Jail for prisoners awaiting trial
The dungeons were not a jail for prisoners serving a sentence, but rather for those awaiting trial. In addition to some relatively simple cells, there were also cells with a variety of special furnishings to accommodate prisoners before and during trials.
The following rooms can be visited on the tour:
- "Normal" cells for prisoners awaiting trial
- "Stock cells" for "hardened" prisoners awaiting trial
- Punishment cells for arsonists and slanderers
- The torture chamber, called the "Chapel"
- The so-called "death cells"
- Hangman's room for the last meal before execution
- Smithy for manufacturing fetters
- Prison kitchen
- Well house with water supply
The torture chamber
Because of its shape, the torture chamber is also called the "Chapel." A collection of torture instruments is on display here: This is the room where prisoners were tortured to obtain a confession by force if they denied the crimes of which they were accused.