Middle Mosel Museum

Goethe, the Prussian King Friedrich-Wilhelm IV and the French poet Apollinaire were once guests in the imposing Baroque villa of the Trarbach merchant family Böcking, which now houses one of the museum treasures of the Mosel region. This splendid patrician house, which was spared by the city fire of 1857, was built around 1755 by the wealthy merchant and state cashier Johann Adolf Böcking according to plans drawn up by the ducal senior government building officer of Rhineland-Palatinate-Zweibrücken, Hauth, in the Baroque style of Trier. Today, it provides a good example of the lifestyle of a wealthy patrician family of the 18th and 19th centuries and exhibits a unique collection of furnishings not to be found in other museums in the Rhineland-Palatinate.
The more than 20 exhibition rooms of the Middle Museum, which house the lifework of the collector and homeland artist Dr. Ernst Willen Spies, not only contain precious furniture and works of art from three centuries, but also an extensive collection about the history of the city of Traben-Trarbach. You will also discover archaeological findings from the Roman and Franconian periods, as well as objects of rural domestic culture and displays about the history of the handicrafts and the city trade guilds. The permanent exhibition is supplemented by the architectural plans and archaeological findings made during the excavations of the ruins of the former French Mont Royal fortress conducted during the 1930’s. The exhibition also includes a famous model of the Grevenburg Castle.

Middle Mosel Museum

in the Böcking House Baroque villa
Casinostrasse 2
56841 Traben-Trarbach
Tel: 0 65 41 - 94 80

Opening Hours

Easter until October
Daily (except mondays): 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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