Museum on the Rhine – 2000 years of history in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley
The atmosphere of a 19th century upper-class house provides a stylish setting in
which you can explore the chequered history of a small town on a great river. On
four storeys of lovingly restored rooms in this former winery, visitors can experience
an interesting and fascinating presentation of life on the Rhine. Many themes from
Oberwesel’s past also serve to illustrate the history of the UNESCO World Heritage
Site ‘Upper Middle Rhine Valley’. Rare finds from pre and early history, the town’s
heyday in the Middle Ages, the euphoric era of Rhine Romanticism, the hard lives
of the boatmen’s families and much more besides are all brought to life here. Film
exhibits and a virtual tour of the town make history an authentic experience.
One of the museum’s special attractions is the room known as the “Blue Parlour”
with its valuable original furnishings dating from 1868. It recalls the history
of the Hoffmann family who built this house and who owned one of the largest wine
estates on the Middle Rhine.