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The Neanderthals & Co.

In addition to the famous Neanderthal Man of 1856, it is also possible to look at the sensational new findings from excavations in the Neanderthal Valley that took place in 1997 and 2001. The most recent research results are vividly presented.

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Celts in the Rhineland

Since 5 June, the new treasure chamber at the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn

The new exhibition "Celts in the Rhineland" causes the lost culture of the Celts around the unique grave treasures of the Celtic Princess of Waldalgesheim to come alive again.

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Power and Powers

What did all the conquests and rules throughout the centuries mean for people in the Rhineland? What traces have the Romans, the Franks, and the medieval aristocrats left behind?

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From the gods to God

The natural religions, the variety of gods in Antiquity, the one God of the Jews and Christians, the veneration of saints, death and afterlife and the struggle for the Christian faith have all left traces behind in the Rhineland. The Romans integrated the divinities of the peoples they had conquered into their own realm of gods.

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The Rhineland and the World

How did the Rhine influence the landscape and its people? How did it affect the development of trade, technical know-how, and cultural exchange.

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What did "quality of life" mean to people throughout the ages, and how did they attempt to achieve it? Access to fresh water was fundamental for the survival of the settlers. The well from Erkelenz-Kückhoven, the world's largest Neolithic wooden well, provided people with a comfortable way of getting water more than 7,300 years ago, during the so-called Linear Pottery Era. The discovery of bronze, and later iron, production expanded the possibilities for producing precious utensils, jewelry, and weapons.

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Primal landscape

How has the landscape in the Rhineland changed from the last Ice Age up to today?

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Hann Trier/Leo Breuer

Hann Trier and Leo Breuer are two important artists, who influenced art in the Rhineland after World War II.

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LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn

Tel. +49 (0) 228 / 2070 - 0, Fax +49 (0) 228 / 2070 - 299

Opening Hours Museum

TUE - FRI, SON 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., SAT 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., MON closed

Guided tours for school groups available from 10 a.m.

Opening Hours Library

MON - FRI 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.