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Brothel and Red-Light District

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The brothel is located in the front yard under the tribune where the interior of a medieval brothel has been designed, with the help of appropriate design elements (a four-poster bed, a large washing vat, etc.), according what has been found on medieval miniatures.

The exhibition contains a chastity belt, a medieval device that was supposed to have ensured marital chastity, but also avoid rape. There are also displays about medieval sex-related ideas: the proper time for having intercourse, which positions were allowed, how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, etc. The visitors may pre-order and taste various philtres and love inducing foods – honey wine, peppermint tea, and chocolate, for instance – and try on a chastity belt. The red-light district behind the tribune gives a visual image of medieval sexual ideas.