Museums - Donnersberg
Celtic Village at the Donnersberg – Open-Air Museum
Address: Brühlstrasse, 67808 Steinbach
Phone: +49 (6352) 1712
It is an unusual museum – at the Celtic Village in Steinbach, visitors can explore traces of the people who used to live at the Donnersberg Mountain 2000 years ago. The traditional construction of the settlement gives the visitors an impression about the craftsmanship used by the Celts for building houses. Besides competent guided tours, there are lots of join-in activities, recommended for kids (and people of all ages) to explore their creativity and develop new skills.
The Celtic Village is closed for the winter season until April 2024.
Museum of Time – Palatinate Tower Clock Museum
Address: Schlossstrasse 10, 67806 Rockenhausen
Phone: +49 (6361) 3430
The Museum of Time – Palatinate Tower Clock Museum is located on a former farm of the 18th century. The focus of the exhibition is on sundials, hourglasses, water clocks, and wall clocks. The two technical highlights of the collection are the astronomical clock in the clock tower (technically the most modern and most exact astronomical big clock in Europe) and a “world clock” that shows where the sun currently rises or sets around the globe.
Tuesday to Sunday 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Donations are welcome!
Guided tours on request for € 2.50 per person
Museum im Stadtpalais
Address: Amtsstrasse 14, 67292 Kirchheimbolanden
Phone: +49 (6352) 401850
The museum with an exhibition area of more than 1.800 square meters is among the biggest museums in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. It is equipped with impressive historico-cultural collections. The permanent public collections give an insight into the history of the city and the region. The topics of the exhibitions range from the Donnersberg Mountain to the early history of the city, the Middle Ages and the ages the princes ruled the city. Other themes are the castle garden, home décor, economic life, and toys through to the revolution of 1848/49. The historical music room (with an audio station), further media and storytelling stations as well as research stations for children are counted among the special attractions.
Tuesday to Sunday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Museum Winnweiler – Jewish Museum of the North Palatinate
Address: Schlossstraße 37, 67722 Winnweiler
Phone: +49 (6302) 1256
The museum shows the turbulent and moving Jewish history of the North Palatinate. The exhibition focuses on the historical development of Judaism in the North Palatinate from the Roman period until the Second World War. Furthermore, the focus is on aspects of Jewish faith and Jewish life.
From April until December every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 2.30 p.m until 5.30 p.m.
Special openings can be arranged on request.
The museum is closed from January until March.
Admission: € 2
Bergbauerlebniswelt Imsbach - Visitor Mines and Mining Museum
Address Museum: Ortsstrasse 2, 67817 Imsbach
Address Mine: Langental 1, 67817 Imsbach
Phone: +49 (6302) 602 61
At the Palatinate Mining Museum, as well as at the two visitor mines called “Weiße Grube” and “Grube Maria” in the former mining town Imsbach, you can admire the variety of the mineral resources extracted in the past two millenniums. Three circular hiking trails provide an insight into montane history. The trails can be discovered on one’s own or by a guided tour.
The mine and museum are closed for the winter season until April 2024.