Medieval torturemuseums are now opening in many European cities, but the exposition inRüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse is one of the most complete. The museum has athematic feature: it includes instruments of torture, intended for theexecution of witches. Witches, or any women accused of witchcraft, were mostactively pursued in Germany in the XV-XVI centuries. And Hesse was noexception.
The Museum of medieval torture in Rüdesheim featuresmore than 120 torture instruments. It exhibits a vise, gallows, shackles,Spanish boots and other scary weapons. The exposition is located in thebasement of a medieval building. The exhibits are displayed in dim light; musicis softly played in the halls and that only adds to the gloomy impression. Hereyou can listen to a story about the history of witchcraft processes in Germanyin the Middle Ages. In summer the museum is open daily, and during the lowtourist season - at weekends.