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Lochgefangnis Prison

Rathausplatz, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (Altstadt - St. Sebald)
0911/233-60
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Ranked #29 of 72 Attractions in Nuremberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Beatrice
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Go to the old Rathaus just off the Platz in Nuremburg, Germany. For a small fee, you can join a tour spoken only in Germany. An English pamphlet is provided that seems to give the same information as the tour guide is giving. It is really a learning experience to know what happened to condemned prisoners from the 1300s to... More

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Sarasota, fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I am a lover of creepy, and dungeons and prisons are some of my favorite places! This prison was fairly small, and although very interesting, if you have seen a dungeon before, you don't need to spend the 3,50 euros to take the tour. If you have not seen one before, DO IT! Its not in English, but as everyone... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

An awesome experience, unfortunately our guide was not interested in doing the tour. She rushed us through it in less than 10 minutes. It is a German tour, but they do offer pamphlets in English. It's pretty easy to figure out what the rooms were used for and the torture tools used. I wish we could have spent more time... More

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IJsselmuiden, Holland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Didn't go in there. The woman guide didn't want to except our museum card for the town Nuremberg, even though its a card from the town Nuremberg itself. Also extremely disinterested so we left.

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Bunbury, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Even though the guide spoke only German, some broken English, you are given a pamphlet in English which he points to. He does make an attempt to converse with you but you also have to make the effort with the guide. I enjoyed this tour along with the attempts to talk to the guide. He was very friendly. This was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Creepy place, and giving no good feeling. But that´s not what it is for. You can learn a lot about history, and all the time feel thankful, you´re born in another time - not like one of these unlucky ones, who were thrown, imprisoned and tortured there... Take a guided tour and give yourself some shivers...

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Kemnath, Germany
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8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My husband and I live about an hour from Nuremberg, so we have attempted twice now to go to this sight. The first time, a Saturday evening, it was closed and the second time it was open but we did not have enough people to go to see the torture exhibit. Very sad because this was one of my top... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I think this is the one very near the centre of the city. Lots of torture going on .Tour in German but our hosts translated for us.

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Lakeville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Fortunatly we had someone in our tour group that spoke both languages and was able to translate most of the information. There is a pamphlet in various languages that you can use to guide yourself too. The overall experience was interesting. You are able to go into rooms and see how the prison system was before. You will not regret... More

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Vienna
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137 reviews 137 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Wonder what is was like to be imprisonned in the medivial? Step back in time and make a guided tour. Learn about what was considered a crime and the punishments. Not recommended for small children.

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