Guided tours through the Rhineland-Palatinate State Exhibition “The Habsburgs in the Middle Ages: The Rise of a Dynasty” can be booked during our hours as well as after hours as a special and exclusive event.
The exhibition walkthrough is wheelchair accessible.
You can make a booking with our visitor service Mondays through Thursdays from 9 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 4 p.m. Please note that all programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance.


Guided Tours during Hours

Our guided tours provide you a concise introduction the subject of the exhibition, explain the historical context and present highlight objects on display in the exhibition.

Time: 60 minutes
Price: € 85 (Tue.-Fri.)/€95 (Sat./Sun./holidays) plus € 15/€ 17 per person
Group size: limited to 25 people
Schedule: during hours (Tue.-Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., holidays and Mondays)
Wheelchair accessible: yes
Booking: Phone +49 (0) 6232-62 02 22,

Guided Tours after Hours


The museum will open exclusively for your group. Our evening guided tours also present highlight objects on display in the exhibition and provide an informative overview of all the issues covered by the exhibition. This can also be booked as a corporate or client event with a sparkling wine reception.

Time: 60 minutes
Price: € 565 (Tue.-Fri.)/€ 610 (Mom./Sat./Sun./holidays) including admission
Group size: limited to 25 people
Schedule: ab 6 p.m. and all day Mondays
Wheelchair accessible: yes
Booking: Phone +49 (0) 6232-13 25 10,

Other Programs in Speyer

Statue of Rudolf of Habsburg by Franz Xaver Schwanthaler in the narthex of Speyer Cathedral. © Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer/Domkapitel Speyer, Photo: Hans-Georg Merkel

Guided Cathedral Tour
Rudolf of Habsburg died in Speyer on July 15, 1291. A relief on the bronze portal of Speyer Cathedral shows him reaching the city, hunched over astride his horse. He had been in Germersheim and rode to Speyer once physicians informed him of his impending death since he desired to be buried in the cathedral. This added a grave of a monarch from the House of Habsburg to the Salians’ burial site, consequently making it a transdynastic imperial burial site.
You will learn everything worth knowing about the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Speyer Cathedral during an approximately one-hour walkthrough. The cathedral’s origins, its historical significance, its art historical highlights and its spiritual dimension are subjects of a guided cathedral tour. Accompanied by a trained cathedral guide, you will get to know the cathedral inside and outside. You will enter the apse, normally closed to visitors, and visit the cathedral’s crypt with the attached imperial and royal vault.

Time: approx. 60 minutes
Price: € 95 to 160 per group including admission to the crypt
Group size: limited to 25 people
Schedule: during the cathedral’s regular hours (Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5/6/7 p.m.)
Wheelchair accessible: yes, except for the crypt and transept
Booking: only through the Büro für Domführungen and only online  and in German [JK1]– enter the code “Habsburger-Kombi” in “sonstigen Mitteilungen”