Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in Rothenburg
Category: History Museums; Speciality Museums; Museums
The museum exhibits in 2 buildings and on 6 floors Germanys most important collection of legal history. The highlight of this...
The museum exhibits in 2 buildings and on 6 floors Germanys 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 in the Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum.