Iron-Age-Danube: The archaeological heritage of the Hallstatt Period

Monumental Landscapes of the Early Iron Age in the Danube Basin

Exploration of the rich archaeological heritage of the Early Iron Age (Hallstatt Period) using the most modern methods is the goal of the project ‘Iron Age Danube’, undertaken since January 1st, 2017, by the Universalmuseum Joanneum in collaboration with 11 project partners and 9 associated partners from 5 countries.

The activities range from devising an international strategy for supra-regional protection and for the sustainable usage of archaeological landscapes, to archaeological field research with the latest technical devices as part of an international research camp, and to new digital and analogue offerings for tourists in selected micro-regions. These include – besides the most significant Hallstatt Period sites in Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia – Großklein and Strettweg, the site where the world-famous chariot was found.     

Iron Age Danube is subsidised within the framework of the EU programme Interreg Danube Transnational Programme with EFRE funds in the amount of € 2,169,200.00. The project started on January 1st, 2017 and lasts until June 30th, 2019.

Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and our Interreg project website, where you can also subscribe to our newsletter.

Project team:

Dr. Marko Mele, project manager

Mag. Karl Peitler, steering manager

Mag. Angelika Schweiger, project assistant

Dr. Anja Hellmuth Kramberger, scientific assistant

Mag. Daniel Modl, scientific assistant

Patricia Raggam, BA, trainee

Archaeology Museum, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560


Opening Hours
27. March 2021 to 31. October 2021 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
01. November 2021 to 31. March 2022

closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment: 1. November to 19 December 2021

01. April 2022 to 30. October 2022 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
01. November 2022 to 31. March 2023

closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment: 1. November to 18 December 2022


1st November 2021 (

with guided tour

8th December 2021 (

with guided tour

18th April 2022
6th June 2022
15th August 2022
1st November 2022 (

with guided tour

8th December 2022 (

with guided tour


24th/25th December 2021
31st December 2021
24th/26th December 2022
31st December 2022