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Lochgefangnis Prison

Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
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Address: Rathausplatz 2, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 911 23360

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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... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
London, United Kingdom

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 570 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

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 should wait or come back later. She gave me a brochure and I left. I came back three... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

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 particularily the horrific conditions in which the residents were detained

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

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

Thank Lotte F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were told on arrival that the guide could, but wouldn't, translate the tour into English, even though over half the large group were first language English speakers. Instead, we were all handed a ery brief English leaflet. Luckily, there was a lovely German lady on the tour who was willing to translate for us, which is why this isn't... More 

Thank Chelsey S
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The prison was worth the 3.5 euros per person. Turn into the building where you see a sign for Lochgefangis and buy your tickets from the person on the booth/office. Tours start at the hour and every half hour with at least 4-5 people and it's only in German. Ask for an English guide book when you get your ticket... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We were told of this location by our local tour guide. Otherwise, we would not have even noticed the sign. The cost is 3.50 euros per person and the tour starts every 30 minutes but only if there are at least 5 people. The majority of people in our group were German, so the tour was spoken in German. But,... More 

1 Thank Justin D
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Prison is located in the City Hall and can only be visited with a guided tour. (I think there are only tours in German) There is a nice information brochure which explains the history and the different cells etc on request in English. The prison really gives a unique insight into life behind bars all the way back to... More 

1 Thank mensch222
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This was a last minute activity on our way down from the castle and I am so happy we went on the tour. We had a small group and once we made out way underground I was happy not many people can go at once. It was dark, tight and a bit creepy down there. The guide was really informative... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Gave it 4/5 because I felt like the tour went by too quickly. I guess because I had to translate for my husband. I wanted to examine all the devices more closely. Educational glimpse into the past. Now I know why German bread is so good… If you want to know the answer check out the tour!

2 Thank Michelle L
Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

It is not bad, it is interesting to see real ancient prison. But there are so many museums like that all over the world that are much bigger, have more exhibits and suggest something unique: like wax figures, rare torture instruments, while here it are just 3-5 rooms with 4-5 typical instruments. Excursions are only in German, no other languages... More 

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