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Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)

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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...more
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Burggasse 3, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. Semi interesting with lots of old instruments and books but the exhibit isn’t particularly engaging. 7€ is a bit steep for what it is in my opinion. But pretty much everything else in town is closed during...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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PR_Kriminalmuseum, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 269stacyn, many thanks for your feedback. We do our best to improve the collection. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outside was the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Child Catcher’s cage - we didn’t know the film was partially shot in Rothenburg. Inside the displays are interesting and informative (not all factually correct - we don’t have hats in English Parliament today though judges do wear...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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PR_Kriminalmuseum, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear CMBtripcomments; many thanks for your feedback! Chitty was one of the most important movies filmed in Rothenburg. If you like the film, visit the exhibition an National Motor Museum, UK. Hope to see you soon :-)

Reviewed 5 February 2019

Very cool museum, with informative displays of books, torture instruments, etc. If you have more than a day in Rothenburg or the weather is bad this is a good way to spend an hour or two. The museum has a nice layout, and the way...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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PR_Kriminalmuseum, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Chigger324; many thanks for your feedback! Hope to see you soon :-)

Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

This museum is not for those with a weak stomach. We however found it quite intriguing and would recommend while in Rothenburg! To us the most interesting items were in the basement (first stop) as well as in the middle displays of the upper levels....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PR_Kriminalmuseum, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Der kimreddick, many thanks for your feedback. It was a pleasure to welcome you here.

Reviewed 15 January 2019

Excellent museum, well worth a visit if you are in Rothenburg, loads of exhibits and information, children would not appreciate it though.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

The medieval crime museum was just a history nerd’s paradise. So many cool items and documents to see. It was cheap and easy to get around. Worth some time while in Rothenburg

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

We visited on Christmas Day just before closing time do had to be fairly quick looking at this museum. It did feel a bit 'jumbled' and didn't seem to follow a theme by room - or explain everything clearly - except the final building. Overall...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

One of the most insightful medieval museums I have ever visited. It is suitable for everybody between 3-103 years

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

I found this place fascinating but it made my spouse uncomfortable. There is a lot of information about torture, so it may not be the best for the tenderhearted. But it was really, really interesting and full of unique information. They even have an Iron...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

We took a break from Christmas market and visited this museum right when it opened. It’s €7/adult, collected at the door. You start in the basement and go down these steep and rather dim stairs. The lighting is a bit dim down there giving an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Dippy5ster
9 April 2018|
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Response from PR_Kriminalmuseum | Property representative |
Dear Dippy5ster, the entrance fee for adults would be 7,00 EUR, we also offer reduced entrance fees for pupils (3,50 EUR), college students (4,00 EUR), senior citizens (6,00 EUR) and families (17,00 EUR - 2 adults... More
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alohakoa
2 April 2018|
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Dear alohakoa, thank you very much for your inquiry. You can visit the museum at any time unhesitatingly, there will be no such long queues. The opening hours in May are from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 5.15 pm). In case... More
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13 November 2017|
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Dear Marlaflood, the entrance fees are 7,00 EUR for adults and 3,50 EUR for pupils. We also have reduced prices for senior citizens, students and families. Kind regards, the museum´s team.
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