Take a close look at Rothenburg through the centuries! The beautiful and quiet Reichsstadtmuseum in the old town presents a considerable spectrum of city and art history.
Since 1936, the museum is located in the former Dominican convent, which was dissolved in 1544. How did the nuns live here? Historic living quarters and above all the still well-preserved monastery kitchen from the 13th century provide an impressive insight into their everyday lives. The monastery kitchen is considered one of the oldest of its kind. In the center of the museum are the panels of the Rothenburg Passion, made in 1494 by Martinus Schwarz.
The foray through the museum also leads to the internationally acclaimed Baumann Foundation. It tells the history of weapons in Europe from the Stone Age to the 19th century and shows, among other high quality weapons, ceramics, pewter, modeling, locks. Highlights are the hunting rifles of Marie Antoinette and Frederick the Great.
Particularly noteworthy is the Judaica department. Here are testimonies of Jewish culture in Rothenburg presented. On the one hand, the exhibition tells the story of the flourishing of Rothenburg in the Middle Ages, which was also a Jewish blossom, but it does not spare the waves of displacement that began in the 13th century and culminated in the Holocaust in the 20th century.
Upstairs, the Gemäldegalerie invites you to immerse yourself in the atmospheric collection of the painter Arthur Wasse.
April - October daily 09.30 - 17.30
November - March daily 13.00 - 16.00
October 17, 2017
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