The Celtic Way of Life

2500 years ago, the Celts dominated the Saar-Lor-Lux region, compromising Saarland, Luxembourg, Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia in Belgium. Their princes were much feared as warriors. They laid the foundations for a new culture, the Latène culture. The exhibition in the Volklingen Hütte Ironwork shows a cross section of the unimaginably rich princes’ graves and at the most important site of industrial iron production brings the beginnings of the iron age are brought back to life. The Celts were the first to perfect the forging of iron. New weapons and tools were created. The life of the Celts is full of mysteries however. How did they live, what did they eat, what were their tools, clothes and weapons like ? The exhibition presents a comprehensive insight into a forgotten chapter of our European culture. More than 150 groups of exhibits of Celtic innovation, culture and power bring the Celtic way of living back to life, among others the druids, who were the cult and intellectual elite of late Celtic society. They were priests, judges and keepers of knowledge. They pass on this knowledge by word of mouth from generation to generation, and today they still catch the imagination.