Underground cinema

In 2002 the oldest staircase ever found in Europe was discovered in the prehistoric section of the Hallstatt salt mines. Following many years of research work, it had to be moved from its original location to a new public area currently under construction. Opening in May 2015, the “Bronze Age Cinema” 400 meters below the surface will give visitors to the Salzwelten Hallstatt the chance to admire this 3000-year-old wood construction measuring over eight meters in length in a specially designed large display case.  
Foto © NHM Wien, Andreas W. Rausch