Sharing the Passion for Minerals with the World


Beautiful minerals are my passion! I have been collecting aesthetic minerals for more than 40 years and this has resulted in the creation of a noteworthy collection. It has always been my pleasure to share my collection with family and friends, and this has grown in to the idea of making it available to members of the mineral community and interested visitors.

Finally in 2019 I decided to turn my gallery into a Private Museum for Fine Minerals.

Since minerals have always been just a passionate hobby complementing my busy work life I need to restrict access to the Private Museum to the levels manageable and - foremost - enjoyable. For that reason, if you wish to visit the Museum reach out to me in order to find a suitable date. In case we haven’t met in person yet, I may ask you to produce a recommendation by a common friend.


Visits by appointment only

Planning a trip

The Museum is located near Muellheim, a medium-sized town between Basel (CH) and Freiburg (DE).

It is situated in a touristic area in the Rhine Valley close to the Black Forest mountains with numerous ancient Roman settlings. Among these there is an almost 2000 year old Roman spa in a nearby town named Badenweiler. The area is called the Markgraeflerland, and is often referred to as the Tuscany of Germany.

How to get there

by Car

Muellheim is about 4,5 hours from Munich (via Stuttgart) by car (using highways A8 and A5). Furthermore it is only 1,5 hours by car from Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. Hence the museum can conveniently be visited in conjunction with the Munich Show or the show in Sainte-Marie.

by Train

Muellheim has got a train station that is only 600 m away from the museum. The high-speed trains stop in either Basel or Freiburg where you have to change over to the regional trains having a stop in Muellheim. 

by Plane

The closest Airport is EuroAirport near Basel/Mulhouse in France. It is about 30 min away. There are numerous flights to/from Frankfurt and Munich every day. Just make sure you leave the airport through the "french exit" when looking for a cab or rental car.

COVID Safe-guard measures

Visitors must bear a certificate that they are fully vaccinated or recovered


have to produce a test certificate not older than 24 hours testifying that they are tested negatively for COVID-19 (a test can also be bought and carried out in the waiting area in front of the museum)

Furthermore visitors should not access the museum if they do not feel well, have signs of a cold or have recently been in contact with a person that has tested positively for COVID.

Thank you for your understanding and compliance.

Cannot visit yourself? Have a look at the video instead

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