Bishop's Museum, Trier
The Bischöfliches Museum (Bishop's Museum) is housed in a 19th-century building near Trier Cathedral. Once a Prussian prison, the building now houses the art collection of the Diocese of Trier, including much early Christian art.
The museum easy to miss due to its out-of-the-way location and minimal signage, but it is an excellent museum and one of the most interesting attractions in Trier.
What to See
The museum's prize possession is a 3rd-century ceiling fresco from the imperial palace over which Trier Cathedral was built. The fresco was rediscovered in 1945, and some 70,000 pieces were painstakingly reassembled over the following decades.
Another highlight is the reconstructed crypt of the Benedictine church of St. Maximin, which has important 9th-century Carolingian wall paintings.
The sepulcher of Bishop Karl von Metternich, who represented the archbishopric during the Thirty Years' War, is also worth a look.
A collection of Roman textiles and medieval church vestments, original Early Gothic statues from the Liebfrauenkirche, as well as the creations of sculptors, ivory carvers, and goldsmiths over the centuries complete the exhibits.
Quick Facts on Bishop's Museum
|Names:||Bischöfliches Dom- und Diözesanmuseum Trier; Bishop's Museum; Bishop's Museum, Trier|
|Visitor and Contact Information|
|Address:||Windstraße 6-8, Trier, Germany|
|Coordinates:||49.756540° N, 6.645039° E (view on Google Maps)|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun and holidays 1-5pm. Closed Mondays in winter (Nov 1-Mar 31).|
|Cost:||€3.50 adults; €2 concessions; €4 combo ticket with Cathedral Treasury|
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Map of Bishop's Museum
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- Personal visit (January 2, 2008).
- "Trier Attractions." Frommer's Germany 2006.
- Official Website (German)
- Video of the Bishop's Museum - CityGuide Trier
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