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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

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Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entry 5.15 p.m.)

Burggasse 3-5
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Adults: € 9,50
Senior citizens: € 8,50
Students: € 6,50
Schoolchildren (from 6 years): € 5,00
Children under 6 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults and children belonging to the family from 6 to 17 years old):€ 23,50
Groups of more than 20 Personen (price per person): € 8,50
Dogs: free (kept on lash)