Trier Museums Walk (Self Guided), Trier

Trier is the oldest city in Germany. Before the Christian Era, it was the capital city of the local Roman province. An old history, rich in events, gave way to the creation of a number of extremely interesting museums. Take this walk in order to see some of them.
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Trier Museums Walk Map

Guide Name: Trier Museums Walk
Guide Location: Germany » Trier (See other walking tours in Trier)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: alice
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst
  • Karl Marx House
  • Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)
  • Trier City Museum
  • Diocesan Museum
  • Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)
Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst

1) Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst

Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst was established in 1985 and it promotes and organizes exhibitions of modern visual arts as well as classical art. The Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst has a gallery on Karl-Marx Street and holds about ten exhibitions per year within its gallery as well as in other locations. The Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst displays mostly artists from Trier, but it also organizes exhibitions of artists outside the city and exhibitions of artists of other regions of Germany within the city of Trier. At their exhibitions, new and modern forms of visual art can be displayed.
Karl Marx House

2) Karl Marx House (must see)

The Karl Marx House museum is the house in which Karl Marx was born in 1818, it is now a museum. The significance of the house went unnoticed until 1904, at which point the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) worked hard to buy it, succeeding in 1928. After the Nazi party came to power in 1933 the building was confiscated and turned into a printing house.

On May 5, 1947 the building was opened as a museum of the life and works of Karl Marx. In 1968 it was integrated into the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a charity foundation closely aligned with the SPD. On March 14, 1983, on the 100th anniversary of Marx's death, the museum was re-opened after a year-long renovation that expanded it to three floors.

In 2005, the Karl Marx House museum was again closed for three months. The re-inagauration, on June 9, was attended by such celebrities as Anke Fuchs, Franz Müntefering, Kurt Beck, and Helmut Schröer. The exhibition now also includes the history of communism in the Soviet Union, China, Central and Eastern Europe. The Karl Marx House museum currently receives about 32,000 visitors a year.

Operating hours:

April – October: Monday: 2 pm – 6 pm; Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm;

November – March: Monday: 2 pm – 5 pm; Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)

3) Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)

Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) is a very interesting museum for children as well as for adults. The oldest toys are more than two hundred years old and the newest ones are from modern days. The collection is large and consists of dolls, cars, electrical trains, animals and many other items. It is definitely a place worth visiting in Trier.
Trier City Museum

4) Trier City Museum (must see)

Trier City Museum is located next to the Porta Nigra and it tells the history of Trier and the history of the arts of the region for more then 2000 years. The collection of the museum is outstanding and covers more then 1000 square meters. It contains objects of art, objects of daily life, religious artifacts and other memorabilia. The majority of the displayed objects was donated by the people of Trier. The exhibitions are very interesting and they have interactive areas, audio and video presentations. The museum has a very interesting miniature of Trier during Roman times. It is a place where adults as well as kids will feel great. On the grounds of the museum there is a restaurant and the building is adjusted for visitation by people with disabilities.
Diocesan Museum

5) Diocesan Museum (must see)

Diocesan Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in Trier. It is located near the Dom and withholds an outstanding collection of religious artifacts and other fascinating art works dating from the Roman and Medieval periods. The most interesting piece in their collection is a fresco that was in the former imperial palace that stood where the Dom is now. They also have paintings that belonged to St. Maximin church during the 9th century.
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)

6) Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) (must see)

Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) is one of the most interesting museums of Trier. It is a history and archaeology museum and is one of the most popular in the country. It was established in 1877 and it shows the development of the history and culture of the city. The artifacts and art works date back to the Roman period and end with modern times. The exhibitions are grouped in four sections. The memorabilia is very interesting and the largest part tells about the Roman period.

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