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A great regional museum for several reasons. Firstly, it is in a region which has been inhabited by Celts, Romans and so on and is therefore very interesting from a general European aspect. One of the treasures here include the Golden Hat of Schifferstadt, a huge golden piece of headgear found in the neighbouring small town with the same name some years ago and from 1300 B.C or so! Secondly, in this region there is a lot of vineyards so wine production is part of the exhibitions :) Finally, this is also where you find the Domschatzkammer, i.e. the Treasury of the cathedral, with the "Empirical jewels", including Conrad II's crown, and burial gifts of all the Salian emperors and emperesses. Part of the museum is also set aside for the JuMus, or Childrens' Museum of Speyer with temporary exhibitions on everything from Romans to Playmobils. The building itself is from 1910 and very nice. As most museums it is closed Mondays.

Address: Domplatz
Directions: Visible from the cathedral main entrance.
othercontact: http://museum.speyer.de/de/jumus
Phone: +49 - 6232 13250
Website: http://www.museum.speyer.de/English/Startseite.htm

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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