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Your visit to Villeroy&Boch

All the most important information, prices and opening hours at a glance. We look forward to your visit!

You can use the Contact Form to get in touch with us!

Individuals, groups and tour operators can select their preferred programme below or send us a general enquiry. Due to high demand, please make reservations as early as possible and at least 10 days in advance.



We will check your requests and reply to you as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, you can reach us from Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00, Saturdays from 9:30 to 18:00, and Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00.

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Villeroy&Boch Discovery Centre

Saaruferstraße 1-3 , Alte Abtei
66693 Mettlach
Tel.: +49 (0)6864/811020
Fax: +49 (0)6864/812305
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Visitor News

Please note the changed opening hours:

Christmas Eve, 24 December 2017: closed
Christmas Day, 25 December 2017: closed
Boxing Day, 26 December 2017: closed
New Year's Eve, 31 December 2017: open until 13:00

Directions:

  • By car:
    From Cologne or Koblenz, take the A1 to Trier, continue on the B51 towards Saarbrücken until you come to Mettlach.

  • From Luxembourg via Remich - Perl, continue on the A8 until you come to the exit for Mettlach.

  • From Karlsruhe take the A5 towards Kaiserlautern - Saarbrücken, continue on the A8 towards Luxembourg, take the Mettlach exit.

  • By bus:
    Buses can park free of charge in the bus car park, conveniently located along the B51 in the Old Abbey area. A few metres walk will then take your guests straight to the main entrance of the Old Abbey.

  • By train:
    From Koblenz via Trier, continue towards Saarbrücken until you arrive in Mettlach, or Mannheim - Kaiserlautern - Saarbrucken, continue towards Trier. 3 minutes' walk from the train station. Follow signs for the Saar.

Admission prices

Combined ticket for the Keravision, Tableware Exhibition and Museum of Ceramics.

Adults€4.50
Children and teenagers (7 to 18 years old) and school pupils*€2.50
Students, disabled visitors€3.00
Group price (from 10 people) per person€3.50
Family ticket (parents with children under 15 years old)€9.00

Subject to presentation of appropriate proof of identity, children celebrating a birthday on the day of their visit are entitled to free admission.
*The price does not apply for students of evening classes, vocational colleges, day-release training or professional training courses, and is not valid on Sundays or public holidays.

Summer opening hours

1 April - 31 October

Keravision, Tableware Exhibition, Museum of CeramicsMonday to Friday 9:00 18:00, Saturday 9:30 - 18:00, Sundays and public holidays 10:00 - 17:00
Bathroom and Wellness Information CentreMonday to Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Historic DairyTuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:30, Monday: closed
Abteigarten RestaurantMonday-Friday 7:30 - 16:30 (18.12.16-01.01.17 closed)

Winter opening hours

1 November - 31 March

Keravision, Tableware Exhibition, Museum of CeramicsMonday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sundays and public holidays 14:00 - 17:00
Bathroom and Wellness Information CentreMonday to Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Historic DairyClosed November to Easter, but can be visited all year round during opening hours
Abteigarten RestaurantMonday to Friday 7:30 - 16:30 (18.12.16-01.01.17 closed)
Closed on the following days 21, 24-26 December, 1 January, 31 December open until 13:00

Guided tours - information for groups and tour operators

The Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre in the Old Abbey is a popular day out for all age groups. As well as our permanent exhibitions, we can also organise customised programmes. From club or company outings to hiking or cycling tour groups, vintage clubs or motorbike trips, we can offer packages tailored to all tastes and to suit your every wish. All packages can be booked in different languages. For an unforgettable day by the beautiful River Saar, simply book one of our experience packages in advance!

For reservations and questions, please contact us:

You can use our Contact Form or call our visitor service on +49 (0)6864/811020. We will be happy to advise you in person. You can reach us from Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00, Saturdays from 9:30 to 18:00, and Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00.

