Multi-faceted and exciting – this sums up the museum landscape along the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer perfectly. Outstanding discoveries from Celtic and Roman times are presented in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier, the Museum am Dom in Trier and the Landesmuseum at the Ehrenbreitstein fortress in Coblenz, accessible via a cable car ride from the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) high above the Rhine. The Belginum archaeological park with its temple enclosure and cemetery is well worth a trip to the neighbouring Hunsrück bei Morbach.
If you are interested in paintings and sculptures, you should drop in to the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift in Trier. Just as worthwhile is the Mittelrheinmuseum in Coblenz, housed in the spectacular new building at the Forum Confluentes. The Glockengießerei (bell foundry) in Saarburg with its affiliated Amüseum allows you to gain a very clear insight into arts and craft.
The Buddha museum in Traben-Trarbach with more than 2000 exhibits from all over the world, the Museum am Dom and the Domschatzkammer in Trier, the Cusanus-Geburtshaus in Bernkastel-Kues as well as the Stiftsmuseum in Treis-Karden and the Ikonensammlung in the Kloster Machern are dedicated to religion.
The “good old days” can be experienced in the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum in Konz with historical houses constructed true to the original and in the Mittelmoselmuseum in Traben-Trarbach.
The many wine and local history museums of the region shed light on the fantastic history of wine culture on the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer, particularly clearly and modernly in the Weinkulturelles Zentrum in Bernkastel-Kues with the interactive Mosel-Weinmuseum and affiliated Moselle wine house.
Special collections, suitable for children too, are offered in the form of the Spielzeugmuseum in Trier and the Puppen- und Ikonenmuseum in the Kloster Machern.
Lovers of modern art get their money’s worth in the Ludwig Museum in Coblenz. Technophiles, on the other hand, will be inspired by the Landesmuseum at the Ehrenbreitstein fortress in Coblenz. The Karl-Marx-Haus in Trier, dedicated to the great philosopher and social critic born in this house who changed the world with his piece of work “Das Kapital” (“Capital”), is unique in the regional museum landscape.
A special insight into the history of tourism on the Moselle is also offered by the Romanticum and the Mosellum in Coblenz as well as the small but excellent Fahrradmuseum in Traben-Trarbach.
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