The Erkenbert Museum takes you through 1500 years of the art and cultural history of the town of Frankenthal. Learn about the development of the former fortress and garrison town that was known as the Third capital of the Electoral Palatinate from a large number of exhibits. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, there are also regular special exhibitions.
The most significant exhibits include the Merovingian graves and burial gifts (from 500 AD), the painting collection of the Frankenthal School of Art c. 1600, and an extensive collection of 18th-century Frankenthal porcelain that was also used by the royal courts of Europe. Paintings and drawings by Frankenthal artists from the 19th century to today and the preserved interiors of middle-class parlours from the Age of Enlightenment to historicism are important corner points in the spectrum of collections.
The museum is named after Erkenbert, actually Eckenbert (c. 1079–1132), of Worms, founder of the Augustinian Canon Monastery in Frankenthal in 1119. Only ruins remain of the former collegiate church of St. Mary.