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Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier

Exterior of the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier's Roman museum. View all images in our Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier Photo Gallery.
General view of exhibits.
Relief on a Roman tomb.
Roman mosaic featuring Bacchus.
The Mosel Ship.
Large Roman tomb monument.
Small bronze figurine.

According to Frommer's Germany, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier is " one of the outstanding museums of Roman antiquities north of the Alps."


The museum was founded in 1877.

What to See

The Rheinisches Landesmuseum's collections are grouped into four sections: Prehistoric; Roman; Franconian-Merovingian; and medieval to contemporary. The Roman collection dominates, with excellent artifacts ranging from tombs to mosaics to daily objects.

Numerous reliefs from funerary monuments show daily life in Roman times. The museum's most popular exhibit is the Mosel Ship, a sculpture of a wine-bearing vessel crowning a big burial monument from 220 AD. Another star exhibit is a magnificent mosaic of Bacchus from the dining room of a Roman villa.

Another highlight is a scale model of Roman Trier, which provides a good overview of the city and thus makes a good starting point for sightseeing.

Also on display are many other mosaics and frescoes (including an exhibit on how mosaics are made), ceramics, glassware, a 2,700-year-old Egyptian casket complete with mummy, an outstanding numismatic collection, and prehistoric and medieval art and sculpture.

Quick Facts on Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier

Site Information
Names:Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier; Rhineland Regional Museum; Roman Museum of Trier
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Trier, Germany
Coordinates:49.751431° N, 6.643885° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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  1. Personal visit (December 27, 2005).
  2. "Trier Attractions." Frommer's Germany 2006.
  3. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Germany (2003), 328

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Title:Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:07/30/2010
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