Museum in the Burgmannenhaus
In a former Burgmannenhaus (Burgstraße 14) at the western side of the Imperial Pfalz, precious architectural sculpture fragments are on display. These are mainly excavation and reading finds from the Imperial Pfalz and its surroundings. The exhibition is supplemented with information on Frederick Barbarossa and the Staufen as well as historical pictures of the Imperial Pfalz and a model of the town of Gelnhausen in the Middle Ages.
The outstanding exhibits include a chalice block capital and the associated impost. They are decorated with vine work in which figures and animal masks are incorporated. The capital and impost are original pieces from the arcades of the palas – they were removed in 1962 and replaced by copies.