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The tower of the senses (in German: turmdersinne[1]) is an interactive hand-on-museum in the historic city walls of Nuremberg, Germany.

With its special didactic concept, the tower of the senses aims to be a museum that encourages critical thinking: It centres around the question how the information from our senses is a basis for scientific understanding. So the museum leads visitors into the fascinating world of perception. They investigate their own perception, learn how their senses work, and are amazed how they can be deceived.
The visitors experience, marvel and grasp knowledge.

All Explanations of exhibits in the tower of the senses are available in English.


  • Museum:

The exhibition is located in the Mohrenturm,
at the western gate of the city walls
Spittlertorgraben / Mohrengasse

  • Office:

Turm der Sinne
Spittlertormauer 17
90402 Nuremberg
Phone: (09 11) 94432-81, Fax : -69

  • Opening times

Tuesday - Friday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
on school holidays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed on 24.12., 25.12. and 01.01.