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Casemates and Water Supply Conduits:
mo - fr: 15:15 h
sa: 11:15, 15:15, 16:15 h
su + holidays: 11:15, 15:15, 16:15 h

World War II Art Bunker:

daily: 14:30 h
fr: additional 17:30 h

Sa: 11:30, 14:30 + 17:30

So: 11:30 + 14:30


exceptions: please refer to tour description

admission rates

Casemates and Water Supply Conduits:
adults: 8,00 €, reduced rate: 7,00 €
children under 3 years:
free when accompanied by an adult

World War II Art Bunker:
adults: 7 €, reduced rate: 6 €
children under 7 years:
free when accompanied by an adult


Vor dem Kunstbunker:

Obere Schmiedgasse 52
D-90403 Nürnberg

Ticketverkauf am Kassenautomat vor Ort möglich.

Phone: +49 911 22 70 66

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Casemates and Water Supply Conduits

Since 1545, monumental bastions have reinforced the city walls behind the imperial castle of Nuremberg. At the time of their completion, the imposing bulwarks built by Antonio Fazuni were unique in Germany. In their day, they were greatly admired and widely imitated.

Today, having survived the Second World War essentially unscathed, these impressive fortifications are hailed as a prime example of Renaissance defensive architecture in Germany.

Within the bastions, steep steps lead down into vaulted defense passageways known as casemates at the level of the dry moat.

From there, a staircase which has been there since 1543 leads further down into a rock-cut water supply conduit which formerly terminated in the basement of the town hall, next door to the "Lochgefängnis", the dreaded dungeon hole.

The exact age of this rock-cut "secret passageway" is unknown. But it was already in existence by 1459 when "pipe master" Scharpf described it and identified it by the name of "Lochwasserleitung".

Apx. 2 km of rock-cut passageways of this sort (which are generally ca 60 cm in width and about the height of a standing man) riddle the sandstone bedrock of the Nuremberg castle hill. They were originally dug to obtain a supply of water for the urban population.

With the introduction of a central water supply system, these historic rock-cut water conduits lost their vital significance.

guided tours

duration: about 90 min
Mo bis Do: 15:15 h

Fr: 15:15, 16:15 Uhr
sa: 11:15, 15:15, 16:15 h
su + holidays: 11:15, 15:15, 16:15 h

07.11. to 31.03. closed
Falls der Palmsamstag früher liegt, beginnen wir unsere Führungen am Samstag vor Palmsonntag, spätestens immer am 1. April.

Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 12 Personen

admission rates

adults: 8,00 €
Schüler, Studenten: 7,00 €
children under 3 years: free when accompanied by an adult

groups: 80 € / 90 € fremdsprachig

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Kassenautomat am Eingang des "Historischen Kunstbunkers":
Obere Schmiedgasse 52
90403 Nürnberg

Treffpunkt/Meeting point: Eingang Kunstbunker: Obere Schmiedgasse 52

Phone: +49 911 2360 2731


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