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Historische Felsengange

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The history of Nuremberg's rock-cut cellars - Southern Germany's biggest rock-cut cellar maze. Through many centuries, the citizens of Nuremberg have built vaults and corridors into the bright red sandstone below their city. In 1380, the widespread cellar system was mentioned in a document for the first time. In all those years, the cellars were primarily used for the ripening and storage of beer – mostly the city's famous red beer. Today, the craft brewery Hausbrauerei Altstadthof again uses a small part of the widespread maze-like cellar system to ripen and store specialty beers and beer schnaps. Of course, visiting the craft brewery and the whisky distillery will be part of the tours. Afterwards, there will be time to taste the local specialties in the brewery tavern. Just come around, it is worth a visit!
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Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fascinating tour of these Medieval caves that were also used as bomb shelters in WWII. We had a great guide who spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable. Tour ended with a nice tasting in a microbrewery/distillery. Highly recommend. Even my wife who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank V6829AUmarkf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived 20 minutes before our tour started, ask for audio guides which were part of our tickets and we were told it was too early and we would get them soon, however all audio guides were given to others and we ended up doing the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Caitie93
Reviewed 13 December 2018

My wife & I along with 3 other couples visited Nuremberg for 3 nights of sightseeing, shopping, Xmas markets etc Unbeknown to the rest of the group I organised this tour around the fascinating beer caves beneath the castle in the old town area of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StuartBilt
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A scent of medieval Nuremberg brewing history can be seen on this tour through the rock-cut cellars used to keep the beer cool for centuries. It was here in Nuremberg that the german purity law for beer („Reinheitsgebot“) was written down and executed by the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Thymian T
Reviewed 23 October 2018

It’s an interesting tour of the underground tunnels but if you are English speaking, try and go on an English-speaking tour. You need to plan ahead because there is only one English speaking tour a day. The majority of the tours are in German so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JDtravel4fun
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Pretty much saved my life during the heatwave. It was a great way to see under the city and learn about beer making in the city. The guide talked in German, and the English people had to listen on an audio guide at the same...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

You buy tickets in a small, inconspicuous store front that also sells the brewer’s beer. The tour is geared toward German speakers. A limited number of other languages are accommodated through audio guide devices. The guide admitted “...that he says more than what you hear...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 5FS009
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Was really cool going down to see where the beer was kept underground and learning how it all came about. I came on a Tuesday, so the tour was in German, but they provided me with an audio phone I could listen to in English....More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank SaraLovesTravel
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We did the tour and learned about the beer brewing and storage business in Nuremberg. It’s amazing to discover these tunnels existed and were used as air raid tunnels during the war saving 50,000 lives. Great experience and well worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Be sure to book in advance. We decided last minute to swing by, but they didn’t have any more spaces for the day :( o well, next time. We still went to eat at the restaurant and had a beer sample, that was quite good

Date of experience: April 2018
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