Guided tour Rheinfelden executioner Theodor Mengis and Middle Ages

Provided by: Rheinfelden Tourismus

About this Guided private tour

On this tour, get to know the last executioner of the town of Rheinfelden and the gruesome justice of the Middle Ages. Suspense guaranteed!

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About this Guided private tour

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About this Guided private tour

On this tour, get to know the last executioner of the town of Rheinfelden and the gruesome justice of the Middle Ages. Suspense guaranteed!

clockBook for Thursday
smartphoneMobile ticket accepted
protectionFree cancellation

Highlights

1.5 hours with the historical figure Theodor Mengis, the last executioner of Rheinfelden

Scenic tour under professional guidance

Eerie and beautiful tour through the old town

Learn everything about the medieval justice

Learn about the world of executioners and medieval executions

Includes

1.5 hours guided tour

Guide

Description

The town of Rheinfelden offers a wealth of historical sites and especially medieval stories. Experience on this tour what it is about the executioners, also called executioners, and how their lives were shaped.

The last executioner of the city, Theodor Mengis, is your historical companion. On the basis of his story, you will learn about the justice of the Middle Ages, the daily routine of an executioner and this fortunately extinct profession.

Let yourself be guided through the old town and learn exciting facts about the city, the people and the judges

**You can expect a 90-minute guided tour through the old town of Rheinfelden with a focus on the tradition of the executioners and the medieval justice!

Meeting point: Rheinfelden town hall

Your fright tour starts directly in the courtyard of the town hall where Hangman Mengis will pick you up.

You see: scenes of the Middle Ages.

Executioner Mengis takes you to various places that were groundbreaking for justice and for his profession. He explains the judicial system of the "dark times", shows you his craft (not entirely, of course) and how executions were carried out. He also tells you about the ambivalent reputation the executioners of Rheinfelden enjoyed at that time.

Practical Information:

  • Group tour
  • 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

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Important Information

  • Not suitable for children under 10 years
  • Maximum group size: 24 people

Meeting Points

Marktgasse 16, 4310 Rheinfelden, Switzerland

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