© SHAR - Tour des Voleurs, tour angulaire défensive, ayant aussi servi de prison
© SHAR - Accès à la tour par le chemin de ronde
© SHAR - Porte de la prison
© SHAR - Archère adaptée aux armes à feu
© SHAR - Estrapade ayant servi à extorquer des aveux aux accusés
© SHAR - Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

The thieves' tower and the winemaker's house - Riquewihr

The 'Museum of the Thieves' is housed in the tower located in the northwest corner of the 13th century fortifications. Converted into a prison in the 15th century, it still contains a 5 meter (16.5 ft)-deep oubliette (or underground cell) and a strappado (an instrument of torture) such as they were used in the 18th century. On the upper floor, the guardroom communicates with a wine-grower's house built in 1563. The kitchen and the bedroom are furnished. The storeroom contains a wine-press and tools used in the wine-growing trade whereas the cellar seems ready to receive the wine from the next harvest. Temporary exhibitions.

14 Rue des Juifs
68340 Riquewihr

TEL 03 89 58 44 08 TEL 03 89 86 00 92

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Best weather conditions: Rainy, Cloudy

Animals accepted: Yes, under certain conditions

Length of visit/event: 45 min

Enfants (âges) concernés: 7-12 years, 13-18 years

Languages spoken: French, German, English

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Audience concerned: Adults (individuals), Couple, Families, Groups, Schools

Ideal season: Fall

Themes: Arts et traditions populaires, History

Type of site to visit: Museum and planetarium


Acrivité en :: indoor

Package visits offered: Free visit, Visit with guide tool

Protective measures: The service provider declares to respect the sanitary protocols, Wearing a mask is mandatory

Opening, proposed sales service (after lockdown) and modalities: Open to the public

Practical services (museums): Poster

Practical services: Borne de recharge pour voitures électriques

Stationnement pour véhicules: Less than 200 m from a free public car park, Less than 200 m from a paying public car park, Free parking for camper vans, Paid parking for camper vans, Coach parking

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Opening hours: from 10.30am to 12am and from 2pm to 5pm.

A proximité (5 Km)

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