1.5 hours medieval tour through the picturesque town of Rheinfelden
Visit the pillory where innocent people and witches were spurned
Experience the knife tower, the interrogation room in medieval trials
Experience customs and stories from the Middle Ages at first hand
Exciting and funny anecdotes about the "Dark Ages" in Rheinfelden
The town of Rheinfelden offers those interested in the Middle Ages the perfect starting point for a journey back to the "dark ages". In the alleys and squares of the town, the traces of the Middle Ages are still clearly visible
Visit the pillory and learn for what reasons people were despised and condemned here. Stories of witches and other anecdotes from that time will accompany your tour of the city. You will learn how hard life was in the Middle Ages and what problems people had to deal with
At the same time, you will hear funny and ironic stories from the "dark ages" in Rheinfelden. For example, the town still has an outhouse to this day. Idioms that are still used today also come from this time and the popular beer experienced a real boom in the Middle Ages.
Exciting information and impressive sites make this tour a very special experience!
You can expect a 1.5-hour guided medieval tour through Rheinfelden with visits to the most important sites and great anecdotes!
Meeting point: Rheinfelden town hall
You will meet your guide in the courtyard of the town hall and start the tour from there.
You will visit: The historic old town.
Your guide will lead you through the dreamy little old town with its beautiful and historic buildings, alleys and monuments. At various stops you will be shown how life was lived in these places in the Middle Ages.
You will see: the pillory and the knife tower
The pillory was central in the Middle Ages. Even today, it sits inconspicuously on the corner of the Bröchinhaus. Find out what happened at this place and where the expression "to put in the pillory" comes from.
You discover: The Knife Tower
There are many legends about the interrogation room in the Knife Tower. In the tower, criminals were tortured and executed, then, according to legend, pushed into the Rhine. Your guide will tell you eerie and exciting stories about this historic place.
You will see: St. Martin's Church.
The large church in the middle of the city is a symbol of the role of the church in the Middle Ages. Learn fascinating stories about the connection between church and city
The old town is car-free and can be reached in a short time from the parking garages in the area or from the train station
Suitable for: Children and families
Whoever was accused in Rheinfelden in those dark times was quickly hanged or sentenced to other gruesome punishments. The pillory, which still stands in the town today, was one of the more merciful punishments. The corner of the house, also known as the "pillory", was used to expose the condemned to the public for a longer period of time. Chained, they were then insulted, spat upon and despised. This place was chosen with care, because at that time the alley was the most frequented in the whole city
Maximum group size: 24 people
Marktgasse 16, 4310 Rheinfelden, Switzerland
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