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Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)

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The museum exhibits in 2 buildings and on 6 floors Germany`s most important collection of legal history. The highlight of this museum is its exploration into the unusual law enforcement techniques used by local rulers in medieval and early modern...more
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Burggasse 3, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 5359
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Usually this kind of museum is “”hokey”, but in this case it was well worth a visit. Yes, it’s all about the history of torture in Germany during the Middle Ages, but then so much more. It’s actually a huge slice of medieval history and...More

Thank MIA-Bob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on all the great reviews we had to check it out but we left after 30 min as it wasn't really our thing. Museum was nicely curated but we preferred to spend our time in the town.

Thank account4fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit was extremely interesting -- from the prison wagons to the chastity belts (ouch) and onwards. Gives you a vivid sense of another part of the medieval world

Thank AliceMoerk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess if you want to see how evil the 17th Century was and wanted to study the details, this is the place to go. You will see all of the instruments of torture and embarrassment and pictures demonstrating their use. Then, it is a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only do you get to see up close medieval torture devices you've only seen in drawings, but you see devices made to shame and ridicule.

Thank TosHops
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In general this was an interesting thing to do and the museum is very in depth, but there lacked any sort of interactive or modernization of the presentation. I did see one or two touchscreen items, but in general it was just item and description...More

Thank travellinfamof6
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Fascinating, educational and interesting learning about the creative ways crime was dealt with in Medieval Times.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Bit of a disappointing visit, very text heavy displays and not very interactive. Quite a lot of information duplicated on different floors. That said, we did learn a little and it was not expensive so it would be good for a rainy afternoon. Kids would...More

Thank amy_VG
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Very Interesting Tour through Medieval times. One can easily spend 2-3 hours learning about the ways and means criminals were dealt with in the dark ages.

Thank Red W
Reviewed 3 August 2018

My teen asked to make this a stop in our itinerary. As an avid period novel reader, the museum was very educational and interesting. The amount of stuff displayed and information detailing the items was creepy yet fascinating. If you plan to visit in Rothenburg,...More

Thank Julie E
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9 April 2018|
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Response from PR_Kriminalmuseum | Property representative |
Dear Dippy5ster, the entrance fee for adults would be 7,00 EUR, we also offer reduced entrance fees for pupils (3,50 EUR), college students (4,00 EUR), senior citizens (6,00 EUR) and families (17,00 EUR - 2 adults... More
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3 April 2018|
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Response from PR_Kriminalmuseum | Property representative |
Dear alohakoa, thank you very much for your inquiry. You can visit the museum at any time unhesitatingly, there will be no such long queues. The opening hours in May are from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 5.15 pm). In case... More
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13 November 2017|
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Response from PR_Kriminalmuseum | Property representative |
Dear Marlaflood, the entrance fees are 7,00 EUR for adults and 3,50 EUR for pupils. We also have reduced prices for senior citizens, students and families. Kind regards, the museum´s team.
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