The thieves' tower and the winemaker's house

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Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Riquewihr
Monsieur Daniel JUNG
14 Rue des Juifs
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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.
- Folk art and traditions
- History
In the town/village centre
Type of visits
- Free visit
- Visit with guide tool
Duration of the visit
45 min
  • 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
Animals accepted
Availability and opening
Opening times
daily from 7 April to 29 October, 10.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.45pm
Opening period(s)
- Adult rate : 5
- Child rate : 0
Methods of payment
- Credit card
- Cheque
- Cash
Situated in the vineyard
Starting city :
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