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“Interesting in a very weird sort of way”

Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)
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US$297.47*
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Nuremberg and Rothenburg Day Trip from Frankfurt
Ranked #16 of 68 things to do in Rothenburg
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Owner description: The museum exhibits in 2 buildings and on 6 floors Germany`s most important collection of legal history. The highlight of this museum is its exploration into the unusual law enforcement techniques used by local rulers in medieval and early modern times, such as torture instruments, shame punishments or instruments to execute corporal punishments or death penalties. Numerous displays, original graphics by famous masters as Dürer, Grien and Rembrandt as well as original documents, seals and law books from the 13th - 19 th centuries show the development of law in past centuries. The homes and walls of Rothenburg show visitors the mileau of times gone by without telling much about the lawful circumstances of its residents. Arising questions? Answers can be found at the Medieval Crime Museum.
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Perhaps it is human nature that we seem to be drawn to looking at instruments of torture and how (and why) they were applied. This museum goes into a lot of detail regarding crime and punishment in medieval Europe and one comes away glad in a sense that we don't live in those times. Imagine the poor baker....punished if his loaves of bread were too light and also punished if they were too heavy. This museum is probably worth an hour of your time and then I suggest you go have a nice glass of wine and thank your lucky stars you live in the 21st century.

Thank Thunderbird12
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Definitely a museum worth visiting. Gave us a fascinating insight into medieval German culture, where a single accusation could have serious consequences. Very interesting to learn how much focus was put on religion in German society in the past.

Thank Sparksau
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Much more academic than say, The London Dungeon. The museum is very good about showing the history of human's inhumanity towards one another. A good blend of instruments of punishment as well as article and books accounting for treatment of prisoners over a large time period. It was more educational than entertaining and considering the subject matter that is good.

Thank Vidala
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Nothing to say. Only worth going if you are with children.

Thank Alvaro V
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

This was an extensive museum showing the history and devices used on criminals. Probably not the best for young children as some of the pictures are graphic.

Thank joecooool
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