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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.

 

Diorama
Museum interior

 

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.

Military Collection

Military Collection
How to get there - The Blücher Museum's address is:
 
Blücher Museum
Metzgergasse 6
56349 Kaub
Germany
Tel: +49-(0)6774-400

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".

Opening times:

(closed Mondays) 11am - 4pm
March to November - 2pm - 5pm

Information:

dwkaub@t-online.de

Other sights in Kaub include the beautiful Pfalzgrafenstein (below) and the ruins of castles along this romantic stretch of the Rhine valley.

Blücher's statue

Map

 

 

 

 

 

The Romantic Rhine - view from Kaub

Click here for more information on the Napoleonic wars

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