Travel Guide - Pfalz-Touristik

Travel Guide - Pfalz-Touristik


C1 Palatinate Stone Hewer

Museum, Alsenz

Exhibits include machinery and tools, and

video films explain the social history.

Binoculars for viewing sandstone

structures. "Technician's office" from the

turn of the century.

Thu 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. from April to October,

on local holidays, and by appointment.

Rathausplatz 3

Tel. +49 (0) 6362 2464 or 3030

A3 Diamond Cutter Museum,


History of the diamond industry.

Representation of history, trade and

industry from the end of the 18th century

till today.

Tue 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Thu 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Sundays and holidays 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Tel. +49 (0) 6386 993168 or

+49 (0) 6373 5040

Hauptstrasse 47,

E2 Roman Vicus / Roman Museum,


The exhibition entitled "The Roman

Eisenberg" includes numerous ceramic

pieces, glass and metal objects, as well as

an early Christian bread stamp. Roman

living quarters are represented in the

reproduction of a dining room and


Every first Saturday of the month 3 p.m. -

5 p.m. and by appointment

Friedrich- Ebert- Strasse 28

Tel. +49 (0) 6351 4070

C2 Kahnweilerhaus, Rockenhausen

Permanent exhibit on the life and works of

Picasso patron Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler.

Kahnweiler’s German-language book

collection is available as a reference

library. Changing exhibitions on

contemporary culture. Thursdays and

every first Saturday of the month: 3 p.m. –

5 p.m. and by appointment.

Am Marktplatz 7

Tel: +49 (0) 6361-1089 or 451214

D1 Palatinate Mining Museum,


In addition to old craft tools for extracting

raw materials, the museum displays

unique pieces for iron manganese

extraction, a gold pan dated 1880 in the

"silver cabinet", a collection of Davy

lamps, documentation on how to extract

mercury, an original old mine chart, and

many things more.

Sat 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.,

groups of over 20 persons also by


Town centre, Tel. +49 (0) 6352 1712

Fax 710262

A2 Museum of local history and

culture with Fritz Wunderlich

Commemorative Room, Kusel

Museum of local history and culture with

commemorative pieces. A room

remembers the tenor Fritz Wunderlich who

passed away in 1966, a son of the town of


Daily except Mondays, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Marktstrasse, Tel. +49 (0) 6381 8222

A2 Musicians' Land Museum,


Documentation of the history of the

travelling musicians' trade in the western

Palatinate. Exhibits and original music

bring the lives of approximately 2 500

farmers' sons alive again.

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tel. +49 (0) 6381 424270 or 8429

Fax 424280

Burg Lichtenberg

A2 Quarry Museum, Rammelsbach

Diorama and documents illustrate the

backbreaking work in the "Dimpel".

Sun 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tel. +49 (0) 6381 7123 or 7591

A2 Emigrants Museum, Oberalben

Representation of the history and the

social background of the emigration

movement during the 19th century.

Sun 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Tel. +49 (0) 6381 424270, Fax 424280

D2 Dollhouse Museum of the 30s

and 50s, Jakobsweiler

100 lovingly collected dollhouses in the

former "milk hut".

Sun 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and by appointment

Rosenweg 3

Tel. +49 (0) 6357 7631 or 1295 or 989872

B2 St. Julian Oil Mill

A jewel of the history of craftsmanship.

The mill still runs to demonstrate the

process of oil extraction.

Hours of operation: by appointment

Tel. +49 (0) 6381 424270, Fax 424280

A2 Prehistory Museum and

Geoscope, Thallichtenberg

A glimpse into the Earth's Permo-Carbon

era with fossils dating back between 290

and 250 million years, including the

"white shark". Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lichtenberg Fortress

Tel. +49 (0) 6381 993450, Fax 993452

C2 Palatinate Museum of Tower

Clocks, Rockenhausen

An old farm with a clock tower creates the

setting for more than 30 large tower

clocks, sundials and sand clocks.

Thursdays and every first Saturday of the

month 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Daily guided tours

by appointment, closed from Christmas to


Am Schloß

Tel. +49 (0) 6361 3430 or 451214

C2 Pachen Museum, Rockenhausen

German art of the 20th century. Hella and

Heinz Pachen dispose of a unique

collection with over 2 000 works by

approximately 300 artists from all over

Germany, including names such as Otto

Dix and Käthe Kollwitz.

Thursdays and every first Saturday of the

month 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Daily guided tours

by appointment.

Tel. +49 (0) 6361 22136 or 451214

2A Lichtenberg Fortress,


With a length of 425 m, it counts among

the largest fortress ruins in Germany.

Open year round, guided tours on

Sundays at 2 p.m. and by appointment

Lichtenberg Fortress,

Tel. +49 (0) 6381 8429

D2 Falkenstein Fortress Ruin,


Falkenstein is one of the most famous

fortresses of the Donnersberg massif (440

m). The fortress is perched almost

vertically approximately 100 m above the

village of Falkenstein on jagged melaphyre

cliffs. The fortress was rebuilt into an

amphitheatre in 1993.

Accessible at any time.

Tel. +49 (0) 6352 1712, Fax 710262

C1 Moschelland Fortress Ruin,


The floor plan shows the typical

characteristics of a medieval fortress.

Destroyed in 1689, the fortress still hints

at its former grandiose size even today.

Accessible any time.

Tel. +49 (0) 6352 1712, Fax 710262

B2 Abbey Church, Offenbach-


The church dates back to a Benedictine

abbey built around 1230. Today's edifice

shows gothic elements that have been

incorporated in traditional Romanesque

construction drawings.

B2 Hirsau Chapel, Offenbach-


This edifice from the 12th century counts

among the Palatinate's oldest. Paintings

from the 13th century can be found in the

altar room.

C1 Parish Church, Finkenbach-


Today, the structure displays a neo-gothic

style. First documented in 1304.

Tel. +49 (0) 6352 1712, Fax 710262

E2 Rosenthal Monastery Ruin,


Former Cistercian abbey. Parts of the

sidewalls with flying buttresses and the

west gable with the little turret and stone

bonnet roof typical for the valley are all

that remained from the original singleaisle

abbey church. The tomb plates of

abbesses and founders can be found along

the sidewalls of the churches.

Open Sundays and holidays and by


Tel. +49 (0) 6352 1712, Fax 710262


B2 Potzberg Game Park and

Falconry, Föckelberg

Ibex and Sika deer, red deer and fallow

deer, moufflon, wild boar, and wild horses

roam over the 25 hectares of this park. A

raptor show displays hawks, vultures, and


March to October 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

November to February 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tel. +49 (0) 6385 6228 or 6249

Fax 999125

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