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Historisches Museum der Pfalz

Past, Present and Future
History and tradition
Where we come from, what has shaped the Palatinate and its history, and what effects historic events have had on today and tomorrow: all this can be learned from the permanent exhibitions of our collection. Approximately one million artifacts are being preserved by the Historical Museum of the Palatinate. The oldest of these is an approximately 190,000 year old hand axe, the youngest stems from the 1990s. Between these extremes, many enthralling stories have played out and these are presented in our permanent exhibitions. Dark times and war years are given equal weight alongside glamorous epochs and happy, peaceful years. Did you know, for example, that the Celts buttoned their clothing with a type of safety pin? What Terra Sigilatta, the tableware of the Romans feels like? The color of Empress Gisela's hair? Or that the discovery of porcelain was a byproduct of the search for the Philosophers' Stone?

Our five permanent exhibitions are based on our collection and present the history of our region from prehistoric times through Roman antiquity to the modern day:

- Prehistory

- Roman Era

- Cathedral Treasure

- Modern Era
- The Wine Museum

Because of reconstruction work our collection "Modern Era" is closed from 2 May.

Temporary exhibitions

Historisches Museum der Pfalz
Historisches Museum der Pfalz
Historisches Museum der Pfalz
Suitable for families
Opening hours
Open all year
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Historisches Museum der Pfalz
+49 6232 62 02 22

49.31597, 8.44122