Come to Nuremberg and enjoy its history, castle, and theater.

Explore the streets of Nuremberg’s Old Town (Altstadt) to find a millennium of history written on the ancient city walls. A stronghold of the Holy Roman Empire, the stunning city contains Gothic churches and medieval structures amid solemn reminders of World War II and the Nazi regime. Discover Nuremberg’s commitment to renewal by investigating its restored monuments and modern museums.

The Old Town is split into two main districts within medieval city walls. On the northern side of the Pegnitz River, find the historic district of St. Sebald in Mitte. This area contains the Main Market Square (Nürnberger Hauptmarkt), and heart of the community for many Nuremberg residents. Visit daily and seasonal markets held here and study the remarkable surrounding architecture, including the noteworthy St. Sebaldus Church and Frauenkirche. Farther north, visit the hilltop fortress of Nuremberg Castle and a museum within the former house of artist Albrecht Dürer.

South of the river, historic riverfront structures have weathered the centuries. Look for St. Lorenz Church near the charming handicraft workshops in the medieval Handwerkerhof. Try local specialties of gingerbread and roasted bratwurst, as well as Franconian wines and beers. Nearby, the New Museum houses a stunning collection of contemporary art and design from 1945 till today. Stop at the Toy Museum and the German National Museum.

Travel to the city’s southeastern corner to discover local Nazi history. Explore the enormous Reichsparteitagsgelaende rally grounds and the comprehensive exhibition, Fascination and Terror, within the Dokumentationszentrum building, a landmark example of Nazi architecture. The trials of Nazi war criminals occurred in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice and are commemorated with a permanent exhibition.

Nuremberg is located in the state of Bavaria in south-central Germany. Comprehensive rail, bus and tram networks serve the city. Explore the Old Town easily on foot. Reach Nuremberg via train to its Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway) station or its domestic airport. Get a closer look at German history and experience the rich traditions of Franconia in Nuremberg.

Known for

Museums, Historical Buildings and Castles

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Where to stay in Nuremberg

Nuremberg Old Town
St. Sebaldus Church showing interior views, a church or cathedral and heritage elements

Nuremberg Old Town

Known for Historical Buildings, Castles, Museums

4.5/5(167 reviews)

Historic sites, museums, and shopping highlight some notable features of Nuremberg Old Town. Make a stop by Frauenkirche or Heilig Geist Spital while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Lawrence Church U-Bahn or Opernhaus U-Bahn to get around town.

Mitte
Nuremberg which includes heritage elements and a sunset

Mitte

Known for Historical Buildings, Castles, Churches

4/5(142 reviews)

Noted for its historic sites and museums, there's plenty to explore in Mitte. Top attractions like German National Museum and St. Lorenz Church are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Opernhaus U-Bahn or Lawrence Church U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Middle Franconia
Nuremberg showing a bridge, a river or creek and heritage elements

Middle Franconia

Known for Historical Buildings, Castles, Churches

4.5/5(190 reviews)

Noted for its historic sites and breweries, there's plenty to explore in Middle Franconia. Top attractions like Playmobil FunPark and Nuremberg Palace of Justice are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Raitersaich S-Bahn or Roßtal Wegbrücke S-Bahn to see more of the city.

Nürnberger Land
Fantastic view
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Nürnberger Land

Known for Zoo, Bars, Forests

Nürnberger Land is a destination travelers like for its bars, and you might hop aboard the metro at Henfenfeld S-Bahn or Ottensoos S-Bahn to explore sights like Dauphin Speed Event.

Altstadt - Sankt Sebald
Nuremberg Castle which includes a city and interior views

Altstadt - Sankt Sebald

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While you're in Altstadt - Sankt Sebald, take in top sights like Frauenkirche or Schoener Brunnen, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Woehrder Wiese U-Bahn or Rathenauplatz U-Bahn.

Südstadt
Suedstadt featuring heritage elements

Südstadt

Known for Theaters, Opera Houses, Skyscrapers

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Appreciated for its coffeehouses and live music, you might consider exploring Südstadt. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Faberwald, and jump on the metro at Nuremburg Reichelsdorf S-Bahn or Nuremburg Reichelsdorfer Keller S-Bahn to get around the city.

