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. Arrange to visit Lochgefangnis Prison and other attractions in Nuremberg using our Nuremberg road trip website .
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  • It is the only part of the old town hall that can currently be visited, because the rest of the building is under renovation, aside from the wing of the ground floor occupied by a big Brewery Restaurant in which it is always possible to enter. The entrance to the prisons is out of a back door of the main entrance of City Hall, in practice remains in Funferplatz 7. There are no signs or placards details. Open the door and enter the lobby where there is a kind of caretaker, which you can use to ask questions. Visits to prisons are only tours and are made with a minimum of five people. Our Concierge will tell you the time it expected the next round, typically ranging from 10 hours to 16.30. The guided tour is in German and English, the Italians have to settle for a brochure with an overview of explanations. A bit boring wait room by room Guide complete explanations in a gibberish (for those who don't know the languages) but the visit proves interesting nonetheless. The dungeons are not particularly deep, from some lattices you see even the road and hear the voices of the people passing by or who is stationed in the brewery which is located in the same complex. However they are quite suggestive, make the idea of what the treatment of prisoners, with an exhibition of all the instruments of torture from the era, used to be talked about the detainees. The tour takes about thirty minutes.
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  • Prokytai for prisons and the point where they became torture by the Nazis and their elders, hideously things are done down there and many people suffered, deserves to go, to know all, to not repeat teteia things on Earth. Located next to the central square of the old city under the old City Hall
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  • The medieval dungeons are located in the basement of the Altes Rathaus or old town hall which functioned also as a court. There are twelve cells 2 x 2 meters and a torture chamber. To see it. Visits there are half-hourly guided and facilitate brochure in Spanish. Included in the Nuremberg Card.
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