Kriminalmuseum Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Kriminalmuseum Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber
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The Kriminalmuseum, or Criminal Museum, is a unique museum located in the charming medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria, Germany. The museum is dedicated to the history of crime and punishment, and features a collection of artefacts and exhibits that explore the darker side of human behaviour.

The Kriminalmuseum is housed in a historic building that was once used as a prison and courthouse, adding to its eerie atmosphere and rich history. The museum’s collection includes a wide range of exhibits, including medieval torture devices, executioner’s tools, and criminal case files dating back to the Middle Ages.

Visitors to the museum can explore the various exhibits and learn about the history of crime and punishment in Germany and Europe. The museum provides a fascinating insight into the ways in which societies have dealt with crime throughout history, and how our attitudes towards crime and justice have evolved over time.

While some of the exhibits may be disturbing to some visitors, the Kriminalmuseum provides a unique and educational experience that is both thought-provoking and informative. It is a popular destination for visitors to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, particularly those with an interest in history, criminology, and forensic science.

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Visiting Kriminalmuseum Rothenburg ob der Tauber



Mon – Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m


Mon – Sun 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

DECEMBER 2023 – JANUARY 8, 2024:

Mon – Sun 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m


Mon – Sun: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m


Adults € 9.00

Address: Medieval Crime Museum, Burggasse, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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