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Stadtmuseum Simeonstift

Simeonstr. 60 | Next to the Porta Nigra, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 651 7181459
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Best history museum just beside the Porta Nigra!

If you come to this oldest town of germany, you should easily become informed about ist by visiting... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
michaelduhr
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Trier, Germany
Free audio tour

Okay museum, but only if you have time to spare. They have some history on the town, but also some... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2017
Jaja000
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Breda, The Netherlands
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The City Museum Simeonstift in Trier shows art and cultural treasures from the Middle Ages to well into the 21th century. The exhibition is founded on a collection of valuable donations made by well-known citizens of the city. The artefacts on display are divided into a variety of sections, including paintings, sculptures, arts and crafts, Coptic textiles, furniture and small Oriental plastic art forms. The focal point of the permanent exhibition revolves around the history of the city of Trier. Regularly changing special exhibitions are dedicated to Trier’s native artists or to topics associated with the city. The collection is housed in the Roman building of the Collegiate of St. Simeon, which originates from the 11th century and is directly adjacent to the Porta Nigra. Also worthy of note is the building itself, which boasts one of the oldest and rarely preserved two-storey cloisters. The admission price includes an audio guide (D/E/F/NL), also available as an audio guided tour for children (D).
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Simeonstr. 60 | Next to the Porta Nigra, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you come to this oldest town of germany, you should easily become informed about ist by visiting this little museum. It´s the neighbourbuilding of the tourist office, where you can get everything as a souvenir too. On two levels you can explore the history...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Okay museum, but only if you have time to spare. They have some history on the town, but also some other exhibitions. Ask for the free audioguide

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

To its present location near Porta Nigra roman gate Trier city Museum (then it was called differently) moved in the middle of last century as if on a temporary basis. And at the same time started working on the model named "Trier in the year...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Whilst a free audio guide is included in the price (€4 for AntiqCard holders), it only translates for a minority of artifacts and art in the museum. Also, the arrangement of objects is somewhat haphazard, with medieval material and then modern interpretations all in one...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Not a must, but still gives a good overview of ancient Trier. Due to the ongoing Nero exhibition I cant't tell much about what's normally shown.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Excellent museum very close to the Porta Niagra. Excellent Nero exhibition was on while I was there. Very well laid out and definitely worth a visit. I just wish I'd taken the audio guide, which I will next time.

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

We have been in the museum: an exhibition about the roman emperor Nero, seen through the ages in all kinds of media: literature, movie (remember Peter Ustinov ?) and opera. The rise and fall of the emperor. Next to it was the "normal" exhibition of...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Don't forget to ask for an audio guide an you will make the most of your visit. You can see the original market cross and the original statues of the baroque fountain in Market Square. Try not to be in hurry, so you can enjoy...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

The museum provides a fascinating overview of the history of Trier. Good audio guide in German, English, French, or Dutch. Semi integrated with the Porta Nigra.

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Reviewed 11 October 2015

We had two hours to kill on a wet afternoon in Trier and chose to visit this museum. In fact it should be on most people's agenda: there are all sorts of interesting historic and artistic exhibits and a cinema with an equally interesting black...More

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