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Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum)

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Address: Hauptstrasse 97, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Would be my top museum if only more information available in English

I love this museum! This came highly recommended by my guide tour at the Heidelberg Castle, Haggar. From the outside, it looks like a normal building but once you're inside, it's... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Daphnie C
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Reading, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a fabulous museum that you absolutely must go to. Yes much of it is only in German but the room-sets are brilliant and the art is amazing - such a great number of masterpieces. It is quite hard to navigate (we couldn't find our way out!) but you need at least three hours to do it any justice... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This museum has everything and it goes on forever. In addition to the art on the walls and the china and other items in glass cabinets, don, t forget to pay attention to the furniture, chandeliers, fireplaces, ceilings, wallpaper. Some reviewers complained about lack of English explanations, but I found that much of the commentary was also in English. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I paid $ 6 at the museum which i think is too much considering that I could understand Nothing is all in german and it seems they are not prepared to receive international visitors. The paintings are very interesting however the archeological side is not to be understood by an english speaking tourist, so at the end is just for... More 

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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I love this museum! This came highly recommended by my guide tour at the Heidelberg Castle, Haggar. From the outside, it looks like a normal building but once you're inside, it's a maze! One can get lost very easily. I wish they can organize the themes properly so that one can enjoy the museum entirely without going back and forth.... More 

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This museum does really have some nice stuff to show: nice paintings, sumptuous period rooms and a nice archaeology collection with quite a few early Medieval findings. But there's just no main story/message in the museum, it's a mish-mash of small rooms with lot's of different things. It's really difficult to find your way around and you have to backtrack... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a great museum to visit whilst staying Heidelberg, especially great preparation for visiting den Schloss Heidelberg (castle) as it illustrates the local history focusing on the Electoral Palatinate (Kurpflaz), and the "Winter King" Fredderick V. This is a significant part of history following the Royal lineage as Frederick V's granddaughter became the sister-in-law to Louis XIV, and descendant... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This museum is much larger than it seems from the outside. I found the floor lay-out to be a bit confusing, and had to backtrack my own steps on a few occasions during my visit. The collections are comprehensive, but there's not much information available in English. The highlight of my visit was the permanent art exhibition.

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Thank amarcord83
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you are looking to pass an hour stop in to the museum. It is cheap, 3 euros and has quite a few paintings to see. Right down town. I wouldn't have seen the entrance if it wasn't for the sign of the Italian restaurant.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This museum sort of blew me away, so much to see, in fact too much for the limited time I could spend. Definitely one I would love to come back to sometime. Fantastic value for money.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Didn't go to the museum but had lunch at the restaurant in the courtyard. The pizza was good and the service was good as well. The water fountain in the courtyard defiantly added to the experience.

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