Historic Art Bunker

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  • Infotelefon: +49 (0)911 2305592

Nuremberg's most impressive bunker system penetrates almost 24 m deep into the castle hill. In the reconstructed cellar vaults Nuremberg's most valuable art treasures withstood the bombs of World War II unscathed.

It is hard to imagine Nuremberg without the famous works of art that decorate its churches and fill its streets and museums. The devastating bombing attacks of World War II leveled 90% of the architecture of the old town. Thanks to medieval rock-cut cellars 24 meters beneath the castle hill, much of Nuremberg's artistic heritage survived!

At the start of the war, prudent officials transformed these former beer cellars into a secure art shelter with a simple but effective system of air-conditioning and moisture-proof storage cells. The original installations, including the spartan guardrooms, can still be seen. An audio-visual presentation and photo-documentation round out the tour.

Tip: Even in summer, it is cool in the rock-cut cellar. Dress accordingly!

At a glance


Historic Art Bunker
Obere Schmiedgasse 52
90403 Nürnberg
+49 (0)911 227066
+49 (0)911 2305591

Opening hours

Can only be visited with a guide!

Tours in German language (with English audioguide):
Mon - Thu 2.30 pm / Fri 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm
Sat 11:30 am / 2:30 pm and 5.30 pm / Sun 11:30 am and 2:30 pm

Tours in English language: Saturday, 3.30 pm

Special opening hours


Adults 9,50 € / reduced rate 8,- € / childeren under 7 years free when accompanied by an adult.

Ticket sale: Tourist Information Office Hauptmarkt 18 and at the automated pay station in front of the Art Bunker (card payment only).

50% discount with your NÜRNBERG CARD!

Guided Tours

Ticket sale: Tourist Information, Königstraße 93 and Hauptmarkt 18

Tours are held in German language, English Audioguides available!

Groups by prior arrangement (25 pers. max.)

Price: German 90,- € / foreign language 100,- €

More information to guided tours

Basic information on accessibility

Limited wheelchair accessiblity