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Lochgefangnis Prison, Nuremberg

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
In the vaulted cellars of the old town hall lies Lochgefangnis Prison, a relic of the medieval justice system that's now a museum. You'll notice that may of the 2-by-2 m (6.5-by-6.5 ft) cells are marked with symbols showing the offenses of the people kept within centuries ago. Cell 11, for example, is marked with a red rooster for arson. Inside, you'll see the stark furnishings given to the prisoners. A wooden plank for instance, served as both a bed and table. Continuing through the depths, you'll also find a blacksmith shop and the torture chamber, where punishments were carried out on the orders of the Municipal Court. Take the guided tour to get a full history of each section. See Lochgefangnis Prison and all Nuremberg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nuremberg trip itinerary maker.
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  • Underneath the Rathaus, near the Castle, you can go and see the Old Dungeons. The rooms are very well preserved. It would be ideal if only small groups can visit at once the dungeons, because the spac...  more »
  • We walked in unexpectedly and managed to latch onto a last minute pre-arranged tour of the prison. Although the tour was primarily in German (this is not a complaint), we still found the prison to be ...  more »
  • Well I was going to make a visit to the prison my first tour of the day and got there right after they opened. The lady at the little ticket station told me that they have to have people and that I sh...  more »