The Hunsrück museum was established in 1921 as a local museum. It was located in the Schinderhannes Tower until 1930, after which the collection was moved to the Neues Schloss. The museum was redesigned in 2000 as part of the renovation of the Neues Schloss.
The Hunsrück museum presents objects and documents on the natural and cultural history of the region in several sections: Folklore (furniture and clothing), pre-history and early history / the Roman period, the town and its territories, the Dukes of Pfalz-Simmern (coins, cards and engravings) and natural history (fossils). A special section is dedicated to the TV and film history of Hunsrück (Edgar Reitz). The myths and true stories behind the legendary outlaw Schinderhannes are documented in the old prison tower.
Since 1998, an art collection from Friedrich Karl Ströher (1876-1925) has been located on the top floor of the Neues Schloss.
The room layout in the Hunsrück museum allows a flexible presentation of existing exhibitions and special / temporary exhibitions. The Hunsrück museum also has a newspaper archive (issues of the "Hunsrücker Zeitung" since around 1850) and a museum library with specialist literature on the region. A photographic archive of the Simmern/Hunsrück town and municipality is also located in the Neues Schloss.
Museum opening hours:
|01.03. - 30.12.||Time|
|Tuesday to Friday||10:00 - 13:00 clock and 14:00 - 17:00 clock|
|Saturday and Sunday, public holidays (except January, February, Good Friday, Easter, Whit Monday, Christmas and New Year):||14:00 - 17:00 clock|
Entrance through the tourist information centre in the Neues Schloss (east wing)
Individual tours can be organised by phone.
We look forward to seeing you!