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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  • This was highly recommended to us by the locals and I love medieval history we were we pretty psyched to see this. The only problem is that they only run a tour if there are 5 people. You can't sign u...  more »
  • I congratulate the Nürnbergern in General for their unvarnished views of the turbulent history of the city. Whether Dokuzentrum or jail hole: Here is not looked away (such as in Bamberg, which love conceals the time of the persecution of Witches). You go down to the underworld and is amazed at the "creativity" of the torturers. Unbelievable, what had to suffer the prisoners here. Thumb screws, splitters, routes benches and other atrocities give insight into a dark time. The leadership was insightful and provided many facts. Who suffers from claustrophobia, perhaps even should reconsider the descent into the hole. We were happy to see the light of day again after about 40 minutes.
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  • The site is pretty well, going through the dungeons of for so many years that you put the willies. The trouble is that visits is only in German, with which we who are Spanish before entering read us brochure in Spanish to be able to learn something. But it is a highly recommended visit. We went with the card nurembergcard who had the entrance included.
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The Altstadt and the Egidienviertel districts, the city's historical sections, provide an array of guesthouses and hotels. An alternative is the Gostenhof area, a suburban region with a selection of tourist sites. If you stay in Gostenhof, however, you need to take public transportation to the city center. For local flair, consider staying in the Knoblauchsland district near the Hauptmarkt. Avoid the Südstadt district near the train station, which is mainly residential and doesn't offer many entertainment options or access to sites.
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