The Blücher Museum
|The Blücher Museum is located in
the German town of Kaub. The building now housing
the Museum was used as Field Marshal Blücher's
headquarters from 31st December 1813 to 6th January 1814.
During this period, Blücher led his 50,000 strong Army
of Silesia, across the Rhine in order to take the war
against Napoleon into France. As this historic crossing
is the main theme of the Blücher Museum, the curator has
collected a wealth of information on it. Maps, orders of
battle, positions of the various units are all available.
The centrepiece is a tin soldier (Zinnfiguren) diorama of
the Army of Silesia's Rhine crossing.
|The Museum rooms have retained their original character. Almost everything remains unchanged from the time Blücher lived here. The rooms are furnished in the "Empire" style. Even the original wallpaper has survived. The museum is therefore also a window into time - showing the visitor how people lived more than a century ago. On display are Blücher's personal belongings, portraits and biographies of his Russian and Prussian Generals.|
|Finally, the museum
also contains an extensive collection of military
uniforms, weapons and regalia from the Napoleonic period.
|How to get
there - The Blücher
Museum's address is:
The town of Kaub is on the right bank of the Rhine and located just 4km south of St. Goarshausen and the Loreley tourist attraction. Just park your car in Kaub and follow the signs marked "Blüchermuseum".
Other sights in Kaub include the beautiful Pfalzgrafenstein (below) and the ruins of castles along this romantic stretch of the Rhine valley.
Click here for more information on the Napoleonic wars
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