Secret passageways - the casemates


Guided tour in German only. English audio guides available!

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 defence 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.

Let you be lead into Nuremberg underground and experience how it would have been to defence the historic City of Nuremberg at the end of the middle age.

  • Tours from April till October
  • Duration: ca. 90 Minuten
  • Max visitors: 12
  • Startpoint: Obere Schmiedgasse 52 - 90403 Nürnberg
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    Obere Schmiedgasse 52
    90403 Nürnberg
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