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Imperial City Museum (Reichsstadtmuseum)

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Address: Klosterhof 5, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 09861 - 939 043
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: This museum explores the long history of the city, with a strong focus on...
This museum explores the long history of the city, with a strong focus on the Thirty Years War.
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Pretty incredible displays

Really enjoyed walking through this museum, even on a warm day. There's no air conditioning so some rooms get stale. But the breadth and depth of objects that are hundreds of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The museum tells you the history of the Rothenburb and its "imperial" period. It is possible to spend one hour (or less) and follow to see the city after. If you have just one day to visit Rothenburg, I believe you could skip this one.

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Bellevue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Really enjoyed walking through this museum, even on a warm day. There's no air conditioning so some rooms get stale. But the breadth and depth of objects that are hundreds of years old is quite incredible. This was one of the highest value admissions we paid during our visit. Had it not been so warm, we probably could have stayed... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My wife and I loved this old convent turned museum. The artifacts are a great example of the history of the area dating all the way back to the stone age. Many of the displays are of weaponry and they are quite impressive. But there are other displays as well ranging from musical instruments, to a historically accurate kitchen. Well... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

i really enjoyed this museum. It was the best in the city. Really enjoyed the armory sections and early firearms.

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Miami
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I am a museum wonk, but I found this museum to be beyond lame and the only reason that I did not rate it as terrible is because they do have an excellent collection of old weapons. As for the rest of the museum, I could find more interesting items at a swap meet. It cost 5 Euros admission and... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you are looking to learn more about Rothenburg's history make sure you allow yourself 2 - 3 hours to wander the large museum. The photographic pass is well worth the cost.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This museum is well put together, but I wouldn't consider it a must-do. The exhibits are interesting, but nothing stands out as really special or memorable. If you have time, it is work the 4 euro admission fee. If you're pressed for time, you might enjoy just strolling the beautiful streets of Rothenburg more than spending an hour or so... More 

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were quite surprised with the interesting relics of this old convent, turned into a museum. The kitchen where the nuns used to cook out of is still there and part of the self-guided tour.

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Glen Waverley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We spent the morning walking around the old town using the tourist map given out at the Tourist Information at the Railway Station. Until we entered the Reichsstadtmuseum, the highlights had been the Castle Gardens, the churches and work being done by archiologists just south of the museum. Entry costs of 5 euros per adult does not include the right... More 

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The town is a treasure, and this museum covers its history. Great insight into how local people have lived there through the centuries. We really enjoyed our tour; very comprehensive and the setting is glorious.

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