Iron Age Danube Route

The foundation of the Iron Age Danube Route was laid in the project “Monumentalised Early Iron Age Landscapes in the Danube River Basin”, abbreviated as Iron-Age-Danube, which was co-financed by the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) of the European Union. The project focused on monumental archaeological landscapes of the Early Iron Age, characterised, for example, by fortified hilltop settlements and large tumulus cemeteries, from the era between roughly the 9th–4th centuries BC.

The project involved a partnership between twenty institutions from Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia, which also had the necessary expertise in archaeological heritage management and cultural tourism. The partners shared a vision of joint approaches to researching, managing and protecting complex (pre)historic landscapes and their integration into sustainable tourism.

After the end of the Iron-Age-Danube project, the partners were encouraged to develop a new transnational cultural route with the support of the Routes4U project of the European Council. The Iron Age Danube Route aims to connect and jointly promote regions, archaeological sites and museums, which present Iron Age heritage in the Danube region. In order to do so, high standards for the protection, research and presentation of this heritage have been established.

Iron Age Danube Route newsletter

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 until 19 December 2021


24th May 2021
1st November 2021 (

with guided tour

8th December 2021 (

with guided tour

26th December 2021 (

with guided tour


24th/25th December 2021
31st December 2021