Guided tour:

Pit loo meets water well

Rock-cut water line

Wastewater and fresh water were often very close together in the medieval city. It is now known that this did not go well. But what about Nuremberg's water supply and hygiene in the Middle Ages? The hole water pipe provides information about this.

At that time there were countless fountains in Nuremberg. Whether drawing wells or scoop wells, wells were dug, and water was brought to the surface. Since there was no sewage system, human and animal excrement and all sewage went directly into the city streets. In addition to building wells, the medieval master builders drove long water tunnels, a rock cut water line, into the castle hill and conducted the extracted water via advanced water pipes down to the town hall.

During our tour you will discover not only the relics of this time that are still visible above ground, but also the underground rock cut water line. Narrow corridors led the water to where it was needed. Using an original piece of water pipe, you will learn what water pipes looked like at the time and how they were made.

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Ticket machine at the entrance to the Historic Art Bunker

Obere Schmiedgasse 52
90403 Nuremberg
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Museum shop at Albrecht Dürer House

Albrecht-Dürer-Straße 30
90403 Nuremberg
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Tourist info office on the main square

Am Hauptmarkt 18
90403 Nuremberg
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Logo der Stadtkulisse Nürnbergs

Förderverein Nürnberger Felsengänge e.V.

Albrecht-Dürer-Strasse 21
D-90403 Nuremberg