Relais Postal Museum


13 February 2019

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Gloria von Thurn and Taxis welcomes you to the Relais Postal Museum and tells you the story of the Relais from 1516 to 1680. From the clay tablet to steel feathers – immerse yourself in the heart of the evolution of writing. A magnificent collection of inkwells made of faience wood in different alloys composed of precious materials such as silver, leather, or crystal spans different styles and eras. Only three museums of this type exist in Europe (the other two are in Switzerland and the south of France).


Classroom of 1900


Our traditional Hotel du Moulin in Asselborn houses the captivating Relais Postal Museum. It offers visitors a fascinating insight into the evolution of writing instruments. Our museum showcases the tools that were once used by writers and scholars, including inkwells, quill pens, and early pencils, long before ballpoint pens and computers became popular. Visitors can actively explore an original classroom from 1900 at the Writing Instruments Museum and observe the historical instruments firsthand.

The Post Station Museum located within the “Domaine Touristique” takes visitors back to the 16th century, where they can experience the adventurous travel by stagecoach that was popular at the time. The building was used to water horses and provide rest for travelers. By appointment, visitors can immerse themselves in the history of transportation and communication.

Our Relais Postal Museum is an excellent destination for history buffs, writing enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to discover the past in an interactive and engaging way. Teachers can also contact us to organize an educational and relaxing day for their students. Come and experience the history of writing and communication through our fascinating exhibitions.


We open the relais postal museum only on request via the following phone number: 99 86 16.



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