Römerhalle museum and Roman villa

Artefacts from Roman Kreuznach and the surrounding area are on display in the rustic atmosphere of the Römerhalle museum. Two outstanding exhibits are mosaic floors from the Roman peristyle villa dating back to the 3rd century AD immediately adjacent to the museum. Once a magnificent mansion with over 5,000 square metres of interior floor space, and more than fifty rooms on the ground floor alone, all that is left today are the remains of the foundation walls. Remnants of stucco work, marble reliefs and wall paintings give an impression of the former splendour of the interiors. The images of the gladiator mosaic, the underfloor heating system of which is preserved, depict gladiator and animal fights in dramatically increasing intensity. The collections on display also illuminate further aspects of Romanisation and the Roman way of life.

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