The Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier
The Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier 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 kept here and is on display together with other coins in the museum's coin cabinet. A further highlight during a visit to the museum is the gigantic stone sepulchres from Neumagen. A unique experience awaits visitors amongst these huge grave monuments: the centrally staged showing “In the Realm of Shadows”, a multimedia show about life and love in Roman Trier.
The focus of the collection is naturally on the Roman period, as Trier and the surrounding region acquired their greatest significance during this era. Augusta Treverorum, the oldest city to be founded in Germany, rose at this time from being a civil administration centre to become the Imperial residence of the Late Roman Empire. This development is illustrated by means of the objects in the museum. A visit to the museum thus complements a visit to the Roman buildings in Trier.
An audio guide is available in Dutch, English, French and German, and there is also a German version for children.
The Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier is closed until further notice.
For guided tours the museum will open as of 09.30, by appointment only. Last admission 30 mins. before closing.
The "Trier Gold Hoard" coin collection is closed until further notice due to extensive maintenance work.