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Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier

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One of the most important archeological museums in Germany, Rheinisches Landesmuseum exhibits the history and culture of Trier and the Mosel Valley--and includes the world's largest Roman gold coin hoard of more than 2,600 gold coins,. The museum's approximately 4,500 objects document 200,000 years of history from prehistoric times and the Roman period to the Middle Ages and the Baroque period. Take advantage of a free audio guide while visiting the museum. If you can, catch one of the two screenings of "In The Realm of Shades," a spatial theater production set against giant Roman burial monuments. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Rheinisches Landesmuseum by using our Trier tour planner.
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  • As someone who is drawn to museums I was very impressed with this one. There was so much to see, although I was a bit confused as to whether or not it was open due to all the building work going on ar...  more »
  • Ave! Trier, Imperial City, has a sumptuous museum dedicated to its prestigious past. Beautifully highlighted (many reconstructions of frescoes and large funerary monuments), the Museum's collection is rich. Organized chronologically, the course started with a short hall dedicated to prehistory, before attacking the Celtic period (of magnificent pieces of silverware, sublime craters) and presto, here we are already in the Roman period. Mosaics, statues and mausoleums... development makes very impressive overall. We could spend hours both sculptures are beautiful and rich details. The room dedicated to the Empire down is upstairs (to see in reality before the Frankish room for more coherent): simple, uncluttered, it offers above all a model of the very detailed town that allows to better address more...) And there, the shock: the room dedicated to the life-7th century. Decadence, loss of expertise, ruined city (wonderful view of giant artist of Nic Herbert on hanging) but works touching and naïve in these times that we perceive as dark, while slowly, the city rises from the ashes and re-occupies the Roman ruins. Quick passage by the medieval period, and Presto: the shop. Linger in the poster section because the Museum sells you pages of old books (I don't like the practice but there is a beautiful original sketch of monuments at 20 euros), of many fac simile of quality, and very many books (in German...). Attention: take an audio guide. It is included in the tour and offers the French language. Necessary because all legends and 95% of postings are in German. Another point: take the Group tickets: 1 adult and up to 4 children (!) for 12 euros = Museum + 2 monuments of your choice. Or even the premium card. (entry adult Museum: 8 euros.) Do not hesitate, therefore, to put 4 euros more!). In short: ma-gni-fi-que. Allow 3 hours if you like the Roman period and stroll with passion for detail in detail. 90 minutes if you're in a hurry. Regret: not children's course.
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  • Detailed tours of the Museum Show the highlights. Changing exhibitions. You can discover every time something new.
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  • Extremely interesting history with a wide variety of historical things. Must-see in Trier.
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  • Very pretty comprehensive collection of Antiquities, poor signage, we had to wait 45 minutes until a film was over to be able to with the tour. Almost everything in German only so if you understand that bad you're out of luck. The museum Shop was close and some of the most beautiful pieces such as the processed in Golden Aurei attributes were not there. A lot of potential but fell through this business really against.
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  • The Rheinische Landesmuseum presents fantastic finds from Roman times, especially from Trier and surroundings, which no trier visitor should miss. The very helpful and friendly staff from different Nations has very pleasantly surprised us. The Nero exhibition is worth a visit and well attended. We had to wait even an hour in front of the main entrance on inlet, the rush was so great on the day of our visit. Unfortunately the multimedia show failed due to a technical fault "Light and shadow", which we also wanted to take part in. She should be worth a visit and costs only a small fee to the museum ticket (caution: individually booked this show is pretty expensive). Unfortunately, the bus connections to the Museum are flawed and the car park is open for employees only, so you must run twenty minutes from the Tourist Office on foot or take a taxi. The signs of the way the Museum is abysmal. Without Google maps, one finds it hard. There's still potential for improvement.
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