Erlebnisraum Römerstraße - Infozentrum Gildehaus Blankenheim
The Gildehaus (Guild House) in Blankenheim has been returned to its full glory and now houses a new exhibition. The former local history museum has been converted into an information centre devoted to the history of the Romans and its after-effects on Blankenheim and the northern part of the Eifel.
The exhibition centres on the history of the villa rustica – a country estate used for residential and agricultural purposes between the 1st and 4th centuries AD – and its modern reconstruction. It combines topics like commercial usages in Roman times, the archaeological remains and the legacy of the Roman Empire within the collections of the Count of Manderscheid-Blankenheim. Visitors can go in search of Blankenheim’s Roman past, which at the same time will sharpen their minds to the importance of researching, collecting and preserving historical remains for the future.