From the flea to the globe

Science and medicine

Where? On the first floor in room 12a and 16

What? How did people once handle their everyday problems? How did they cure diseases? And how did they deal with scientific phenomena? All this is clarified in this area – in addition to the measurement of time, it also involves medical aids such as a medieval flea trap.

What must be seen? Two globes from Nuremberg were donated to the town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber once in the 18th century. Why the people of Nuremberg – once leaders in the construction of globes – gave them to the Rothenburg citizens remains a mystery. At that time they were presented prominently in the town hall.