Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Rothenburg

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If you're curious about ancient punishment and torture, you'll want to stop by Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). 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 Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) and other Rothenburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • There is an exhibition of instruments of medieval torture and crimes, including iron maiden. Because it was larger than the building tend to exhibit, and places there are Japan-language commentary is worth seeing. Recommended if you like history.
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  • I was for the 2nd time in this eerily beautiful museum that shows beautiful that Criminology and torture during the middle ages were close to each other. The exhibition pieces are beautifully presented and admission is very cheap.
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  • Yes, i am a eccentric interested in torture and its history. this is the place to visit in the world if you want to see the actual instruments and documents about torture in Germany. You will discover...  more »
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  • Best time to go early in morning as it can become busy. Really enjoyed the museum. Very informative. Liked the added touch to have everything translated into English n Japanese. Is also nice in cool and felt comfortable. They have a nice cafe. Well worth the 7.00 euros entrance fee..Would be nice to have an Audio Guide...
  • Very nice place. Alot of the exhibits were similar and all the cool stuff is at the beginning. Alot of reading, so only go if you're prepared to read a bit
  • The best Museum in the whole Germany! I don't think I've ever felt such an excitement in any of the places I went. Loved every piece of it!
  • Since I have been there multiple times I have to go e it 5. There are descriptions in English. It's very interesting
  • Right in the heart of Rothenburg's city center, this multi-level museum displays torture devices, masks of humiliation, and so much more about the laws and punishment of medieval times. There's a lot to take in and to read. About 7 Euros entrance fee. At the end of the tour there's a section about witches and their role in medieval life; also, there is a small cafe.
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