Lorenzkirche (Nuremberg U-Bahn)

Metro Station Lorenz Church (abbreviation: LO) is the 13th Metro Station Nuremberg subway and opened on 28 January 1978. It is 635 m and 584 m from the White Tower Metro Station from Hauptbahnhof Underground Station. Named the subway station after the high-Gothic church of St. Lawrence is immediately east of the Metro station.


The station is located in the district of Nuremberg St. Lawrence and extends below the ground in a left turn in southeast-northwest direction at the King's Road from willing streets to the intersection King / Karolinenstraße. On both platforms outputs result in a distribution of levels and from there to Eagle Road and the pedestrian zones Caroline, Emperor and King Street. An elevator leads from the platform level to the western distributor basement, which has a shopping arcade and a public toilet. In addition, there is direct access to the department stores Karstadt and Kaufhof.

The area around the station is home to the Admiral Theatre, the Heilig - Geist-Spital, St. Lorenz Church, Mauthalle and the Nassau House.

Building and Architecture

The station building is 147 m long, 20 m wide and 15 m deep ( one and a half times the down position). Construction of the station began on 26 May 1975. Structural engineering challenge was the Lorenz church, the south tower reaches up to a few meters to the platform wall and the Nassau House, which is located right above the train station. To avoid damage to the South Tower of the Lorenz Church, 15 piles were set, which are anchored with injection anchors in the ground. The platforms consist of twin tubes that were created in New Austrian Tunnelling Method and are connected at three points with cross passages. The platform heads and the manifold bullets were created in an open design with Berlin wall, the west head was produced together with the construction of the Karstadt building, here is an architectural feature in the pedestrian tunnel to the King Street a water organ.

The station is decorated in the style of a rock grotto using coarse-pored shotcrete. Found on both the platform walls are each based on the amount of cross passages stylized replicas of the rosette window in the west facade of the church. The Germanic National Museum shows in six cabinets on each side of the platform replicas own exhibits.


The station is served by lines U1 and U11. On the surface there at the bus stop Heilig-Geist -Spital transit traffic to the city bus lines 46 and 47