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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  • We stayed here in the Easter holidays, great museum and very well maintained, every kind of torture tools (Mamma Mia) including the famous Iron Maiden. Worth a visit.
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  • The crime and justice museum in Rothenburg o.d.T. has some riveting displays of ancient tools of punishment and shaming. However, the top floor seemed to be mostly about the details of the medieval Eu...  more »
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  • Could've been better organized, but still pretty insightful, even if much of the content was repetitive. I'm glad I didn't live through the use of these torture devices. Yikes!
  • My personal opinion, I think the entrance fees are overpriced. The advertising banners on the street are exaggerated and slightly misleading. Only my opinion so please use your own judgement. Wonderful staff and my feedback is no negative reflection of their dedication and professionalism.
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