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Historic Rock Cut Cellars - An underground tour

The famous Rock Cut Cellars

Katrin Vogel

At the end of the 14th century in Nuremberg, there were more than 40 breweries for a population that totaled less than 30,000 people. A regulation from the city council required everyone who wanted to brew beer and sell it to have their own beer cellar for fermentation and storing of beer. It is this medieval law that produced today's historical rock-cut cellars.

More than 20,000 m² of rock-cut cellars create the largest contiguous cellar labyrinth in southern Germany. Experience the fascinating cellars and corridors and listen to the sounds of more than seven centuries.

  • Dates:
  • November 29th to December 24, 2019
  • Monday to friday every hour from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday every hour from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday english guided tour at 11.15 am

Languages: Audioguides available for free in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese

  • Prices: 8 € / 7 € reduced / free admission with the NÜRNBERG CARD

Online ticket sale

Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the Tourist Information Königstraße 93 and Hauptmarkt 18 (prices: 8,80 € / 7,80 € incl.pre-sales fee) or from the guide shortly before the tour.


Historic Rock Cut Cellars

Bergstraße 19 
90403 Nürnberg 
phone: +49 (0)911 23602731 
fax: +49 (0)911 2355565 

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