Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Medieval Old Town

Encounter a living piece of the past in the medieval old town of Rothenburg! The completely preserved covered city wall, which can be walked on for almost 2 kilometers, is peppered with towers and gates. They were of great importance for the defense of Rothenburg.

In the old town, 46 towers still bear witness to Rothenburg’s fortified history. Alone 40 different towers or gate towers line the circular route around the historic old town and tell their story.

Medieval Old Town

The museum in the former Dominican convent

Imperial Town Museum Rothenburg

Take a close-up look at Rothenburg through the centuries! The beautiful and quietly located Reichsstadtmuseum in the old town presents a remarkable spectrum of town and art history.

Since 1936, the museum has been housed in the former Dominican convent. The tour of the museum also leads to the internationally renowned Baumann Foundation. It tells the history of weapons in Europe from the Stone Age to the 19th century and shows, among other things, the highest quality weapons, faiences, pewter, models, locks.

Medieval Criminal Museum

A thousand years of legal history are documented in the Rothenburg Criminal Museum, the gruesome part of it in the cellar vaults … If you like to be spooked and still have enough composure to learn about jurisdiction, methods of chastisement and capital punishment in all objectivity – this is the right place for you. Thanks to the impressive exhibits and their detailed commentary, gain an insight into jurisprudence that you will not soon forget.

The medieval crime museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

More information

Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Marktplatz 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel 09861/404-800