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This exhibition uses engravings, paintings, photography, and numerous other visual and audible testimonies to illustrate the radical change in the perception of Rothenburg ob der Tauber between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries.
This transformation in perception is reflected in the change in perspectives, subject matters, and Image details. It becomes clear how, from the paintings of around 1900, a canon of motifs is gradually used for reproductions and later for the mass distribution of postcards. All these visual testimonies have contributed to the tourist image of Rothenburg – an image that its people are now increasingly evaluating with a critical eye.

Exhibition duration
March 7, 2020 to December 31, 2021

Opening times
April to October: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
November to March: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Entrance fee
Adults € 8.00
Group (10 or more) € 5.00 p. p.

Contact

RothenburgMuseum
Klosterhof 5 | 91541 Rothenburg o. d. T.
Phone +49 9861 939043 | Fax +49 9861 935206
museum@rothenburg.de
www.rothenburgmuseum.de

Even as far back as 1906, Rothenburg was already being used as an example for the design and construction of the garden city of Hampstead near London. Everything, from overall grounds down to a house’s interior design, was to provide people with a garden town fit for habitation. This was in Response to the terrible living conditions of workers in cities during the early period of industrialization. The English architect Raymond Unwin chose Rothenburg ob der Tauber as an example of urban development. While planning the garden city of Hampstead Garden Suburb, Raymond Unwin, a student of William Morris, incorporated architectural motifs such as Rothenburg’s towers, roof designs, arcades, staircases and window designs, as well as the use of trams, squares, and city greens.
Drawing on plans, photos, sketches, models and previously unpublished source materials, this special exhibition demonstrates for the first time Rothenburg’s significance as an architectural example for the planning of both Hampstead Garden Suburb as well as the garden city of Hellerau near Dresden. The role of picturesque architecture, and therefore Rothenburg ob der Tauber, at the threshold of modern Bauhaus architecture will be reconstructed through debate between renowned architects such as Richard Riemerschmid, Camillo Sitte, Hermann Muthesius, Raymond Unwin, Ernst May, Barry Parker, Theodor Fischer and others.

Exhibition duration
May 10, 2020 to December 31, 2021

Opening times
April to October: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
November to March: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Entrance fee
Adults € 8.00;
Group (10 or more) € 5.00 p. p.

Contact
RothenburgMuseum
Klosterhof 5 | 91541 Rothenburg o. d. T.
Phone +49 9861 939043 | Fax +49 9861 935206
museum@rothenburg.de
www.rothenburgmuseum.de

Rothenburg ob der Tauber has been considered a treasure trove of German history for over one hundred and fifty years. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, it was initially the beautiful countryside of the tightly winding Tauber that invited hikers to walk through the Tauber valley. Soon thereafter,the focus shifted to the architectural treasures of the small town nestled on the banks of the Tauber.
A stream of artists from far and wide began to immortalize the picturesque alleys, houses, and fortifications of Rothenburg in romantic paintings. This included important English and Scottish painters, such as Elias Bancroft, James Douglas, and Arthur Wasse. Their paintings and drawings conveyed Rothenburg ob der Tauber to the British Empire as a prototype Medieval German town.
In 2021, many of these works will return to their place of inception for a special exhibition in the Medieval Crime and Justice Museum. The focus will be on around 30 watercolors of Rothenburg by the Scottish painter James Douglas (1858–1911), which will be kindly on loan from the family. The Exhibition will be completed by paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Elias Bancroft, Walter Tyndale, and Arthur Wasse that represent their perspectives of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Exhibition duration
May 1 to October/December 2021

Opening times
April to October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November to March: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Entrance fee
Adults€ 7.50
Groups (20 or more) € 6.50 p. p.

Contact
Kriminalmuseum/Medieval Crime and Justice Museum
Burggasse 3-5, D-91541 Rothenburg o. d. T.
Phone + 49 9861 5359 | Fax + 49 9861 8258
info@kriminalmuseum.eu
www.kriminalmuseum.eu

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