Medieval Crime And Justice Museum, Rothenburg

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Medieval Crime And Justice Museum, Rothenburg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Burggasse 3-5, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Phone: +49-98615359

Ticket Price: 7 EUR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Medieval Crime And Justice Museum, Rothenburg

This one is gruesomely fascinating museum having the best display of criminal punishment devices probably in all of Europe. Displays include an array chastity belts, masks of disgrace for gossips, a cage for cheating bakers, a neck brace for quarrelsome women and a beer-barrel pen for drunks.

The museum has three floors having a lot of history of crime and punishments. Punishments and crimes that were related to the culture of the people, traditions of how to reform them, and the methods used to deter the doing bad society things again. Some of the displays seem downright cruel, but most certainly effective. It is said to host the largest collection in Europe of antique objects, and also many documents to show the detail behind the period of using devices to punish, or penalties of abusers of society ills. Most of the items and documents date from the13th to the 19th centuries.

Medieval Crime And Justice Museum Ticket Prices

  • Senior citizens: 6 Euros
  • Students: 4 Euros
  • Schoolchildren, children (over 6 years old): 3.50 Euros
  • Children under 6 years: Free of charge
  • Family ticket (2 adults and all children belonging to the family from 6 to 17 years old): 17 Euros
  • Groups of more than 20 persons (price per person): 6 Euros

Medieval Crime And Justice Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Special opening times: Weekends on Advent –11 am to 4 pm.
  • 24th December: 10 am to 1 pm.
  • 31st December: 10 am to 1 pm.
  • Please note: Final admission 45 minutes before closing time.

How To reach Medieval Crime And Justice Museum by Public Transport

  • On foot

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Medieval Crime And Justice Museum, Rothenburg Reviews - Write a Review

  • Goodness people can be awful! Self guided tour with stairs. Lots of reading, good displays and models. 7 Euros withing walking distance of nearly all hotels. Do yourself a favor and invlude the "Night Watchman Tour" for 8 Euros!

  • Facinating collection of all aspects of medival torture and truth extraction. Excellent curation. But somewhat bizzar for a quaint tourist town. Takes a bit too long to go through in detail, but fun to skim through.

  • Very interesting! Really enjoyed the visit and all the information!

  • Really interesting! Lots of cool things to see, but at some point it starts to feel like everything is on display because hey don't have anywhere else to put it. It can be kind of overwhelming, but I'd absolutely go back!

  • This was a more interesting mideval museum than the ones I've seen before. There were tons of old artifacts and torture machines across several floors, but the price was a bit steep in my opinion, 7€. It was good to see translations for nearly everything in English as well as a few other languages.

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