Visitor Information

Mediaeval Dungeons

Just a few steps away from the main market square, vaulted cellars below the splendid city hall built in Nuremberg's golden age accommodate the mediaeval dungeons.

They were established as early as the 14th century and were not prisons as we know them today, but were used mainly for prisoners awaiting trial and for convicted criminals awaiting execution of their judgement.


Central Services
Rathausplatz 2
90403 Nuremberg

Museum Ticket Office and Information

Tel. +49 (0)911 231 - 26 90
Fax +49 (0)911 231 - 29 21

The mediaeval dungeons may only be visited on a guided tour (in German). Guided tours for groups in English are also available by appointment.

Regular Opening Times

01.01. - 29.02.2016:Closed
01.03. - 23.12.2016:Daily 10 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Special Holiday Opening Times 2016

closed 1 November (All Saints' Day):
closed 24 December (Christmas Eve):
closed 25 December (Christmas Day):
closed 26 December (Boxing Day):
closed 31 December (New Year's Eve):

Admission Fees Regular Guided Tours for Individual Visitors

3.50 EUR Adults (over 15 years)
1.50 EUR Reductions
1.50 EUR per student School students in a school party