klickten in Hallein die Handschellen. - © Bilderbox. Der Verkauf von gestohlenem Kupfer in großem Stil ist am Montag in Hallein (Tennengau) aufgeflogen. Die zwei Rumänen hatten das Metall von einer Baustelle in Freilassing gestohlen.

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Chemieunfall in Hallein: Berufsschule geräumt. Von Sn | 27.03.2014 - 20:07. Zu einem brisanten Zwischenfall ist es am Donnerstag in der Berufsschule am Weisslhofweg in Hallein gekommen. In einer Werkstatt ereignete sich beim Zusammenmischen eines ...
 
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Der SK Adnet konnte als einzige Tennengauer Mannschaft in den oberen Ligen einen vollen Erfolg einfahren. Ein Remi von Golling, für den Rest setzte es Niederlagen. Hallein: Dass beim FC Hallein 04 der Wurm drinnen ist, wusste man schon vor dem Spiel ...
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