Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum, or
Medieval Crime Museum,
is one of the most popular museums in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Its 130 displays
on four floors trace the development of European law over a 1,000-year period.
Some of the more Kriminalmuseum's dramatic exhibits include
torture devices, executioners' implements, and bizarre punishments such as the
"Donkey of Shame" for lazy pupils and the "Shame Flute" for bad musicians. The
device in the photo above is a dunking cage that was used to punish bakers whose
loaves were smaller than the legal minimum.
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