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Medieval dungeons and rock-cut cellars in Nuremberg

Although these days we have constitutional law, in the past trials were very short. In short, you may have headed straight for the Medieval Dungeons, built right underneath Nuremberg Town Hall. As you advance deeper and deeper into the cellar vaults, you'll feel the air becoming more and more stuffy. The narrow passages and twelve small cells are enough to trigger a certain sense of trepidation. Even the most hardened thriller fans may feel shivers running down their spine upon seeing the implements in the torture chamber.

On the flip side, you'll find the ambience a little cheerier just a few streets further down in the ancient rock-cut cellars. This is where they used to allow the traditional Nuremberg beer "Rotbier" to ferment and mature. This sprawling labyrinth was built over the course of several hundred years and it's where thousands of people sought cover from the bombs during the Second World War. If you're interested in discovering more about the history, you can take a guided tour around the Art Bunker. Or how about one of the adventure tours? On the "Dark Tour", for example, equipped with a helmet and a torch, you'll awaken long forgotten myths and legends of the city. And on the "Forgotten Cellar Ghosts Tour", you see phantoms float around the corners, digging for treasure and recounting tales of their past life. Children can also go on a treasure hunt (booking required). If you feel like indulging yourself, we recommend you sign up for the "Red Beer in Deep Cellars" tour, which concludes with a visit to the whiskey cellar and the craft brewery "Hausbrauerei Altstadthof". And last but not least, you get to taste the Nuremberg "Rotbier".

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