The jewel from a military perspective, apart from the defensive walls and towers, is the Reichstadtmuseum. This is cited in the old monastry buildings and has a good collection of arms and armour items, stretching from iron age to the Thirty Years War. I purchased a photography pass (only 3 euro) to allow me to take what I wanted, which I'd recommend if you ever visit. Some items were tricky to get due to the glass cabinets, but they do publish an arms catalogue.
These are the medieval highlights for me. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but there are some remarkably well preserved swords and daggers, in quantities that I'd not seen before outside of a state armoury collection.
Great photos. I must go there!
Grand set of photo's, look great. Thanks for sharing.
WOW. Thanks for posting.
Excellent pictures. As it happens, the family and I are off to Rothenburg next month, but only for a quick visit, so no chance to go to the museum. Thanks for posting these.
Thanks for the museum photos, they really show some of the exhigits well. Rothenburg is such a neat town to visit. Have you been there on a on 'Goatherd' day.... the celebration of the agreement not to raze the city after the walls were breached back in the 30 Years War?
Hi Simon, many thanks. Actually, I'm living only one hours drive away from Rothenburg and while of course I was there very often, I never have visited the museum. Due to your pictures this will now change. Thanks again and best regards, Tobi
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