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Lochgefangnis Prison

Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
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Address: Rathausplatz 2, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0911/233-60
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Interesting, and completes a picture of the history of Nuremberg

My husband and I joined this tour with two of our local friends. We read along the English pamphlet as the tour was all in German. We enjoyed the tour though, because the tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Nuremberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My husband and I joined this tour with two of our local friends. We read along the English pamphlet as the tour was all in German. We enjoyed the tour though, because the tour guide was easy going and we were allowed to go into every open room, touch the creepy object if desired and take pictures to our hearts... More 

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Thank akmendez11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

In medieval times, it was the Catholics. Later, Hilter led the Nazi's in in humane treatment of Jews. Now it's ISIS. Do we ever learn? Tour was in German, but she did her best to speak some English at each location at end. The torture methods were brutal. 2 guards per prisoner - to make sure prisoner didn't commit suicide.... More 

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Minneaspolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I went solo on this tour. German only, but you get the picture, and there is a card in English. Would be better if I spoke German. Prepare for tight spaces and creepiness.

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Thank 504Randy
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

medieval dungeon. We had a great guide and it didn't cost much. he talked about the jewish people and how they have been persecuted her for a very long time because they were the money lenders and when they went to collect sometimes the people couldn't pay and since they were powerful they could charge and kill the Jew who... More 

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1 Thank KaraKallenbach
Beatrice
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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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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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2 Thank Dee G
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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