Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley Sights

Kurpfälzisches Museum (Palatinate Museum)

  • Hauptstr. 97 Map It
  • Heidelberg

Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

This baroque palace was built as a residence for a university professor in 1712, and since turned into an art and archeology museum with two standout exhibits worth the visit. One is a replica of the jaw of Heidelberg Man, a key link in the evolutionary chain thought to date from a half-million years ago (the original was unearthed near the city in 1907). The larger attraction is the Windsheimer Zwölfbotenaltar (Twelve Apostles Altarpiece), one of the largest and finest works of early Renaissance sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider. Its exquisite detailing and technical sophistication are evident in the simple faith that radiates from the faces of the Apostles. The top floor of the museum showcases 19th-century German paintings and drawings, many depicting Heidelberg. The restaurant in the museum's quiet courtyard is a good place for a break.

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Hauptstr. 97, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69117, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–6

Published 04/24/2016


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