Kriminalmuseum Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Das Museum wird kurz beschrieben im Blogreiter-Weblog aus Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

The museum of criminal justice in Rothenburg ob der Tauber describes itself in German, ‘English’ and Japanese (perhaps Professor Lenz knows what the Japanese is like?). In German, it says it is the most important law museum in the Federal Republic, while in English it says it is the only law museum in Europe.


You can go round the whole museum and everything is labelled in German, English and Japanese. And you can order the museum’s book on criminal justice through the ages in German, English and presumably Japanese too. Mine is quite old, but I presume it’s unchanged and still richly illustrated – particularly good on instruments of torture.


Baker`s Chair
for bakers who sold too small loaves of bread, which were too small [sic]

I found another law museum – the ABA Museum of Law in Chicago. It doesn’t look much like Rothenburg, where you can have yourself photographed in the stocks outside the building.

(Thanks to Blogreiter (German) for the reminder).

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