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.
Museums, Historical Buildings and Castles
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.
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.
This medieval Lutheran church is renowned for its exquisitely ornate Gothic façade, intricate interior vaults and spacious hall choir by Konrad Heinzelmann.
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.
Inspect the thought-provoking exhibits of Germany’s largest cultural history museum in a collection that spans from prehistoric ages to the present day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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