»Between Organ Loft and Orchestra Pit - The Bremen Music Pope Carl Reinthaler (1822-1896)«
Start: 13.10.2022
End: 08.01.2023

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Dom-Museum is presenting an exhibition on
the important Bremen composer and music director Carl Martin Reinthaler.
Reinthaler was active in Bremen from 1857 to 1893 and left his mark on the
city's musical life. As a composer of award-winning operas, large choral works with orchestra,
symphonies, piano songs and many more, he was highly esteemed by fellow musicians such as Johannes Brahms,
Carl Reinecke and Max Bruch. In 1868, he took over
the choral rehearsal for the premiere of Brahms's Deutsches Requiem at Bremen Cathedral with the
Singakademie he directed.

The exhibition, which was created in cooperation with the University of Bremen and the Erfurt Theatre, will be opened on 13 October in connection with the Thursday Motet at 7:00 pm.
A publication on the exhibition by Christian Kämpf (University of Halle) and Arne Langer (Theatre Erfurt) will also be published by Schünemann-Verlag.

Guided tours:

Derzeit sind keine Führungen geplant.

Guided tours

Museum guide:

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Opening hours:

Monday - Friday

10:00 – 16:45


10:00 – 13:30


14:00 – 16:45

Admission fees:

We would be very happy about a donation or membership.

Virtual visit:

We are pleased to be able to offer you a museum visit online.

To enjoy the audio explanations, please click on the audio icons. Virtual visit in English.


A visit to the exhibition
with children
Ein Ausstellungsbesuch<br />mit Kindern



Entrance to the museum through St. Peter's Cathedral at the end of the southern (right) nave.

By car

By car you can easily park in the Parking garage "Am Dom". From there it is only a 3-minute walk.

By tram

Take tram 3 or 2 to the Domsheide stop.
From there it is about a 4-minute walk.

Museum of Christian art and the history of the church of Bremen

The Dom-Museum (Cathedral Museum) in the Lutheran St. Peter's Cathedral was founded in 1987 to house finds from the medieval bishop's tombs, which were discovered in the 1970s during an archaeological excavation in the nave of the cathedral.

In addition to these grave goods and textiles from the 11th to the 15th century, the Dom-Museum displays ecclesiastical art objects (altar furnishings, paintings, sculpture, historic wall paintings), as an ecumenical museum also loans from the Bremen Catholic Church and offers an overview of the history of the Cathedral and the Archdiocese of Bremen. The Dom-Museum is run and looked after by the association Stiftung Bremer Dom e.V. on behalf of the owner (St. Peter's Cathedral Parish).