Museums in the Cultural Region of the Reingau

You will find an overview of the most attractive museums in the cultural region of the Rheingau in the following:



Abbey Museum at Eberbach Monastery (Eltville/Rhine)

The Abbey Museum at Eberbach Monastery (“Abteimusum im Kloster Eberbach“) presents original documents from the Monastery’s past having an equally important significance with respect to history and art.
The admission charge includes admittance to the monastery.
Abteimuseum im Kloster Eberbach
Kloster Eberbach
65346 Etville am Rhein
Phone: 0 67 23 / 91 78 100



Gutenberg Monument (Eltville/Rhine)

Apart from historical prints and printing utensils the small Gutenberg Museum in the castle tower of the Castle of the Sovereigns Elect shows an old Florentine printing press. The Gutenberg Monument was established by the castle’s association “Burgverein e.V. Eltville“ and with movable letters commemorates the inventor of letterpress printing, Johannes Gutenberg, who lived and worked in Eltville in the 15th century, in an impressive way. Several times a year public printing days are organised at the Gutenberg Monument; original graphics just like during Gutenberg’s times can be printed with the Florentine printing press on this day.
The historical collection in the chapters’ chamber contains precious documents about the town’s history. Among others it houses finds dating back to early history, valuable stiches with images of Eltville as well as coins.
The castle tower also has an observation platform. Those who make it up here are rewarded with a spectacular view overlooking Eltville/Rhine, the Rheingau and Rhine Hesse as well as the Rhine Main Area.

Gutenberg-Gedenkstätte und Historische Sammlung
Kurfürstliche Burg
65343 Eltville am Rhein
Phone: 0 61 23 / 90 98-0

Open: April to the middle of October


Winegrowing Museum (Hochheim/Main)

The Winegrowing Museum is located in the vaulted cellar of the House of Associations (“Haus der Vereine”), erected in Hochheim in 1902. Three rooms revolving around viticulture illustrate how wine is made - from the establishment of a vineyard to the bottling of wine.
Wiesbadener Str. 1
65239 Hochheim am Main
Phone: 0 61 46 / 90 01 41


Art Collection Hochheim

The Art Collection Hochheim (“Hochheimer Kunstsammlung“) has roughly 400 exhibits.
In 1999 the town of Hochheim/Main received a collection of modern and contemporary art as a permanent loan from the couple Liane and Hermann Rosteck from Wiesbaden. Thanks to its complexity the collection documents the most important art movements of the 20th century.
Works of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Wolf Vostell and others are on display on an exhibition space of 130 square metres.
The Art Collection Hochheim is located in the basement of Villa Burgeff.

Hochheimer Kunstsammlung
Mainzer Straße 35
65239 Hochheim am Main


Robert Struppmann Museum (Lorch/Rhine)

The Robert Struppmann Museum opened its doors in May 1989. Its main focus is on the art collection of the clergyman Anton Karl Pfaff (1872-1926), who bequeathed the collection to his hometown Lorch. The museum consists of three small floors and mainly displays medieval sculptures dating from around 1400. The head of John the Baptist can be seen in the centre. The Madonna with the bunch of grapes from Lorch is equally worth seeing. Archeological finds from the Lorch area are also on display in showcases. The oldest exhibits are a neck ring and a children’s bracelet from the Bronze Age. Visitors can also admire pottery from Roman times, medieval articles of daily use and drinking vessels from the baroque period.
Robert-Struppmann-Museum / Museum für Kunst- und Heimatkunde
Am Markt 5 / Rathaus-Anbau
65391 Lorch am Rhein
Phone: 0 67 26 / 3 99 oder 6 56


Ransel Countryside Museum (Lorch/Rhine - Ransel)

On a space of more than 1.5 hectares over 400 hand tools and agricultural machines are waiting to be admired, touched and tried out. The countryside and open-air museum Ransel (“Landmuseum Ransel“) invites visitors to have a look at carefully restored workshops from times gone by. Each Friday from 2 p.m. freshly baked bread from the museum’s own bakery is sold on the grounds.
Landmuseum Ransel
Kirchstraße (You will find the museum at the end of the “Kirchstraße“)
65391 Lorch am Rhein
Phone: 06726-2088     
Open: 1 May to October



The Brentanohaus was built in 1751 and acquired by the Brentano family as a summer residence in 1804.
Until the beginning of the 19th century it was the meeting place for the Romantics who were greatly enthusiastic about the River Rhine. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe also stayed here in 1814.
Am Lindenplatz 2
65375 Oestrich-Winkel
Phone: 0 67 23 / 20 68
Open: upon request


Medieval Torture Museum (Rüdesheim/Rhine)

On 1,000 square metres the museum displays more than 140 exhibits used for torture during the Inquisition trials, as well as an extensive picture gallery. The history of law of the Middle Ages and the witch hunting era are also described.
Mittelalterliches Foltermuseum
Oberstrasse 49-51
65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein
Phone: 0 67 22 / 4 75 10


Rheingau Wine Museum Brömserburg Castle (Rüdesheim/Rhine)

Wine culture and history are presented in a unique way at Brömserburg Castle, which is more than 1,000 years old and among the oldest castles of the Middle Rhine.
About 2,000 wine related exhibits from Antiquity to present times are on display in the halls and vaults.
Rheingauer Weinmuseum
65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein
Phone: 0 67 22 / 23 48


Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Cabinet (Rüdesheim/Rhine)

Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Cabinet is one of the world’s biggest collections of self-playing musical instruments where visitors can admire approx. 350 exhibits.
Guided tours are available in 9 languages.
The museum tour with music takes approx. 45 minutes.
The museum is located only a couple of metres away from Drosselgasse in the venerable yard of Brömserburg Castle, Brömserhof, a knights’ residence from the 15th century.
Siegfried´s Mechanisches Musikkabinett
Oberstraße 29, (located in the yard of Brömserburg Castle)
65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein
Phone: 0 67 22 / 4 92 17


Toy Museum (Rüdesheim/Rhine)

Railways and toys, such as steamships, cars and model aeroplanes from the last 100 years, tin toys, dolls, shops or dreamlike carousels will not only lighten up children's eyes!
The collection’s highlight is a model railway of the Middle Rhine Valley in the style of the 1930’s to 1950’s.
Toy Museum
Peterstraße 20
65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein
Phone: 0 67 22 / 4 02 47 77


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