Archaeological Museum of Pforzheim
archaeological museum

Archaeological Museum of Pforzheim

The Archaeological Museum Pforzheim was founded in 1995 as a result of archaeological excavations on the Kappelhofplatz. On the basis of the preserved findings and numerous exhibits, visitors can discover Pforzheim's 2000-year settlement history. Ceramic finds prove that the area of the Roman PORTUS survived as a Franconian settlement. The name of this place was now Pforzheim, a combination of the terms Portus and Heim.

The main exhibits are wall footings, but also remains of Roman heating systems, kitchens, latrines and fountains. Footbridges lead the visitor over the excavations, on display boards the stone testimonies are vividly explained.


Altstädter Straße 26
75175 Pforzheim