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Rhineland Museum Trier

The Rhineland Museum in Trier is one of the most important archaeological museums in Germany. Its collection covers prehistoric times, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, the Baroque period and everything in between.

At the Rhineland Museum in Trier, archaeological discoveries are used to provide an in-depth insight into the Roman past of Germany's oldest city, Augusta Treverorum, or Trier as it is known today. Anyone who has ever stopped to marvel at the Roman buildings in Trier will be blown away by the archaeological treasures from the ancient city on display here. The exhibits include the oldest man-made stone tools in the region, the archaeological remains of the first villages and settlements and Celtic ceremonial tombs.

The main part of the museum is dedicated to the Roman period and it holds proof that Trier is officially the oldest city in Germany. Visitors can marvel at the famous burial monuments from Neumagen and exquisite mosaics that make up the largest collection north of the Alps. The permanent exhibition is held in particularly high regard thanks to its coin collection including the "Trier treasure", which is the largest surviving hoard of Roman gold in the world. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am–5 pm

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