We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Henker Haus

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Troedelmarkt 58, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 911 307360
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
Once home to the city's official executioner

Small museum that overlooks the River Pieglitz offering beautiful view of Nuremberg. Gives a glimpse intolerant German law of the time period!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
Tamara F
Palm Springs, California
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 16: English reviews
Level Contributor
1,442 reviews
1,102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

You cross the Hangman's bridge in order to get to his house, das Henkel Haus. Sadly during the winter it is only open on the weekends. The house is neat though as it is built out over the water and connects to the Weinstadl next door. I had my picture taken on front of it because it is so neat.

Thank jehenson81
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
1,313 reviews
1,126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A beautiful,nice rehabilitated building,in fact a house built on a bridge that spans over the Pegnitz river.That's the interesting part.On the other hand,inside is not much to see...only some written information about the executioner's history.You don't need more than 20 minutes to see all.

1 Thank zuv
Palm Springs, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Small museum that overlooks the River Pieglitz offering beautiful view of Nuremberg. Gives a glimpse intolerant German law of the time period!

Thank Tamara F
Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
Level Contributor
114 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

this is a very nice wooden house just situated besides the canal so well preserved just walk around the canal and you will be impressed by it

Thank NgSP80
Level Contributor
146 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I am always in awe to see such well preserved timber framed buildings. This lovely buildings is one of many in the old town at Nuremberg.

Thank walkingwizard
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
1,208 reviews
720 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 659 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Located next to the canal, Henker Haus is a typical German Wooden-frame house still in its perfect condition. According to our local guide, Henker Haus is listed as the second largest house of this type remaining in the World. After our walk through the old town, we traced back in order to have a second close look and photograph it... More 

Thank Charn P
Bunbury, Australia
Level Contributor
122 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I really enjoyed walking around this part of Nuremberg. Some great photos of this building and the river are there for the taking.

Thank Dennis C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
383 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

. Our guide gave us great back-story to the role of executioners in medieval Europe. Their part time jobs as dentists for example. And the caste system that forbade their marriage outdid their own. The house itself is attractive but the stories of the occupants made it special.

2 Thank G C
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

If you see the attached photo, you've seen the entire "museum." While it is worth the walk to the building & bridge, the flat/museum encompassed three long, narrow rooms with information hanging on the walls (about 8 paragraphs in English). There was not a single display, no "tools of the trade" or even period furniture.

3 Thank Annmarie S
Dallas, Georgia
Level Contributor
200 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

You get the real story and history from the town executioner and the house in which he lived. Many festinating items and history on display and the setting over the water on a bridge is so interesting for sure. do not miss this one and enjoy the walking tour around the area as well.

2 Thank Tony A

Travellers who viewed Henker Haus also viewed

Nuremberg, Middle Franconia
Nuremberg, Middle Franconia

Been to Henker Haus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Henker Haus staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?