Rothenburg ob der Tauber Travel Tip:
The Medieval Crime Museum (Kriminalmuseum)
The Medieval Crime Museum Rothenburg ob der Taube
The only museum of its kind in Europe, the Kriminalmuseum is housed in a structure built in 1395 for the Order of the Johanniter, who cared for the sick. The building was redone in 1718 in the baroque style; it's the only example of baroque architecture in town. The museum's four floors provide an insight into the life, laws, and punishments of medieval days. You'll see chastity belts, shame masks, a shame flute for bad musicians, and a cage for bakers who baked bread too small or too light.
Check the museum website for admission prices and open hours as they change several times during the year.
Address: Burggasse 3 - 5, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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Location of The Medieval Crime Museum (Kriminalmuseum)
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