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Lochgefangnis Prison, Nuremberg

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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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  • Interesting to have seen, but other tours worth more. For example: "Casemates and hole water pipe" "Historic rock course" "Art bunker" the issues mesh all wonderful and are very informative.
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  • The leader was trying to keep fully informed about the medieval methods of Justice and their torturers. The number of visitors in the Group was too high. The facility under the town hall with its stone spaces and the torture chamber you appear one of the gruesome images from the eyes and glum one when you consider how it has dealt with people. Just cruel! But, the leader made clear in his remarks that Folterungen-if still just as cruelly performed with other methods today. A place of to the thinking suggests.
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  • It's a lot different. This is a "Dungeon", a medieval prison. My experience was not the best because the guide had a lot of difficulty in speaking. It was very complicated to understand what she was talking about.
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