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Lochgefangnis Prison, Nuremberg
(3.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The prison itself and whose facilities are interesting and provide a very good insight in old times (assessment would be 5). Note: Many stairs are available. Unfortunately, the Director was really bad (without commitment, inadequate information / rating would be 1).
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  • 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 »
  • The guide only spoke German. From what I've seen (since unfortunately I don't speak German), it is a visit in the dungeons that existed under the building where is City Hall. Excellent program for those who do not speak German in rainy day.
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