The Rothenburg Museum
                                    a historical journey through history

a historical journey through history

The Rothenburg Museum

The Rothenburg Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is much more than a building complex from the 13th century. Founded in 1258 as a Dominican nunnery, it proudly bears the traces of a vibrant history. Despite the destruction of the church in 1813, the preserved premises are of inestimable historical value, bearing witness to the lives and working conditions of the nuns many centuries ago.

The Museum Rothenburg

and the mysterious world of medieval convents

In the well-preserved areas of the convent hall, refectory, dormitory, and cloister, the daily life of the Middle Ages comes to life. Particularly impressive is the convent kitchen, arguably the oldest of its kind in Germany. Here, you can catch a glimpse of the culinary secrets of times gone by.

Treasures from long-forgotten eras

The Rothenburg Museum presents over 2,000 exhibits that offer a comprehensive insight into the history of Rothenburg. From the impressive “Rothenburg Passion” from 1494 to stone sculptures from the Middle Ages, which reflect the development of styles from the Romanesque to the Baroque – there is a lot to discover here. The thoroughly prepared Judaica section also illustrates life and the often adverse circumstances of Jewish life in the Middle Ages.

Masterpieces of craftsmanship and historical treasures

A particular highlight is the Baumann Foundation, which presents highlights of the arts and crafts. From faience and pewter collections to richly ornamented weapons, including a hunting ensemble of the French Queen Marie Antoinette and other historical treasures – here you can experience the history of weapons from the Stone Age to the 19th century.

© Rothenburg Tourismus Service

© Rothenburg Tourismus Service

Art, culture, and history united in one museum.

The Rothenburg Museum is not only a journey through time into history, but also into the art and culture of the region. Newly opened departments show 19th century living and lifestyle, objects on the history of music and exhibits on science and Rothenburg’s measurements. Views of the town by famous painters such as Arthur Wasse, Hans Thoma, Theodor Alt, Peter Philippi and Wilhelm Schacht bring the romantic backdrop of the 19th century to life.

Magic of bygone eras

A tour of the Rothenburg Museum immerses you in a romantic 19th century setting that not only inspired painters, but was also the scene of historical events such as the ‘Meistertrunk’ (Master Draught) of 1631. Discover Rothenburg ob der Tauber through the eyes of artists and experience the magic of bygone eras at first hand. This museum is a must for anyone who wants to experience the rich culture and history of our enchanting town.

Museum Rothenburg

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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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