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“Nuremburg Prison” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lochgefangnis Prison

Lochgefangnis Prison
Rathausplatz 2, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (Altstadt - St. Sebald)
0911/233-60
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Ranked #49 of 157 things to do in Nuremberg
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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Nuremburg Prison”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Lakeville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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“Must know German”
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 going to this attraction if you don't mind following along with your pamphlet.

Visited March 2013
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Vienna
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“Step back in time”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Really need German for this one.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is the real deal- very creepy without trying to "spook it up". I think what really got me was the indentions in the corridors' stone floors- I couldn't help but imagine how many people must have walked those hallways to have worn them down like that. Dark, sobering, has the feeling that it was just emptied and forgotten. If you notice the out-of-the way corners you'll see (real) cobwebs. We weren't offered literature in English as a previous poster mentioned and you really miss a lot during the tour if you don't speak German. I see devices and racks, but really don't know the details- maybe that's a good thing.

Visited July 2012
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“Man's inhumanity to Man”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

A former bakery under what became the City Hall, this must have been hell under earth. Torture rooms, stocks, pitch dark with no windows or ventilation. Only shut in 1806 by order of Napoleon, the accused were sent here to be tortured until they confessed, then what was left of them was executed (usually, hung or decapitated, though by that time the victims may well not have cared much). Scary to think what we used to do to each other; scarier to realize that we still do it.

Visited December 2012
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