The thieves' tower and the winemaker's house

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    Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

  • Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

    Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

  • Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

    Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

  • Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

    Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

  • Crédit photo : Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie
  • Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie
  • Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie
  • Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie
  • Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie
Contact information
Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Riquewihr
Monsieur Robert LEHMANN
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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. Three rooms in the house are reserved for temporary exhibitions.
Themes
- History
Situation
In the town/village centre
Type of visits
- Free visit
Duration of the visit
45 min
More
Animals accepted
Availability and opening
Opening times
From 10.30 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00 (the ticket office closes at 17.45) ; from 29/11 to 21/12: on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00
Methods of payment
- Cheque
- Cash
Location
Situated in the vineyard
Itinerary
Starting city :
Resort Barrière
Hôtel au Riesling
Carrefour Express
Le Mittel
Pâtisserie GILG
Gîte les remparts de Riquewihr
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