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Lochgefangnis Prison

Rathausplatz 2, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 911 23360
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Nothin' Like a Day at the Dungeon!

I lived in Germany, from 1980 through 1982. We were able to take this tour, and are so glad that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LoriClif
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Placerville, California
It gave me the chills!!

This was a prison. It was interesting and the thought of how torture was given gave me the chills... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Gauciag
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Island of Gozo, Malta
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Rathausplatz 2, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Altstadt - St. Sebald
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+49 911 23360
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I lived in Germany, from 1980 through 1982. We were able to take this tour, and are so glad that we did! The city of Nuremberg is a beautiful, magical, historic city that is rich in traditions, and cultural events. It was such a contrast...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was a prison. It was interesting and the thought of how torture was given gave me the chills. Unfortunately a guided tour is only offerred with at least 5 people. Other drawback is that it is in german.

1  Thank Gauciag
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 up for a time slot...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited this attraction whilst holidaying in Nuremberg. It is a very interesting place, full of history and a little bit chilling when you imagine what it would have been like years ago. The only downside was that the tour was in German, so although...More

1  Thank Shepherdj2011
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Great value, takes about an hour to do. Was so interesting! The tours are only offered in German, the guides do speak good English though so this is a little disappointing. There is an English guide leaflet provided though which says everything the guide is...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

The artifacts and preservation of the dungeon makes it very intriguing . For some people it can be hard to stomach the stories told by the guides of how the prisoners were tortured. One person in our party decided to opt out of listening about...More

Thank MrsSammy
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Underneath the Rathaus, near the Castle, you can go and see the Old Dungeons. The rooms are very well preserved. It would be ideal if only small groups can visit at once the dungeons, because the space is quite small.

Thank Siamez
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We walked in unexpectedly and managed to latch onto a last minute pre-arranged tour of the prison. Although the tour was primarily in German (this is not a complaint), we still found the prison to be an interesting enough building. We were provided with English...More

Thank Danny G
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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...More

1  Thank jehenson81
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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

Thank ggmck186338
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Deborah S
15 August 2015|
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Response from LindaB_WT | Reviewed this property |
It was a prison (torture chamber) in medievil times. It does not contain any prisoners anymore. Tourists visit it to learn about a terrible history of in humane treatment. Located under old city hall in Nuremberg.
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