Rheinisches Landesmuseum (Rhineland Museum), Trier

Rheinisches Landesmuseum (Rhineland Museum), Trier (must see)

Rhineland Museum focuses on Trier's impressive archeology. Exhibits show artifacts from the Stone Age, the Roman era, the Middle Ages, and more modern times.

Visitors can see ancient tools, jewelry, and weapons in the Stone Age exhibit. One of the most remarkable displays features the Trassem gold hoard from 1600 BC. Many of the other items are from the Celtic area.

The museum has an impressive collection of Roman sculptures. A replica of the 30-meter tall (98-feet) Igel Column is located in the courtyard. One of the exhibit rooms is dedicated to Roman-era grave monuments, including the Neumagen Wine Ship monument. Many Roman frescoes and detailed mosaics are also on display.

The Roman section includes a scale model of Trier in Roman times. Trier functioned as the Empire's northern capital, and archeologists have unearthed an impressive collection of Roman artifacts, including the largest Roman gold hoard ever discovered.

During the Middle Ages, Trier became an important Christian center. The Middle Ages exhibits include early Christian gravestones and several Romanesque sculptures. The Modern Era exhibit has an impressive reconstruction of a Christoph von Rheineck's 1535 funeral monument.

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Sight Name: Rheinisches Landesmuseum (Rhineland Museum)
Sight Location: Trier, Germany (See walking tours in Trier)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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