Spice Museum

Tracing the history of spice culture and the long journey of spices from seed to harvest to the sales counter: That is the goal of the German Spice Museum. Over an exhibition area of approx. 1,200 square metres, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of spices. The exhibition is sponsored by the Museums im Kulmbacher Mönchshof e.V.

The magic of spices - An experience for all five senses

Spices are the epitome of food refinement. Exotic spices such as pepper, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla were luxury goods for a long time. This is where the Spice Museum comes in, bringing the special features of spices to life. While the spice bazaar offers the opportunity to taste, smell, look at and touch spices, another part of the museum takes visitors on a historical journey of the origins of pepper and others: starting in the Middle East, the path of spices can be followed across the Mediterranean and the Alps to Franconia. The collection also documents the history of the processing and use of spices.

The collection, which for a long time was located on a much smaller scale at Plassenburg Castle, has been housed in the former factory premises of the Mönchshof Brewery since 2015. The Adalbert-Raps-Stiftung is also one of the supporters of the museum and its new building.

Information & Contact:

The Spice Museum is housed in the museums in Kulmbach's Mönchshof and is thus in the immediate vicinity of the Bavarian Brewery and Bakery Museum.

Museums in Kulmbach Mönchshof
Hofer Straße 20
95326 Kulmbach

Phone: 09221 80514