The new experience museum is an enlargement to the Palatinate museum of Forchheim. It carries the visitor off on a time trip to the 16th century. Orchestrations, text boards and radio plays tell from 200 years of fortress' history.
The Palatine Museum in Forchheim inside the "Imperial Palace" is divided into the sections "City Museum" , "Archaeology Museum Upper Franconia" and "Traditional Costume Museum".
The City Museum takes its visitors through 1200 years of Forchheim's history and development, the Archaeology Museum Upper Franconia presents over 600 exhibits from the Stone Age settlement up to the turning point of the industrial revolution and the Traditional Costume Museum displays a varied collection of original clothing from the Franconian Switzerland.
Gößweinstein is the most important place of pilgrimage to Most Holy Trinity in Germany and it comprises more than 100 life-sized human wax figures, a testimony to special traditions. The modern museum, that is located in the former Mesner house and school next to the basilica, opened in 2008 and is dedicated to pilgrimage and devoutness history of the village.
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The museum is located in historical timbered buildings. They belong to the landmarks of the region, due to their location next to the special rock formation which is typical for the Franconian Switzerland. Exhibits from the field of archaeology, history, agriculture, traditional costumes, popular piety and handicraft are shown. A special highlight is the original synagogue from the 18th century.