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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  • This museum has some truly fascinating artefacts and documents - torture implements, books and documents relating to the legal code at different times - some with beautiful illustrations, etc. It... 
    This museum has some truly fascinating artefacts and documents - torture implements, books and documents relating to the legal code at different times - some with beautiful illustrations, etc. It...  more »
  • This was one of the top attractions mentioned for Rothenburg and luckily we were able to visit! Purchasing tickets online in advance was a breeze. We were kind of worried because the email with... 
    This was one of the top attractions mentioned for Rothenburg and luckily we were able to visit! Purchasing tickets online in advance was a breeze. We were kind of worried because the email with...  more »
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  • Great place! Very interesting and well laid out. Nearly everything in English as well, and staff able to answer questions. Worth it for sure.
  • Excellent view of law and punishment. See books from 1200s with illustrations. Fascinating place. Got lost in history for 5 hours. Well worth the visit and one of our highlights. 2014.

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