Palatinate Museum of the City of Heidelberg

The Palatinate Museum (Kurpfälzisches Museum) documents Heidelberg’s eventful history from the Palaeolithic Age through the residence of the court of Kurpfalz (Electoral Palatinate) in the city. The large number of artefacts from the Merovingian age paints a lively picture of Frankish life in the early Middle Ages. A section on urban archaeology and history concludes this department. The collection of paintings and sculptures contains works dating from the late fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. For the most part, the works are by artists who either came from the region or were associated with Heidelberg through the court of the Electorate, although the collection also extends far beyond these regional borders. In terms of seventeenth and eighteenth centuries art the Dutch paintings of the Posselt Collection are an important focal point within a more extensive exhibition of works by German, Italian and French artists. Another distinctive feature especially worthy of note is the collection of paintings during the Romantic period. Works from the period of Modernism, and the post-war-era conclude the collection’s scope. The museum’s collection of applied arts focuses on topics such as faience, porcelain, glass, and historicism. The collection of graphic arts includes 7000 watercolours and drawings and 13000 prints, spanning the time between the late Middle Ages and the twentieth century.

Museum: Palatinate Museum of the City of Heidelberg
City: Heidelberg
Country: Germany
Address: Hauptstrasse 97