Cities & Culture
State Museum of Prehistory Halle
The State Museum of Prehistory in Halle is one of the most important archaeological museums in Central Europe. It is home to one of Germany's oldest and most comprehensive archaeological collections.
A cornerstone of archaeological preservation in Saxony-Anhalt, the State Museum of Prehistory houses one of the oldest, most comprehensive and most significant archaeological collections in the whole of Germany. It is also known the world over as the home of the Nebra sky disk, a circular bronze plate with gold symbols that is somewhere between 3,700 and 4,100 years old. The museum's collection features 15 million artefacts in total.
The exhibition is divided into six sections, including "Intellectual Power", "Brilliant Bronze" and "Species Switch", which take visitors on a chronological journey through almost 400,000 years of history, from the start of the Stone Age to the Early Roman Empire. Germany's rich cultural heritage is explored through the elaborate, unconventional display of exquisite objects from the collection in the permanent exhibition. The museum is a modern, interactive space that is due to be extended. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday: 9 am–5 pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10 am–6 pm