Musée des Celtes Hochdorf

The Celtic Museum at Hochdorf / Enz, only 15 minutes away from Stuttgart, Allemagne

Le Musée des Celtes at the village of Hochdorf near Stuttgart is located close to one of three royal burial-mounds found in this part de l'Allemagne. The museum shows many artifacts et the fully reconstructed burial-chamber found at Hochdorf. The royal chariot et other sepulchral relics have been meticulously reconstructed through experimental archeology, using only materials, tools, et techniques of craftsmanship which were known at the time. Preserved items of jewellery, copper plates, bronze bowls, weapons et armour show unique traces of the tools avec which they were hammered et punched. Using this information, Celtic tools are recreated et they are used to produce perfect replicas of the ancient artifacts.

Reconstructed house on the site of the village celte à Hochdorf

Reconstructed house on the site of the Celtic village at Hochdorf

Celtic pit-house avec shingled roof.

Celtic pit-house avec shingled roof

Entrance et stairs leading into the pit. Pit-houses were subterranean places of work, like this spinning et weaving shop.

Pit-houses were subterranean places of work, like this spinning et weaving shope

Food supplies were stored in roofed ground bunkers. The structure on the left is a raised storeroom designed to keep rodents out.

Food supplies were stored in roofed ground bunkers. The structure on the left is a raised storeroom designed to keep rodents out

The garden of this Celtic farm has been planted avec vegetables et grains which were available at the time.

The garden of this Celtic farm has been planted avec vegetables et grains which were available at the time

Le Musée des Celtes is located near one of three tumuli (tombes celtes) found in this area.

Le Musée des Celtes is located near one of three tumuli (tombes celtes) found in this area

The stairs leading to the top of the tumulus have been added to facilitate visitor access et minimize erosion. The site was well chosen: there is a spectacular view from the top of the mound.

The stairs leading to the top of the tumulus have been added to facilitate visitor access et minimize erosion. The site was well chosen: there is a spectacular view from the top of the mound.

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