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NurembergGermany

Stroll through a city with a grand and turbulent history, where an imperial fortress overlooks visionary museums and the deep scars of World War II.

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.

Where to stay in Nuremberg

Nuremberg Old Town which includes a river or creek and heritage elements

Nuremberg Old Town

4.5/5Wonderful!(207 area reviews)

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

Nuremberg Old Town
Nuremberg showing heritage elements

Mitte

4/5Very Good!(170 area reviews)

Noted for its historic sites and museums, there's plenty to explore in Mitte. Top attractions like Nuremberg Castle and German National Museum 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.

Mitte
Sudoststadt featuring interior views as well as an individual male

Sudoststadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

Get to know Sudoststadt and its many features like its lake views and architecture. You might want to explore sights like NürnbergMesse and Nuremberg Arena, and you can jump on the metro at Langwasser Center U-Bahn or Gemeinschaftshaus U-Bahn to get around the city.

Sudoststadt
Nuremberg Castle which includes a city and interior views

Altstadt - Sankt Sebald

While you're in Altstadt - Sankt Sebald, take in top sights like Nuremberg Castle and jump on the metro at Rathenauplatz U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Altstadt - Sankt Sebald
Suedstadt featuring heritage elements

Südstadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area 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.

Südstadt
German National Museum as well as children

Altstadt - Sankt Lorenz

While you're in Altstadt - Sankt Lorenz, take in top sights like German National Museum or St. Lorenz Church, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Lawrence Church U-Bahn or Opernhaus U-Bahn.

Altstadt - Sankt Lorenz

Top Hotels in Nuremberg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
dasPaul Hotel
dasPaul Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Kaiserstraße 22, Nuremberg
The price is ¥7,503 per night

Located in Nuremberg Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fleisch Bridge and Nuremberg Castle. Henkerhaus Museum and Narrenschiffbrunnen are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (98 reviews)
I will go there again !

"A very nice and modern hotel in the Old city center. Very good breakfast and great service."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

dasPaul Hotel
Sheraton Carlton Hotel Nuernberg
Sheraton Carlton Hotel Nuernberg
5 out of 5
Eilgutstr. 15, Nuremberg, BY
The price is ¥12,309 per night

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Communication and Nuremberg Castle. Nuremberg Arena is 3 mi (4.8 km) away. Nuremberg Central ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (518 reviews)

"Very clean, staff excellent. Location ideal for Metro from airport and to Messe Exhibition Venue. Easy walk into old town and many restaurants and bars."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Sheraton Carlton Hotel Nuernberg
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
4 out of 5
Dr.-Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 1, Nuremberg, BY
The price is ¥9,416 per night

Located in Nuremberg Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Way of Human Rights and City Point Nuremberg. Nuremberg Opera House and St. Lorenz ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (838 reviews)

"Nice smart room and good breakfast choice but wouldn’t call it an apartment. Entrance corridor has small sink, cooker, oven and hidden washing machine, but wouldn’t want to stay in such a small space for any length of time. Expensive at €300 /night once you add breakfast. Oh and parking is €20/night ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg

Popular places to visit in Nuremberg

Nuremberg Castle
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Nuremberg Castle

4.5/5(171 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

4.5/5(14 reviews)

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

Main Market Square
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Main Market Square

4.5/5(139 reviews)

Discover the heart of Nuremberg when you visit the city’s historic central square, which is used regularly as a marketplace to this day.

St. Lorenz Church
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St. Lorenz Church

4.5/5(128 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(110 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(29 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.

Top things to do in Nuremberg

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

80% of travellers recommend
¥2,582
Per adult
Nuremberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour
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Nuremberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

84% of travellers recommend
¥28,756
Per adult
The Instagrammable Places of Nuremberg with a Local
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The Instagrammable Places of Nuremberg with a Local

¥3,052
Per adult
Photogenic Nuremberg with a Local
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Photogenic Nuremberg with a Local

¥3,639
Per adult
Discover Nuremberg’s Art and Culture with a Local
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Discover Nuremberg’s Art and Culture with a Local

¥3,052
Per adult
Discover Nuremberg in 60 Minutes with a Local
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Discover Nuremberg in 60 Minutes with a Local

¥2,348
Per adult

Reviews of Nuremberg

4.6

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Wonderful place to visit! Lots to do, great food, many museums of interest.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 28, 2019

I wish the Christmas Market was still going on but other than that it was a pleasant trip!

5/5 - Excellent

Manuel

Dec 27, 2019

Loved the City

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 24, 2019

Nice City if you avoid Opernhaus Apartmernts

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 17, 2019

Absolutely love the Christmas Market. Also found the DocumentCenter and Courtroom 66 quite fascinating. Needed more than one day to see all the sights.

5/5 - Excellent

HanneP

Dec 13, 2019

The Old Town of the city is beautiful, fascinating history, plenty of shopping and dining opportunities, very walkable as many streets downtown are closed to motor traffic. Excellent public transportation system.

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