Medieval Crime Museum
                                                A dark treasure from the past

A dark treasure from the past

Medieval Crime Museum
in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

In the midst of the winding alleys of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where centuries merge into an impenetrable veil, awaits you a unique place: the Medieval Crime Museum. Immerse yourself in the dark past and the criminal activities of bygone times.

The Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg

A journey through the development of criminology

The Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg not only provides a chilling glimpse into the past but also reveals the fascinating evolution of criminology and jurisprudence throughout the centuries. From archaic methods to modern forensic techniques – experience the contrast and advancements in crime investigation.

Historical ambiance & impressive exhibits

The museum is housed in a historic building and presents an impressive collection of relics from past criminal cases, law enforcement methods, and punishments that Germany has experienced over the centuries. At the Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg, you embark on a journey through time, exploring the multifaceted aspects of criminal history.

The exhibition includes torture instruments, punishment devices, and faithful reproductions of prison cells. These impressive exhibits offer chilling insights into the harsh justice of bygone eras. Historical documents illustrate how jurisprudence has changed over the centuries, telling the story of a time when punishment was still raw and cruel.


© Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum

Famous criminal cases and legendary investigators

The museum also brings famous criminal cases to life and introduces legendary detectives who have worked in this region or beyond. These stories transport you into the world of investigations and law enforcement, showcasing the resolution of mysterious crimes and illustrating the advancements achieved in criminology over time.

A captivating journey through the shadows of history

The Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is more than just a collection of artifacts. It is a captivating experience for those interested in the dark paths of history. A journey through the shadows of the past that highlights how our legal practices have evolved over the centuries. Discover the dark history and experience a unique connection with historical crime.

Medieval Crime Museum

Tickets & Opening Hours

*Opening times vary depending on the season. Last admission: 05:15 PM

City tours, museums, & culture in Rothenburg

Further journeys back to the Middle Ages

Our medieval town is a living history book that transports you to a bygone era. City tours, museums, and culture seamlessly blend the past and present, making your visit to Rothenburg an unforgettable experience.

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Hotel Gotisches Haus
Herrngasse 13
DE-91541 Rothenburg o.d.T.