Nibelungen Museum

Museum in Worms

The Nibelungenlied is the ultimate tale of love and hate, treasure and treachery, revenge and death, with a cast including dwarves, dragons and bloodthirsty Überfrauen (superwomen). Richard Wagner set the poem to music, Fritz Lang turned it into a silent movie in 1924 and the Nazis abused its mythology, seeing in dragon-slayer Siegfried the quintessential German hero. The Nibelungen Museum's multimedia exhibit seeks to rescue the epic from the Nazi manipulations.

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