This museum gets less attention
than the city’s car and train museums, but it is well worth a visit, and there
is no entrance fee.
It’s located in the charming Villa Steinbach, built by a manufacturer of art canvas in the 18th century on land previously occupied by the Order of Teutonic Knights. In the 19th century, George Steinbach, a French military officer, bought and enlarged the house, and
the property has been known as Villa Steinbach ever since.
You may be surprised by the permanent collections
and special exhibits inside the villa. Locals enthusiastically support the museum, and over the years, generous patrons have donated many
fine pieces of art. You will be able to follow the development of European art
from the 1500s to the present and will, no doubt, recognize the names of many Dutch, Italian, and French masters.