The Walk into history

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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Tour about the formation and usage of Nuremberg's rock-cut cellars during the last 700 years.

  • Daily from 11 to 17 o'clock
  • Time duration: about 75 min.
  • Individual tours as required
  • Adults: 6€, Children & reduced admission: 5€
  • On Sundays: Family ticket: 12€ (2 adults and 2 children till the age of 16)
  • Free admission for children under the age of 6 when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Free admission for owners of the “Nürnberg-Card“
  • Audioguides: english, spanish, french, russian, italian

    Group Tours

    Experience history together – starting at 80€
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    Beer Gourmet Package starting at 13€

    After the Tour: Beertasting in the „Altstadthof“
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