Richard the Lionheart Exhibition in Speyer
Historical Museum of the Palatinate Speyer
September 17, 2017 – April 15, 2018

  • Reconstruction
  • Digital Environment
  • 3D Animation
Richard Löwenherz. König – Ritter – Gefangener
Richard the Lionheart. King – Knight – Prisoner

On September 17, 2017, the Historical Museum of the Palatinate Speyer opened its doors to the exhibition “Richard Löwenherz. König – Ritter – Gefangener | Richard the Lionheart. King – Knight – Prisoner,” dedicated to one of Europe’s most significant kings. This comprehensive exhibition explores the life and legend of Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart, who is celebrated for his valor and knightly virtues.

We contributed complex 3D animations to the exhibit, tracing Richard’s travel route across Europe and providing vivid insights into medieval life in cities such as Paris, London, Speyer, and Messina. These animations bring to life key aspects of Richard’s story, including his role in the Third Crusade, his capture, and his imprisonment. They also depict the historical contexts of these cities, enhancing the immersive experience for visitors.

The exhibition features over 150 artifacts from museums and libraries across Europe, including precious manuscripts, reliquaries, sculptures, and weapons. Highlights include a rare edition of the Magna Carta, the jeweled cross of Henry the Lion, and historical replicas of Richard’s tomb.

This exhibition is presented under the patronage of Malu Dreyer, Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate, and has been honored with the title of “State Exhibition of Rhineland-Palatinate” by the Ministry of Science, Continuing Education, and Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate.