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The Medieval Crime Museum gives an insight into a thousand years of crime and punishment

Do you want a unique and spine-tingling experience? Then don’t miss Rothenburg’s Museum of Medieval crime, Europe’s only law museum. One thousand years of terrifying cases are brought to life with the most macabre on show in the vaults. How the law was administered in the past is on display with the death penalty, jurisdiction and the correctional methods prime features.

You get an informed and detailed commentary that offers great insight into past cultures. What was witchcraft and witch hunting all about? There is an entire department dedicated to it. Court cases, torture, crime and punishment are all provided for your delectation. Delve into the dark side of notorious criminal cases described in woodcuts and copper etchings. Legal folklore has never been this exciting. Go there and be terrified.

Opening times:
January, February: daily 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
March: daily 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
April: daily 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
May to October: daily 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
November: daily 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
December: daily 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Last entry: 45 minutes before closing
(Subject to change)

Medieval Crime Museum
Burggasse 3, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber

We offer individual and group tours for all interesting sights in Rothenburg. Contact for further information.
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