The Celtic Museum at the village of Hochdorf near Stuttgart is located close to one of three royal burial-mounds found in this part of Germany. The museum shows many artifacts and the fully reconstructed burial-chamber found at Hochdorf. The royal chariot and other sepulchral relics have been meticulously reconstructed through experimental archeology, using only materials, tools, and techniques of craftsmanship which were known at the time. Preserved items of jewellery, copper plates, bronze bowls, weapons and armour show unique traces of the tools with which they were hammered and punched. Using this information, Celtic tools are recreated and they are used to produce perfect replicas of the ancient artifacts.
Reconstructed house on the site of the Celtic village at Hochdorf
Celtic pit-house with shingled roof
Pit-houses were subterranean places of work, like this spinning and weaving shope
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 with vegetables and grains which were available at the time
The Celtic Museum is located near one of three royal tumuli (Celtic tombs) found in this area
The stairs leading to the top of the Celtic tumulus have been added to facilitate visitor access and minimize erosion. The site was well chosen: there is a spectacular view from the top of the mound.