Museum on the Stream Bingen, © Dominik Ketz© Dominik Ketz

From the large museums with international allure to smaller, volunteer-run local museums – Rheinhessen has something to offer for every taste!

Follow in the footsteps of the "Man of the Millennium" at the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, marvel at the historically significant role of Worms in connection with the Reformation, discover fascinating insights into the life and work of Saint Hildegard of Bingen in Bingen, or be surprised by the diverse history of Rheinhessen's communities in the lovingly curated local museums.

Here, you can get to know Rheinhessen - its stories and traditions - from a completely different perspective!

Discover personalities!

From Johannes Gutenberg...

Hardly any other personality has shaped Rheinhessen as strongly as Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable-type printing press. In the middle of the 15th century, he revolutionized the world of communication, paving the way not only for the Renaissance but also for the Reformation.

Gutenberg-Statue, © Dominik Ketz

Gutenberg-Museum in Mainz

As the "World Museum of Printing Art," the Gutenberg Museum invites you on a journey through the history of book, printing, and written culture. From cuneiform script to modern typography, from handwriting to fine printing, from the reconstructed Gutenberg workshop and the two Gutenberg Bibles to the museum's educational project space – the printing shop. However, the Gutenberg experience doesn't end within the museum walls! Many corners of the city offer opportunities to discover Gutenberg's traces, and even experience them virtually.

learn more the Reformation...

Martin Luther and the Reformation are a significant part of the history of the city of Worms. This connection began in 1521 when Martin Luther was invited to Worms by Charles V, former Holy Roman Emperor, to retract his writings on the Reformation. Luther's refusal to retract in Worms left a lasting impact worldwide, shaping history up to our present day.

Andreasstift Worms. Luther.

Museum of the City Worms

The City Museum of Worms at the Andreasstift explores, in its newly arranged 2023 exhibition cabinet 'Here I Stand!,' Luther's historically significant appearance in 1521 as part of the history of Worms. The events before, during, and after Luther's refusal to recant are vividly presented in the exhibition. In addition to the exhibition section about Martin Luther, you can admire an extensive collection of exhibits in the museum, making the history of Worms from the Neolithic period to the present day tangible.

learn more Saint Hildegard of Bingen

Prophetess and advisor, musician and painter, manager and PR woman - Hildegard von Bingen embodied many qualities. In Bingen, you can follow in the footsteps of this unique woman of the Middle Ages and experience her life and work up close.

Museum on the Stream Bingen, © Dominik Ketz

Historical Museum by the River

In an extensive permanent exhibition at the Historical Museum am Strom in Bingen, you can experience the life and work of Saint Hildegard of Bingen. The multimedia exhibition provides an authentic portrayal of the abbess and, with elaborate graphic design and several interactive installations, ensures an exciting journey back to the Middle Ages. In addition, the "Hildegarden" showcases a variety of plants mentioned in Hildegard's natural science writings. As the latest addition to the Hildegard experience, the "Elevator to the Past" in the Villa Rupertsberg can be visited.

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Even more exciting museums in Rheinhessen

Rheinhessen offers a diverse selection of museums covering a wide range of topics. You can find an overview on our Rheinhessen map.

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