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Lochgefangnis Prison, Nuremberg

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • prison is located underneath the town hall and can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Our guide was excellent and her knowledge impressive as her commentary really brought the prison to ife par...  read more »
  • not for small children or those who can't or won't deal with the horrors of the middle ages.Fascinating and sobering for all others 
  • The death is everywhere. Torture rooms of the middle ages in a oppressive scary Dungeon. For small children scary they say. Although that it rather exciting. It is a strange space that shows how the long, long, long ago it went.
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