Top Hotels in Nuremberg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Maritim Hotel Nürnberg
Maritim Hotel Nürnberg
4 out of 5
Frauentorgraben 11, Nuremberg, BY
¥7,183
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4/5Very Good! (877 reviews)

"The Maritim has an excellent location mere blocks away from the Nuremberg central train station, the old "handcraft" shopping village, and the central part of the city. The rooms are clean, the staff is very friendly, and the pool area is well heated and large. Quite a nice place to stay ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Maritim Hotel Nürnberg
Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre
Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre
4 out of 5
Engelhardsgasse 12, Nuremberg, BY
¥7,931
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
4.5/5Wonderful! (808 reviews)

"nice rooms nice friendly staff handy for town and bars and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre
Park Plaza Nuremberg
Park Plaza Nuremberg
4 out of 5
Bahnhofstraße 5, Nuremberg
¥9,787
per night
Nov 16 - Nov 17
4.6/5Exceptional! (447 reviews)

"Great location next to the city center and to the main rail/bus station. Professional staff, polite and competent. It was the best choice for my lovely weekend in Nuremberg! Truly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Park Plaza Nuremberg

Popular things to do in Nuremberg

Nuremberg Castle
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Nuremberg Castle

4.5/5(149 reviews)

Explore within the sturdy walls of this ancient fortified palace and learn about the hilltop castle that has defined the Nuremberg cityscape for nearly 1,000 years.

Nuremberg Zoo
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Nuremberg Zoo

4/5(13 reviews)

Why not visit the native and exotic animals at Nuremberg Zoo and see why this is a favorite sight in Ost? Experience the area's festivals and museums.

St. Lorenz Church
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St. Lorenz Church

4.5/5(106 reviews)

This medieval Lutheran church is renowned for its exquisitely ornate Gothic façade, intricate interior vaults and spacious hall choir by Konrad Heinzelmann.

Frauenkirche
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Frauenkirche

4.5/5(94 reviews)

Be awed by the intricate detail of this brick Gothic church and join the crowds at midday to watch the 16th-century “running men” on the façade’s mechanical clock.

German National Museum
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German National Museum

4.5/5(24 reviews)

Inspect the thought-provoking exhibits of Germany’s largest cultural history museum in a collection that spans from prehistoric ages to the present day.

St. Sebaldus Church
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St. Sebaldus Church

4.5/5(67 reviews)

Learn about Nuremberg’s patron saint in the city’s oldest parish church, a 13th-century basilica beautifully restored after extensive damage in World War II.

Top activities in Nuremberg

Walking Tour of Old Town & Former Nazi Rally Grounds
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Walking Tour of Old Town & Former Nazi Rally Grounds

¥2,632

Stand where emperors were crowned and saints buried, and see the homes and works of some of Nuremberg's greatest historical figures. Tour the hub of the Holy Roman Empire, cradle of the German Renaissance, and temple city of the Third Reich—focusing on medieval Old Town and the Nazi rally grounds.

Nuremberg Day Trip by Bus
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Nuremberg Day Trip by Bus

¥6,461

Retrace the long history of Nuremberg, the birthplace of the Holy Roman Empire and a seat of power for the Third Reich, on a tour of the historic old town. See the mighty Nuremberg Castle and get an in-depth look at Nazi tyranny with a visit to the Documentation Center.

Nuremberg Day Trip by Train
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Nuremberg Day Trip by Train

¥6,222

Delve into the fascinating history of one of Germany's most famous cities. Explore both the beautiful historic Old Town, and in direct contrast, the infamous Nazi party rally grounds. Learn about Nuremberg's turbulent history, but also its picturesque Medieval sites displaying rich German culture.

Medieval Old Town Walking Tour
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Medieval Old Town Walking Tour

¥1,196

Explore Nuremburg’s charming Old Town, the center of the Holy Roman Empire and cradle of the German Renaissance. See historic sites where emperors were crowned, saints were buried, and some of Germany's most esteemed artisans lived as you walk within centuries-old stone walls.

Nuremberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour
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Nuremberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

¥29,673

Jewels of German history and culture, Nuremburg and Rothenburg are among the most picturesque cities in the country. Visit the Imperial Castle in Nuremberg and see the house of famous painter Albrecht Dürer.

WW2 and BEER
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WW2 and BEER

¥41,279

I specialize in private tours. For more info about my other tours, please check out https://tourguide-kevin.com/nuremberg-private-tours/ WW2 and BEER combine two things that are very popular with many of my customers.