The region around the rivers of Rhine and Mosel has always been an area where different nations met and where they had to live close to each other more or less peaceful. In the course of history the area was conquered several times and lay within the sphere of influence of different lordships and rulers. This changeful past has affected the identity of its residents to this day. A good example of this is viticulture that was introduced to the Mosel area by the romans, the great number of medieval castles along the river or many French words and expressions that have survived in the local dialect.
Evidence of this cultural heritage can be found everywhere in this area particularly in many museums at the Mosel-cities from Trier to Koblenz.
Multimedia-based Experience of the WeinKulturlandschaft Mosel
The Mosel-area is one of Germany’s oldest winegrowing areas and moreover one of Europe’s classical winegrowing areas of international reputation. The steep hillsides of the valley are closely planted with vines and the steep slopes shape this place like no other winegrowing region in the world.
Enjoy eventful hours in one of Germany’s most modern multimedia-based museums, with more than 1000 information sheets, many films and animations. Finally you can check your knowledge at a winetasting in our Mosel-Vinotheque. Developed in cooperation with the internationally well-known university of Geisenheim this project testifies to the exciting contrast between tradition and modern spirit in the Mosel-area.
The Mittelrhein-Museum is one of Germany’s oldest civil museums. The museum dates back to the year 1834 when the priest Josef Gregor Lang (1755-1834) bequeathed his private arts-collection to the city of Koblenz. Ever since 1835 the collection has been publicly available. In 2013 it moved to its new location in the “Forum confluentes” at the Zentralplatz.
The Mittelrhein-Museum concentrates more than 2000 years of history. The collection contains about 1200 paintings, more than 8000 drawings, 250 photos, 230 sculptures and many more historical exhibits.