Please Note: Except for the Wine Museum and the Luther exhibition, the exhibited collections are closed until further notice because of construction.

Cathedral Treasury

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The funerary crowns of the Salian emperors, Henry III’s imperial orb and Henry IV’s gold ring are among the unique objects from the imperial and royal tombs in Speyer Cathedral where a total of eight emperors and kings and three empresses were interred.

 

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Roman Era

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The penetrating gaze and masterly craftsmanship make the cast bronze head of a centaur a unique find. It dates to the era of Emperor Augustus and was presumably part of a statuette.

 

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Wine Museum

Unique objects on display such as the oldest still liquid grape wine in the world offer a view into into the cultural history of viticulture and wine consumption over the last 2000 years.

 

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Luther, Protestants and the Palatinate

The modern exhibition design with large backlit images, an audio and multimedia station, a film on Reformation history, and select objects traces 500 years of Protestantism from the early days of the Reformation up to the present.

 

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Early Modern Era

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The political events connected with the Hambach Festival are the focal point of the presentation. Some 30,000 people gathered near Neustadt an der Weinstrasse at Pentecost in 1832 to peacefully demand a united democratic Germany.

 

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Prehistory

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The Golden Hat of Schifferstadt is the most spectacular find in the “Prehistory” collection. The cone made of thin sheet gold is thought to have been a ceremonial hat of a priest with authority far beyond the region.