Criminal Medieval Museum, Rothenburg

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If you're curious about ancient punishment and torture, you'll want to stop by Criminal Medieval Museum. Four floors with more than 130 displays reveal the history of European law and punishment, starting with the medieval period. Be aware that the exhibits explaining the penalties that were meted out during this time might make you squeamish. The sections that focus on the development of German law are especially interesting. A guided tour will help you go even more in-depth. Many aspects of the museum may not be suitable for children--or the faint of heart. Our Rothenburg trip planning site makes visiting Criminal Medieval Museum and other Rothenburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The crime Museum is located in an old building. This makes the tour very atmospheric. The tour begins in the basement and it works up floor by floor upwards. Of torture devices to Schandmasken, everything is available. It is recommended to make a guided tour, since the Guide reveals many details that cannot be read on the various panels. You must however say that there are many thing on the top floor which have nothing to do with the actual subject of the exhibition. You could spend a good and informative hours.
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  • The medieval crime Museum is one of the most interesting museums we have ever seen. Many torture devices and methods show the visitors that offences of any kind at that time were absolutely menschenunwürdig sanctioned.
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  • Second time visiting this museum. They have expanded the museum to include a portion on the witch trials in Europe during the 14 through 16th centuries (over 50,000 executed). Very interesting. Our fa...  more »
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  • 門票 7歐,資訊和內容很完整,值得參觀

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