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The Nibelungen Museum Worms

The Nibelungen Museum is not a museum of the traditional kind that collects and displays exhibits. Its concept is based on modern media, and the museum belongs to a long tradition in the interpretation of the Nibelung legend

It is itself an example of a “Nibelung creation”, and it provides information on the centuries-old legend, interprets this legend and, with its futuristic architecture, fascinates and inspires its visitors.

The Nibelungen Museum is housed in two magnificent towers on the city wall, which dates back to medieval days of the Staufer dynasty. 

Equipped with a multimedia guide, visitors make their way round the museum as if they were in a walk-in audio book

Tours of the museum

In the reception area of the Nibelungen Museum, visitors must first decide which tour to take:

Whether to follow the unknown author of the Song of the Nibelungs text (tour in German, English or French)?

Or whether to find out more about Richard Wagner and his life’s work "The Ring of the Nibelungs" (tour in German, booklet in English)?

If you find it difficult to choose, then just plan more time for your stay so that you can look at and listen to everything. 

Or even better, come back for another visit!

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Postal address

Nibelungenmuseum Worms
Fischerpförtchen 10 
67547 Worms 


Telephone number: +49 (0)62 41 8 53 - 41 20 (central)
Fax number: +49 (0)62 41 8 53 - 41 29

Opening hours: 

  • Tuesday to Friday 10 - 17 
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10 - 18 
  • Monday closed

Admission charges:

  • adults / concessions EUR 5,50 / EUR 4,50 
  • children and under 18s EUR 3,50 
  • family ticket (two adults with children under the age of 18) EUR 13 
  • Groups (at least 10 people): 
    children and under 18s EUR 2,50 each;
    adults EUR 4,50 each;
    senior citizens EUR 3,50 each
  • Here you can fill your own water bottle for free with tap water. More about the project: Refill Worms
Logo Refill Worms


are requested to book their visit in advance by telephoning +49 (0)6241 853 41 20 or by emailing the museum nibelungenmuseum@worms.de

Media guide tours 

are available in German, English and French.


Did you know?

  1. The Song of the Nibelungs  is a UNESCO Memory of the Worm document. It was written down arround the year 1200 by an unknown poet.
  2. This heroic legend about the dragon-slayer Siegfried, mighty Brunhild from Iceland and Kriemhild with her thirst for revenge is set to a large extent in and around Worms.
  3. In the Nibelungen Museum Worms you can find out all about the Nibelung legend and its main characters. 
  4. The voice that you can hear on the media guide belongs to the well-known German actor Mario Adorf, who helped to establish the Nibelungen Festival in Worms.
  5. The medieval city wall of Worms as the original setting is the ideal place for a journey back in time to an age of kings, myths and magic powers. 
  6. This is a good place to pause on your walk to the Rhine Promenade. Admire the view from the city wall of the Gate Tower Square and see the burial mound that represents Siegfried’s grave and the fountains playing. Access to the towers and the battlement walkway is included in admission to the museum.
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