Famous Museums in Rothenburg

The museums in Rothenburg give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Rothenburg with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Rothenburg. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Rothenburg.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Rothenburg.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Rothenburg:

  1. Medieval Crime And Justice Museum


    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 th...Read more
  2. Zum Spitaltor

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    Zum Spitaltor

    Museum, Historical Site

    The Spital Bastion, built around 1586 is located at the end of the Spitalgasse, in southern Rothenburg’s. It has two inner courtyards and an adjacent moat. A part of the Spital Bastion houses the Criminal Museum, located on the Burggasse, in the oldest part of the city. There is a dunking stool on the side of the building that was used to punish bakers whose bread was too light. (Dishones...Read more
  3. Alt-rothenburger Handwerkerhaus


    Hidden down in one the many alleys of Rothenburg, is the Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus. A hermit who lived here remained obscure to cultural and technical innovations. It is because of him, this medieval jewel, where artisans lived and worked is accessible to tourists. Today numerous artisans including coopers, weavers, cobblers and potters conduct their workshops here. It's partly a museum a...Read more
  4. Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum

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    Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum

    Museum, History Museum

    One can find here not only unusual and rare Christmas decorations from the 19th and the early 20th centuries but also “favorites” on the Christmas Tree, decorations which may have been in existence for over 100 years but have not lost any of their original popularity. You can actually experience Christmas here, all year around! Enjoy a delightful atmosphere of enchanting Christmas t...Read more
  5. Reichsstadtmuseum


    The Imperial City Museum was a former Dominican nunnery convent since 1936, which was dissolved in 1544. Today it houses the collections of Rothenburg's arts and culture. Having a collection of more than 2,500 objects ofthe town since eight centuries, the Baumann Foundation was integrated in the museum since 1999. It shows the highest quality weapons, pottery, tin, modeling, castles and much mo...Read more