Ludwigsburg Prison Museum

This is the first of two posts about the prison museum in Ludwigsburg,  a small town north of Stuttgart. A  building has been converted to a museum with two floors of exhibits. There are two guillotines and a number of other exhibits relating to capital punishment. The second post will cover exhibits relating to corporal punishment.

I do not read German so I am not sure if this guillotine was actually used at Ludwigsburg.

The rear of the guillotine, showing the splash guard and the tray for heads

A more basic guillotine from Moabit prison in Berlin

A list of executions

Print of an earlier method of decapitation

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