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Imperial City Museum (Reichsstadtmuseum)

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Superb town museum well worth a visit

A fascinating museum housed since 1935 in a former convent and a welcome escape from the busy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
Worthwhile to visit

The museum is off the beaten path and easy to miss. We were one of only two small groups of people... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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This museum explores the long history of the city, with a strong focus on the Thirty Years War.
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Klosterhof 5, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 939043
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating museum housed since 1935 in a former convent and a welcome escape from the busy streets outside. On arrival, I was provided me with a guide in English with floorplans, a short history of the museum and a self guided tour (just follow...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The museum is off the beaten path and easy to miss. We were one of only two small groups of people in the entire museum. The museum is in an old convent (worth walking through for the old building alone) and has some great exhibits....More

Thank austinfamilyof4
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Imperial City Museum is tucked away in a part of Rothenburg that is seldom trodden by day-tripper and large tour groups. It is a nice city museum. Cost is €7/Adult. Seniors receive a €1 discount. Can't remember now about students and kids. The museum...More

Thank HobbitBrandybuck
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We were surprised by the lovely collection of this fine museum tucked away in Rothenberg. Interesting exhibits from the city's history and the Medieval period in general with coats of arms, ceramics, and other fine collections.

Thank Sally_EP
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The artifacts were interesting. From the stone age, to luther and the middle ages. However there wasnt much English explanation which made things pretty meaningless.

1  Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Stumbled across the museum half by accident as we were walking round the city walls and decided to look in. Great museum set in a former cloister so you have the lovely high ceilings and well laid out gardens as you look around. Interesting displays...More

Thank apollo12
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We weren't planning on visiting this place, but my son (17yo) found it on the city map and led us here. From the outside it is very unassuming. Once you go inside, you are in a very tiny lobby. The lady that was working there...More

1  Thank Calisurfer97
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I loved this museum! The building and artifacts are well presented and give a good backdrop to the town. I was there on a Thursday morning and almost had the place to myself! Most of what they have is in German with very brief English...More

1  Thank 881MelissaB881
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is an excellent small museum. Well displayed. Well curated. If you came to Rothenburg for the middle ages, this is a must see. Amble information in English. Furniture, tools, weapons, sculpture, all in a former convent.

Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee doesn't include photo permission - and if you want to record any of what you see, I recommend it. It's a stunning collection that includes statuary, woodwork, swords, guns, armor, paintings, and more - all from the town. I spent a good...More

3  Thank Joseph H
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