The Medieval Dungeons are closed on Sunday, 6th october, 2019. We regret that no media-guided tours or any other public tours will be available!
The dungeon known as the "Nuremberg Hole" is the oldest part of the City Hall, and one of the largest surviving municipal dungeons from the Middle Ages. But it wasn't always a prison – there was a time when bakers offered their wares for sale here. When the citizens of Nuremberg built the Hauptmarkt as a main market square in 1332, they remodeled the "Bread Hall" into a city hall. They piled earth around the building, turning the ground floor into a cellar. The former shops became prison cells. The "Hole" was reserved primarily for prisoners undergoing questioning and those condemned to death. The cells, torture chamber, smithy, prison kitchen and well room still convey a powerful impression of how justice was administered in those days.
The media guide is available in German, English, Spanish, Italian and Simplified German
Duration: 30 minutes
The dungeon is not suitable for those with limited mobility. Visits are not recommended for children under the age of 10.