Kurpfälzisches Museum

Lonely Planet review

The city-run Palatinate Museum has well-presented exhibits on Heidelberg’s eventful history and is especially strong on the Roman period – exhibits include original wood beams from a 3rd-century bridge. To learn about really ancient local life, check out the replica of the 600,000-year-old jawbone of Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man), unearthed about 18km southeast of here in 1907 (the original is stored across the river at the university’s palaeontology institute).