Mittelalterliche Lochgefängnisse


Beneath the Altes Rathaus (1616–22), a hulk of a building with lovely Renaissance-style interiors, you’ll find the macabre Mittelalterliche Lochgefängnisse. This 12-cell death row and torture chamber must be seen on a guided tour (held every half-hour) and might easily put you off lunch.

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1. St Sebalduskirche

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Nuremberg's oldest church was hoisted skywards in rusty pink-veined sandstone in the 13th century. Its exterior is replete with religious sculptures and…

2. Stadtmuseum Fembohaus

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Offering an entertaining overview of the city’s history, highlights of the Stadtmuseum Fembohaus include the restored historic rooms of this 16th-century…

3. Felsengänge

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Deep beneath the Albrecht Dürer Monument on Albrecht-Dürer-Platz lurks the chilly Felsengänge. Departing from the brewery shop at Bergstrasse 19, tours…

4. Pfarrkirche Unsere Liebe Frau


At the eastern end if the Hauptmarkt stands this ornate Gothic church, also called the Frauenkirche. Its clock’s figures spring into action every day at…

5. Schöner Brunnen

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Standing like a space probe on the northwestern corner of the square is the 19m (62ft) Schöner Brunnen. A replica of the late 14th-century original, it is…

6. Hauptmarkt

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This bustling square in the heart of the Altstadt is the site of daily markets as well as the famous Christkindlsmarkte (Christmas Markets). At the…

7. Spielzeugmuseum

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Nuremberg has long been a centre of toy manufacturing, and the large Spielzeugmuseum presents toys in their infinite variety – from innocent hoops to…

8. Historischer Kunstbunker

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The Historischer Kunstbunker is a climate-controlled bomb shelter deep under the Burgberg that was used to protect art treasures during WWII. Priceless…