The tour is based on a timeline of criminal proceedings, from the investigation to the sentence being carried out.
Numerous themed sections delve into particular areas of legal history in more detail.
Overview of main building
Entrance: Ticket office, museum shop, toilets
Vaulted cellar: Start of proceedings, obtaining evidence, torture
First floor: Law in Germanic-Franconian era, statute books, the church and the law, inquisition proceedings, town and law, seals, sentenced to public humiliation, iron maiden, marriage, honour and women before the law, guildlaw, toilets
Second floor: State and constitutional law, police law, school punishments, spectacular criminal cases, superstitions, passport system, legal caricatures, ex libris books and faience items
Ground floor: Corporal and death punishments, outlaws and executioners, witches and witch-hunt
Overview of Johanniterscheune
(St. John’s Barn)
Ground floor: Cafeteria, museum shop and multimedia room
Mezzanine: Special exhibitions
First floor: Special exhibitions
Attic floor: Hall/conference area