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Imperial City Museum (Reichsstadtmuseum)

Klosterhof 5, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 939043
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Great place to visit in all weathers

Stumbled across the museum half by accident as we were walking round the city walls and decided to... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2017
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Such an interesting place!!

We weren't planning on visiting this place, but my son (17yo) found it on the city map and led us... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
Dallas, Georgia
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This museum explores the long history of the city, with a strong focus on the Thirty Years War.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Klosterhof 5, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 939043
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Stumbled across the museum half by accident as we were walking round the city walls and decided to look in. Great museum set in a former cloister so you have the lovely high ceilings and well laid out gardens as you look around. Interesting displays...More

Thank apollo12
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We weren't planning on visiting this place, but my son (17yo) found it on the city map and led us here. From the outside it is very unassuming. Once you go inside, you are in a very tiny lobby. The lady that was working there...More

1  Thank Calisurfer97
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

I loved this museum! The building and artifacts are well presented and give a good backdrop to the town. I was there on a Thursday morning and almost had the place to myself! Most of what they have is in German with very brief English...More

1  Thank 881MelissaB881
Reviewed June 27, 2017

This is an excellent small museum. Well displayed. Well curated. If you came to Rothenburg for the middle ages, this is a must see. Amble information in English. Furniture, tools, weapons, sculpture, all in a former convent.

Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee doesn't include photo permission - and if you want to record any of what you see, I recommend it. It's a stunning collection that includes statuary, woodwork, swords, guns, armor, paintings, and more - all from the town. I spent a good...More

3  Thank Joseph H
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I've seen more museums that I care to remember. Roman this, Viking that. Ok - enough, find me a chair! Luckily in this one there are plenty of chairs but I will have to admit I enjoyed most of it. Since it was a convent...More

1  Thank joerenta
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The museum was better than we expected. The antique weapon collection was impressive. We spent about 2 hours there. The regular price is 5 Euros per person plus 3 Euros for the photo pass. I wish that I would have purchased it. We found it...More

2  Thank SkiBigSky2017
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Convenient location, but there are better things you could do with your time, like St. Jacob's Church. Lots of department store mannequins dressed in period costume. Would really benefit from a major renovation.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Daniel picked us up from our Viking River Cruise in Wurzburg, Germany and had an all-day tour of Rothenburg. He provided us with many behind-the-scenes areas of the City that were not available from the ship guided tour. We toured the old historic town and...More

Thank Robert_Pellatt
Reviewed December 12, 2016

When I got to this museum, I was excited until I discovered that it cost almost as much to take photos as to get in (entrance is 4.5 euro and to take photos is an additional 3 euro). This put a damper on my joy...More

Thank jehenson81
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