Lemgo, Germany

Hexenbürgermeisterhaus was built in 1571. It was the home of so-called Hexenbürgermeister, 'Witch Mayor', Hermann Cothmann (1629-1683), who was famous for leading the last bloody witch trials. Today the house is a museum and well-preserved sample of Weser Renaissance style.


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Founded: 1571
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)


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Mathias Jakobsson (21 months ago)
Fran Bower (23 months ago)
Beautifully presented and fascinating
angela conifer (2 years ago)
Really good, gave a comprehensive account of the building, the architecture, interior design through the ages, highlighting social and economic factors including the trials and exaction of the so called witches and the inhabitants during the second world war and the trade that was present during the Renaissance periods. Film was in English which was a bonus. Enjoyed my experience. The Staff are friendly, helpful and informative.
Janis Zemitis (2 years ago)
Tasty food for a decent price
Matty Reeve (2 years ago)
Cool preserved house dating back hundreds of years with a rich history detailed inside. I enjoyed the exhibition about the student's protests during the 60's, as it wasn't something I was aware of. Would happily recommend a visit if you're visiting Lemgo anyways, it doesn't take that long to go round and it's free. I'd recommend a good understanding of German though, as there's not much in English (if anything).
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