The thieves' tower and the winemaker's house

Crédit photo : Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

This defensive tower (from the early 14th century) was one of the prisons of Riquewihr. The town was the seat of the court leet when it was a part of Wurtemberg.

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.

  • Pets allowed : yes
Additional information
  • Altitude : 287m
  • Prices :
    • Adult rate : 5€
  • Price advantages :
    • Free for children (age limit) : 10 years
    • Discounts for children : undefined
    • Special offers : undefined
    • Group (minimum number of people) : undefined
    • Other special offers : 5 euros for a ticket to include the Dolder Belfry
  • Prices for children :

      Tarif : 5 €
      Billet groupé avec le Dolder : 7€
      Gratuité pour les moins de 15 ans
  • Comments on prices : Cheque, Cash
  • Type of visits proposed : Free visit
  • Languages spoken : German, English

Horaires et dates d'ouvertures susceptibles d'être modifiés en fonction des circonstances. Prenez vos précautions.

  • Ouverture et service de vente proposé : Open to the public, No vaccination pass required
  • Mesure de protections : The service provider declares to respect the sanitary protocols, Wearing a mask is mandatory

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