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Exhibition 2022 "The Fall of the Roman Empire"

On 25 June, Trier will be doomed – and everyone is looking forward to it. After all, the Rheinische Landesmuseum Trier, the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift  und the Museum am Dom have been waiting for almost two years for the day when the major State Exhibition "The Fall of the Roman Empire"  will open its doors and examine – on a total exhibition area of 2,000 square meters and with more than 700 exhibits from 20 different countries – the phase since the end of the 4th century in which the Western Roman Empire first lost its power and then its last emperor.
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For 156 days, some 120 national and international lenders will make their art treasures available for this spectacular exhibition, including such prestigious museums as the Moscow Kremlin, the Germanic National Museum, the Florence Uffizi, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum, the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm, and the Madrid National Museum.
In the exhibition, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum will focus on the transition from the heyday of the Roman Empire to its decline in the western part of the Empire from the late 4th century onwards. It becomes clear that many different factors contributed to this decline, and that while many Roman traditions and achievements were lost in the transition to the early Middle Ages, some were able to survive in a modified form.
The Museum am Dom will focus on the role of the Christian Church, which, during the decay process of Rome, was able to fill the existing power vacuum with great success and subsequently play an important role in the transmission of Roman traditions. And the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift will highlight the survival of the Roman Empire in the history of art and culture, where the fall of the Western Roman Empire has been repeatedly reinterpreted and treated sometimes as "the worst of misfortunes" and sometimes as "the brilliant triumph of freedom".   
The synopsis of all three parts of the exhibition will result in a multi-layered and highly interesting picture of a little-lit era that still has an impact today – with exhibits that have never before been shown in this synoptic perspective.
Information about accessibility


In the Tourist Information you will receive the following tickets:

Combination ticket for all three museums:
Adults: € 22.00
Reduced *: € 19.00

* Pupils, students, apprentices, FSJ/FÖK/BFD/FWD beneficiaries, people with a severely disabled ID card

Antiquity Card for the national exhibition 2022 "The Fall of the Roman Empire":

Basic: € 22.00
Premium: € 29.00
Group: € 19.00
School: € 8.00

Information on all tickets can be found here.

Public tours in English

Rhineland Federal State Museum (90 minutes)
03.08.2022, 4 p.m.
31.08.2022, 4 p.m.

Get your ticket here.

Museum am Dom (75 minutes)
03.08.2022, 11 a.m.
31.08.2022, 11 a.m.

Onlinetickets will be available here shortly.

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift (75 minutes)
03.08.2022, 2 p.m.
31.08.2022, 2 p.m.

Onlinetickets will be available here shortly.

Guided tours

The following guided tours are possible:

•  Guided tour of one museum
Guided tour through the Rheinisches Landesmuseum: 90 min., € 109.00
Guided tour through the Museum am Dom or the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift: 75 min., € 99.00

•    Guided tour through two museums
Small combined guided tour: The Stadtmuseum Simeonstift and the Museum am Dom, 120 min. (incl. walking time  
between the museums),€ 140.00
Medium combined guided tour: The Rheinisches Landesmuseum and the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift OR the Museum am Dom, 150 min. (incl. walking time between the museums), € 155.00

•    Guided tour through three museums
Large combined guided tour: the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift and the Museum am Dom, 210 min. (incl. walking time between the museums), € 206.00

•    Guided tours in foreign languages
Additional charge of € 15.00

Prices plus admission.
When visiting two or three museums, we recommend the combination ticket.

Groups can already book guided tours of the exhibition.

All information and booking options are available from us at 0049-651-97808-52 or by email to untergang2022@trier-info.de.


A downfall is by no means a reason not to have a good time! That's why we have put together a variety of package deals for you to make your visit to the State Exhibition imperially decadent.

Our different packages are aimed at individual guests or couples, either with one or two overnight stays (arrangement "The Decline of the Roman Empire 2022").

For further information on our packages and booking enquiries, please contact our colleagues in the Marketing, Packages & Accommodation Department by phone on 0651/97808-14 or -16 or by e-mail to hotel@trier-info.de.

Download of the English brochure

Click here to download the English brochure.