Museums

Celtic Village at the Donnersberg – Open-Air Museum

Address: Brühlstrasse, 67808 Steinbach

Website: www.keltendorf-steinbach.de

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 which are not only recommended for kids to proof their creativity and skills.

Opening hours:
The Celtic Village is closed at present.

Admission:
Adults: € 4.50
Children (4 – 12 years): € 2.50
Families (2 adults + own children): € 12.00
Groups (at least 15 adults): € 3.50 each

Celtic Village in Steinbach
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Museum of Time – Palatinate Tower Clock Museum

Address: Schlossstrasse 10, 67806 Rockenhausen

Website: www.museum-fuer-zeit.de

Phone: +49 (6361) 3430

The Museum of Time – Palatinate Tower Clock Museum is located in a former farm of the 18th century. The focus of the exhibition is on sundials, hour glasses, 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 currently the sun rises or sets around the globe.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Admission: Free!
Donations are welcome!
Guided tours on request for € 2.50 per person

Museum of Time in Rockenhausen
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Museum im Stadtpalais

Address: Amtsstrasse 14, 67292 Kirchheimbolanden

Website: www.museum-kirchheimbolanden.de

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.

Opening hours:
The museum is closed at present.

Admission: Free!

Museum im Stadtpalais in Kirchheimbolanden
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Museum Winnweiler – Jewish Museum of the North Palatinate

Address: Schlossstraße 37, 67722 Winnweiler

Website: www.jüdisches-museum-winnweiler.de

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.

Opening hours:
The museum is closed at present.

Admission: € 2

Fountain in front of Jewish Museum Winnweiler
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Bergbauerlebniswelt Imsbach - Visitor Mines and Mining Museum

Address Museum: Ortsstrasse 2, 67817 Imsbach

Address Mine: Langental 1, 67817 Imsbach

Website: www.bew-imsbach.de

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 the montane history. The trails can be discovered on one’s own or by a guided tour year-round.

Opening hours:
The Visitor Mines and the Mining Museum are closed at present.

Admission:
Small Adventure Ticket (“Kleine Erlebniskarte”)
Entry Palatinate Mining Museum (“Pfälzisches Bergbaumuseum”)
Entry and guided tour of “Grube Maria”
Adults: € 4.00
Children (6 to 14 years), students with ID: € 2.00
Groups (at least 15 adults) € 3.50 EUR per person
Families (2 adults + own children) € 11.00

Guided tour of the visitor mine in Imsbach
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