Deep beneath the Albrecht Dürer Monument on Albrecht-Dürer-Platz lurks the chilly Felsengänge. Departing from the brewery shop at Bergstrasse 19, tours descend to this four-storey subterranean warren, which dates from the 14th century and once housed a brewery and a beer cellar. During WWII, it served as an air-raid shelter. Tours take a minimum of three people and last 60 to 70 minutes. Take a jacket against the damp chill.

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1. Stadtmuseum Fembohaus

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2. St Sebalduskirche

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3. Mittelalterliche Lochgefängnisse

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4. Historischer Kunstbunker


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5. Albrecht-Dürer-Haus

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Dürer, Germany’s most famous Renaissance draughtsperson, lived and worked at this site from 1509 until his death in 1528. Enjoy the slightly OTT…

6. Spielzeugmuseum

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7. Kaiserburg

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8. Schöner Brunnen

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