The museums of Trier!!

Ok so usually when in Trier, Germany we go for the foodies and the old monuments in the oldest city in Germany. However, looking at the architecture of these monument we came into two we were nicely told worth to look into it. Of course, not seeing them all, but some and will have the will to come back and look for them more carefully. You like museums? These are worth the detour in lovely Trier our favorite city in Germany!

As to museums ,there are some nice ones as said, let me tell you a bit on them ok. The archeological museum and most important in Germany on the Roman period call in German Rheiniches Landesmuseum; and the City museum of Trier with a model of the medieval city or in German, Stadtmuseum Simeonstiff. 

The City Museum Simeonstift or Stadtsmuseum in Trier shows art and cultural treasures from the Middle Ages to well into the 21C. The exhibition is founded on a collection of valuable donations made by well-known citizens of the city. The artefacts on display are divided into a variety of sections, including paintings, sculptures, arts and crafts, Coptic textiles, furniture and small Oriental plastic art forms. The focal point of the permanent exhibition revolves around the history of the city of Trier. Regularly changing special exhibitions are dedicated to Trier’s native artists or to topics associated with the city. The collection is housed in the Roman building of the Collegiate of St. Simeon, which originates from the 11C and is directly adjacent to the Porta Nigra. Also worthy of note is the building itself, which boasts one of the oldest and rarely preserved two-story cloisters.


The approximately 900 objects in the collection exhibition can be seen on 1000 m² of exhibition space. Models, interactive areas and a broad multimedia range of around 40 media presentations in the form of films, picture sequences and listening stations complete the visit. Visitors can discover the collection with free audio guides in different languages or organize a rally for children.

Tourist office of Trier on the City Museum in English: Tourist office city museum of Trier

The Archeological museum is a must; call locally the Rheinisches Landesmuseum was founded in 1877 as the Provincial Museum of the Prussian Rhine Province. In 1885–89 a proper museum building was built at the edge of the palace garden of the Electoral Palace (Kurfürstliche -see post) , just outside the Roman wall.   In 1904 the building was enlarged with three wings, and again in 1925–26, the south wing was replaced by a new office wing. In 1945 around 80% of the building was destroyed by bombs (WWII). The rebuilding campaign was finished in 1958. In the 1980s a new section was added.


The Rheinisches Landesmuseum is one of the most significant archaeological museums in Germany, and is also one of the most important museums of Roman antiquity in Europe. The collection covers 200,000 years, from the Stone Age, the Romans and Franconians, to the Baroque period. Around 4,500 objects here tell the story of the region.


Not only does the museum hold the largest collection of mosaics north of the Alps, but the largest hoard of Roman gold from Imperial times is also on display, with other coins in the museum’s coin cabinet. Another highlight is the gigantic stone sepulchres from Neumagen. The collection is focused on the Roman period, as Trier and the surrounding region acquired their greatest significance during this era. Augusta Treverorum, or Trier the oldest city founded in Germany, rose at this time from being a civil administrative centre to become the Imperial residence of the Late Roman Empire. This evolution is illustrated by the objects in the museum, making the museum a great addition to visiting the Roman buildings in Trier.

The official webpage of the archeological museum of TrierOfficial Archeological Museum of Trier

There you go two nice architecturally nice monuments and museums to boot in inner city Trier. A wonderful combination not to missed. And remember, happy travels, good health and many cheers to all!!!

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