The interactive experience exhibition Romanticum Koblenz was opened on June 20, 2013 together with the Tourist Information Koblenz , the Middle Rhine Museum and the Koblenz City Library in the Forum Confluentes cultural building . The exhibition deals with the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley and the romantic era of the Rhine . In 2014 the Romanticum Koblenz was nominated for the "German Tourism Award".
On June 30, 2010, the Koblenz Tourism Works Committee decided on the content and thematic orientation of the central square. On the basis of this decision, the general planning services were awarded within the framework of a negotiation procedure of the procurement regulations for freelance services (VOF) for the "Center of Rhine Romanticism". From this process, the Berlin consulting and creative office studio klv emerged as general planner in July 2011. The implementation of the planning started in August 2012 and ended in June 2013. With the pre-opening on June 17, the Romanticum Koblenz kicked off the first week of the Forum Confluentes, which was made accessible to the public on June 20, 2013 in its entirety has been.
In August it was announced that the Romanticum was one of the seven finalists of the “German Tourism Prize 2014”. Previously, 57 applications had been received for this.
The number of visitors is 40,000 (as of November 28, 2014).
The aim of the interactive exhibition is to provide comprehensive information about the UNESCO World Heritage "Upper Middle Rhine Valley". No specific target group is focused here.
The exhibition is located in the basement of the Tourist Information Koblenz as part of the Forum Confluentes. In addition to the Romanticum Koblenz, the information center also offers a wine lounge with a model of the city for an initial overview of the city. The almost 800 m² Romanticum Koblenz is an interactive exhibition based on a steamship. It comprises ten independent exhibition areas with more than 70 interactive stations. Of these, 21 are animation films, 13 interview films, 9 shadow films and 18 audio pieces. All optical and acoustic objects are consistently designed in two languages (German and English). A three-dimensional audio system with over 60 loudspeakers provides a realistic background noise. Each individual exhibit is unique and has been specially developed for the exhibition.
The entrance area designed as a landing stage introduces visitors to the exhibition experience.
In this exhibition area, the main theme "Art, culture and cuisine of the romantic Rhine" is staged and conveyed through various exhibits:
- The visitors are greeted by personalities of the Rhine Romanticism in the form of a shadow theater:
- Clemens Brentano , Friedrich Schlegel , William Turner , Sophie von La Roche , Karl Baedeker , Karl Friedrich Schinkel , Friedrich Wilhelm IV. , Queen Victoria and Henriette Sontag .
- It was created in collaboration between director Alejandro Cardenas Amelio ( The Tears of My Mother ) and the cinematographer Frederik Schindler.
- Under the dining bell at the "Rhine dining table " you will find interesting facts about Rhenish specialties.
- In the world of wine , anamorphoses address the effect of wine.
- On the bookshelf , literature from the Rhine Romanticism is explained using book objects.
- In the poet armchair poems can be heard by pressing a button.
- In the picture gallery with original paintings, art-historical explanations are offered on two screens.
- From a silhouette one can silhouette uptake are produced which with historic accessories (eg. As wigs) can be adapted to that time.
In the ship's hold three of the four pillars of tourism strategy Rhineland-Palatinate are presented (walking, cycling and wine). This is where authentic recommendation marketing takes place: In 9 film interviews, people from the region describe their favorite places and experiences in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.
In the Loreley room, visitors can listen to the Loreley song in different languages and sing this karaoke.
On the deck, the visitor gets to know the diversity of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley and receives information on cultural topics , tourist attractions and the nature of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley .
This exhibition area is dedicated to the history of Koblenz as a port city and to shipping on the Rhine. Scenographically designed as a sailor's cabin , a sailor gives an insight into life and work on the Rhine.
The info panorama offers insights into the Rhine landscape . It is concerned with a. with the topics geology, palaeontology and flora & fauna. Film interviews by experts and flaps attached to the panorama convey information on the various subject areas.
In the interactive setting of the Rhine Theater , legends and facts about the Rhine can be experienced. The visitor learns facts about the castles along the Rhine from historical figures, castles can be integrated into the drama on a "castle easel" and characters from legends appear in the backdrop of the theater with the "legend searchlight".
This area is modeled on a steering position. A total of 9 different sections on the Rhine and Moselle can be navigated. The steering position was created in cooperation with the Koblenz Waterways and Shipping Authority (WSA).
In the exit area, various exhibits are shown that have been made available by people who live in Koblenz or the surrounding area.
The ticket is a Mifare - RFID equipped chip. On 30 exhibits there is the possibility to save information from the exhibition with the help of the admission ticket. The information is stored on an individual microsite . The stored content can be accessed via smartphone or PC.
Client, conception, planning and design
The client is Koblenz-Touristik, a company owned by the city of Koblenz. The exhibition concept, planning and design come from the Berlin consulting and creative office studio klv ( Dynamikum ). TAUCHER Sound Environments UG created the three-dimensional audio system and Akustikbüro Rahe-Kraft GmbH implemented the room acoustic planning. Approx. € 2.7 million have been invested in the construction of the Romanticum including the tourist information.
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- Forum Confluentes celebrates its birthday In: Rhein-Zeitung , July 16, 2015. Accessed on September 30, 2015.
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- 40,000th visitor to the Romanticum Koblenz website of Koblenz Tourism. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
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