Overview of all guided tours and services

Guided tourDescriptionServices includedDuration Price
"Experience Villeroy & Boch"Exciting insights into the company's fascinating history, treasures from over 268 years and beautifully presented table settings in the Tableware Discovery Centre are the highlights of this popular guided tour. Each tour is accompanied by an experienced Villeroy & Boch guide. Film on the company's history with Sir Peter Ustinov, guided tour of the Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre, Museum of Ceramics and Historic Dairy. approx. 1.5 hours€85.00 / per group plus admission price per person. (Group size from 2 to a maximum of 25 people)
"Sacred art"Villeroy & Boch offers a real treasure chest of outstanding architectural sights from over one thousand years of the Old Abbey's history. Accompanied by a Villeroy & Boch guide, find out more about the changes that have taken place in the Abbey over the years and how the family chapel was transported by barge along the River Saar to Mettlach. Explore the unique Abbey park with its exotic trees, the Old Tower - the oldest sacred building in the Saarland (around 990) - and the impressive Schinkel Fountain constructed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel as a gift from the Prussian Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm to J.F. Boch (around 1833). Visit to the cloister in the Old Abbey followed by a visit to St Joseph's Chapel. An architectural jewel: constructed in the 19th century, St Joseph's Chapel sustained severe damage inflicted by wars and weather. Together with the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz (German foundation for the protection of cultural heritage), the von Boch owners decided to carry out extensive renovations. Following renovation of the building's facade, internal clearance work revealed some hidden "treasures" that not even the owners were aware of. Removal of a layer of whitewash uncovered decorative borders with gold details, a metre-high tiled frieze and some precious wall paintings.Guided tour of the Old Abbey, St Joseph's Chapel and the Abbey park and sights approx. 2.5 hours €120.00 / per group plus admission price per person. (Group size from 2 to a maximum of 25 people)
"Hand painting"Design your own plate and take it home as a souvenir or a very personal present for a loved one - book our creative package for adults. Film on the company's history with Sir Peter Ustinov, guided tour of the Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre, the Museum of Ceramics and the Historic Dairy, design/painting of a plate or cup.approx. 2.5 hours. €130.00 / per group plus admission price per person. (Maximum group size of 10 people)
"Castle Experience"Simply admire and enjoy! Your own very personal experience begins with a meal at Saareck Castle, the former residence of the von Boch family, perhaps followed by a stroll in the Castle's inviting English landscape gardens. The enjoyment then continues with an individual visit to the Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre in the Old Abbey. Film on the company's history with Sir Peter Ustinov, tour of the Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre, the Museum of Ceramics and the "Historic Dairy" (without a guide), 3-course lunch in Saareck Castle (including water and coffee)approx. 1.5 hours plus time in the Castle €39.50 per person including admission price (for 2 people or more, reservations possible from Monday to Friday)
"School classes"A fun learning experience with Villeroy & Boch! A great idea for the next class trip. Children are taught the basic terminology of ceramic production and are encouraged to experiment with their own creativity through painting. They can then admire the biggest ceramic jigsaw puzzle in the world in the Abbey park, the WWF Living Planet Square, while the guide explains Villeroy & Boch's great concern for sustainability.Paint an original Villeroy & Boch plate or cup, guided tour of the Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre, the Museum of Ceramics and the Historic Dairy (accompanying supervisor from the school required)approx. 2 hours€46.00 per group plus €2.00 per person (including admission price and materials) (Group size from 8 to a maximum of 15 people)
"Children's birthday"A creative alternative for kids, with lots of fun and variety! We will take care of all the details of your child's birthday celebration: including creative activities, personal support, birthday cake and a group meal around a beautifully presented Villeroy & Boch table. The birthday child is, naturally, our guest! Original Villeroy & Boch plate or cup to paint per child, exciting guided tour of the Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre and birthday refreshments: birthday cake, tasty pasta dish, 1 drink 0.2l (accompanying parent or guardian required - free admission) approx. 3 hours €15.50/per person. (Group size from 8 to a maximum of 15 people)
"Plate painting for kids"Spontaneous and fun entertainment, even for very young children. Children (age 4 or older) have a chance to paint a cup or plate in the Museum of Ceramics. Original Villeroy & Boch plate or cup, painting materials (without V&B supervision) Price: €5.00/per person