© Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum
© Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum.

On the traces of the past you will find enlightening and fascinating details from the past until now.


The old craftsman house

with its original rooms of ancient times


German Christmas Museum

Experience the history of this festivity so rich in tradition for the first time in a permanent exhibition in Germany.


The vaults of history with State Dungeon

Here you can discover the overall situation of the city Rothenburg ob der Tauber, in vivid and impressive presentation at the time of the thirty years war.


The Medieval Crime Museum

It is the only museum of law in the European area, and is the most important collection of the history of rights there is. On 4 floors, about 2500 square-meters, and in more than 130 glass-cases we give you a unique and complete glance at more than thousand years of legal history. Shown is the development of jurisprudence to the 19th century. In addition to state and constitutional law, of prime interest to us are civil degradation penalties and police laws, which are very revealing with respect to the notions, laws, customs and cultures of our forefathers. A visit to our town cannot be complete without visiting the Medieval Crime Museum. All displays are explained in English.



We display Rothenburg´s collections from eight centuries on more than 2.500 m2 as well as the collections of the Verein Alt-Rothenburg (Society of Old-Rothenburg), several clerical and private loans: Paintings, sculptures, Jewish items, artisan craftwork and much more!