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Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer

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Address: Domplatz 4, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 6232 13250
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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This impressive history museum features a diverse selection of exhibits...

This impressive history museum features a diverse selection of exhibits from pre-history through modern times.

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Wonderful exhibits of church treasures and crowns dating to 1030

The museum is located in an old fortress, so just seeing the interior is interesting (though not physically accessible). Signage is only in German as are handouts, but as always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
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Tucker, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The museum is located in an old fortress, so just seeing the interior is interesting (though not physically accessible). Signage is only in German as are handouts, but as always, docents are very helpful. Top floor is the more "modern" history - 1800's through WWI. Down in the basement you will find the archaeological dig showing the roman base of... More 

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Talladega, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Museum der Pfalz (the Palatinate) is mildly interesting, especially the WWI exhibit of life in the trenches from the German soldiers' view. But most of the exhibits carry little in the way of English explanations. In fact I could only understand the WWI video because it is also broadcast in French. The museum is in an old building that... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I got the notion that the museum is slightly off the attention of foreign tourists though it is worth the visit. The reason might be only the German information of the artifacts is available. You may see all the significant artifacts of the region and a great exhibition of the wine history (you will find the oldest wine bottle with... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The special Maya exhibit brings together wonderful photographs of Macduff Everton, spectacular original pieces form Guatemala and around Europe, with a focus on the new site Uxul, whose work Nicolai Grube of U Bonn has developed. The animation videos of the site of Uxul, and its residential sectors and forest gardens gives a fresh view of the Maya landscape filled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

You can find the original stuff that belongs to the ancient church next to the museum. You can find out how the Dome was built and there are always very nice and interesting exhibitions.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Hosts many traveling exhibits of very high quality. When planning to visit Speyer, plan a couple hours here

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It is hard to make sense as I don't understand German, but worth seeing Cathedral Treasury and related sections which has CG to recreate the original interior of the cathedral. Wine museum is also attached to this place and you can see 3rd century roman wine (still liquid.....)

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

This museum is always worth a visit. Located in a historical building itself, it offers very interesting permanent exhibitions that bring visitors closer to life in the past. On top, they have temporary special exhibitions, which are very varied and interesting. If you have a little extra time during your visit to Speyer, make sure you check it out. It... More 

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Speyer, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The museum in Speyer, located next to the romanesque Cathedral offers highlyinteresting exhibitions throughout the year. Currently until 27 July, it shows the TITANIC with real artifacts! If you are planning to visit Speyer, do it now! Prices are reasonable and worth it!

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

The exhibition is rather aimed at people who know absolutely nothing about the Titanic. Displayed info and pictures can be found in any good internet resource or book. If you already know a good deal about the Titanic and still expect much from this exhibition, you might be disappointed. The only thing you won't see elsewhere are the recovered objects.

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