Gutenberg Bible in the Gutenberg Museum, © City of Mainz© City of Mainz
Landesmuseum Mainz, Museum Night, © City of Mainz© City of Mainz

The five most exciting museums in Rheinhessen

Museum tips

Rheinhessen offers a diverse museum landscape. Especially in the cities of Mainz, Worms Ingelheim and Bingen, there are a variety of exciting exhibition venues. We have put together for you our top five museums, which should definitely be on your list when visiting Rheinhessen.

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  Experience the history of printing, books and type-setting. One of the oldest book and print museums is located right at the heart of Mainz just across from the cathedral. Founded in 1900 by a group of citizens from Mainz, the Gutenberg Museum is dedicated to Johannes Gutenberg, the man behind one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. Among the biggest treasures of the collection are two original Gutenberg Bibles printed around 1450. Another highlight is the recreated workshop of Gutenberg were skilled...

Mainz State Museum

  Mainz State Museum located at the centre of the city at Grosse Bleiche is one of the oldest museums in Germany.  The Baroque building known as the Golden-Ross-Kaserne and the contemporary steel and glass wing opening towards the courtyard together with the electoral stables form the charming heart of the recently restored and modernised museum. The museum's collection of works of arts and artefacts covers all periods from the prehistoric era to the 21st century. The main collections are: Prehistory, Roman empire, Middle Ages,...

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The multimedia Nibelung Museum is built into the medieval town wall with its battlemented parapet and two towers. Guided tour of the Nibelung saga on headphones (also in English and French). In the "myths laboratory" visitors can focus on the exciting and endless adventure of "tales and myths of the world". Barrier-free access, disabled WC. A special virtual PC tour is available for areas of the museum that are not accessible

Außenansicht Museum

With the Hildegard jubilee in 1998, the Historical Museum on the River - Hildegard von Bingen, the former electricity generating station on the bank of the Rhine River, opened its doors. There is a large department dedicated to Hildegard, the universal scholar and theologist. The museum offers something very special: a complete set of surgical instruments from the Roman days, discovered during renovation work in Bingen. A further department focuses on the Rhine Romantic epoch. In a unique way, the 200-year epoch is illustrated using, among...

Museum bei der Kaiserpfalz

Ingelheim can look back on a changeful history. In a special way, this was shaped by a ruler: by Charlemagne. "Karl also began to build two magnificent palaces: one was not far from Mainz near his estate Ingelheim, (...)", according to Einhard's biography of the Emperor. Visitors to the museum can learn more about the Ingelheim Imperial Palace and the archaeological excavations in the Palatinate. A reconstruction model gives a vivid impression of this once imposing Carolingian building. On display are objects from the field of building...

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