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Castle with "Heimlicher Wächtergang", Sinwell Tower and Walpurgis Chapel
old town, view from west

Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) is a city in Franconia; it is Franconia's largest city, which makes it the economic, social and cultural center of Franconia. It is situated on the Pegnitz River and the Main-Danube Canal. It is about 170 km (110 mi) north of Munich with a population of around 510,000 it is the second-biggest city in the Bundesland Bavaria and the biggest city in the region of Franconia. The town is the center of the Metropolitan Region Nuremberg.

Understand[edit]

When people think of Nuremberg, they usually think of gingerbread, toys, Christmas, the Reich Party Rally Grounds or the Nuremberg Trials (see World War II in Europe and Holocaust remembrance). But the old town of Nuremberg in the shadow of the towering imperial castle is more than that. Gothic churches, splendid patricians' houses and romantic corners and spots. An atmosphere of lively co-existence between medieval and modern, between the past and the present, prevails in Nuremberg. In medieval and early modern times, Nuremberg was a rich center for trade and early industry and the first railway in what is now Germany was not built to link Nuremberg and Fürth by mere chance. Despite World War II destroying much of it, the former wealth is still visible. And with its position on the crossroads of two major Autobahn and railway routes, the old saying "Nürnberger Tand geht in alle Land" (stuff from Nuremberg goes everywhere) still rings true.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Nuremberg (Albrecht Dürer) Airport NUE IATA is close to the city centre and is well-connected within Germany and to some extent the rest of the EU. But for most intercontinental trips eg from North America, fly into Frankfurt and take the excellent train service. This may also work out cheaper and quicker even when there's a flight into Nuremberg.

German-speaking cities with flights to Nuremberg include Berlin (mainly Tegel), Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich Airport, Vienna Schwechat and Zurich, virtually all those flights are operated by Lufthansa or its wholly owned subsidiaries. Nuremberg is a focus city for the budget airline Ryanair. Their destinations from here include Bari, Budapest, Krakow, London Stansted, Madrid Barajas, Malta, Milan, and Rome. The budget airline Wizz flies from here to Belgrade, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Kiev, Sibiu, Skopje and Tuzla. Germania has stationed one airplane at NUE and flies to numerous, mostly leisure destinations, many of them seasonal. Germania flies to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport year round and Keflavik seasonally, two of very few "intercontinental" flights. Traditional airlines serve Amsterdam Schiphol, Brussels, Istanbul, London Gatwick, Lyon, Moscow SVO and Paris CDG. There are also seasonal holiday flights to resorts around the Med and in the Canaries.

1 Nuremberg Airport (NUE IATA), +49 911-93700. The U2 underground line connects the airport with the central train station in about 12 minutes. While the airport is named after Albrecht Dürer (a Renaissance-era painter from Nuremberg) virtually nobody ever calls the airport that, least of all locals. Nuremberg Airport on Wikipedia Nuremberg Airport (Q265994) on Wikidata

If you fly into Frankfurt airport, take the ICE express train direct from the airport to Nuremberg, with travel time of around 2hr 25 min. From Munich Airport you usually have to take the S-Bahn to Munich central station, 40 min, then the regional train from there takes another 2 hours. There are some direct buses from MUC to Nuremberg and some airlines allow rail&fly which includes the ICE (1 hr from Munich to Nuremberg). When using regional trains from MUC, you may also change in Neufahrn and Freising instead of doubling back all the way to Munich.

By train[edit]

2 Nuremberg Main Station (just outside the city walls at the southwest corner of the old city - walk through the U-Bahn tunnel to avoid crossing the busy road junction here.). Nuremberg has excellent rail connections to almost everywhere, with ICE service to Munich (roughly one hour), Leipzig (the track is being upgraded and faster connections will be available by December 2017), Würzburg, Frankfurt and all major towns along those routes. As of the 2018 schedule which will enter into force in December 2017, travel time to Berlin is roughly 3 hours on ICE, and less on the ICE Sprinter, which skips most intermediate stops. One poor connection is Prague, 5 hours by train with a change at Schwandorf, so instead take the bus which takes 3hr 30min, runs more frequently, and is usually cheaper. This bus is run by Deutsche Bahn so it appears in their timetables and can be booked just the same as their trains.

Nuremberg is at the heart of a very extensive Verkehrsverbund or VGN - an integrated transport network stretching all the way to Bayreuth and Bamberg. Tickets are valid and allow transfers on virtually every bus, tram, U-Bahn, S-Bahn and regional train - but not on IC or ICE long-distance trains. Using discount fares such as day tickets, "Sparpreis" and group tickets, regional travel here is a real bargain. By contrast single short trips in and around the city are relatively expensive.

Munich isn't part of the VGN but regional trains to and from Nuremberg are quick and not expensive. IC and ICE trains are expensive for a last-minute ticket, but if you can book in advance and avoid peak hours they cost no more than regional trains on this route. Nuremberg Central Station on Wikipedia Nuremberg Central Station (Q682583) on Wikidata

By car[edit]

Nuremberg is well-connected to the Autobahn network. Major routes include:

  • A3 west to Wurzburg and Frankfurt, and south-east to Linz and Vienna
  • A6 west towards Heidelberg, Metz and Luxembourg, and east towards Pilzen and Prague
  • A9 south to Munich, and north towards Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin

By bus[edit]

Most inter-city buses are operated by Flixbus. Buses run round the clock, destinations from here include Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Essen, Hamburg, Innsbruck, Koblenz, Luxembourg, Milan, Munich, Ostend, Pilsen, Prague and Vienna. For most of these the bus is slower than the train, but it's faster for Pilsen and Prague (operated by Deutsche Bahn), as the mountains force the train to go the long way round.

ZOB Nurnberg, the main bus station, is on Willy Brandt Platz opposite the main railway station, at the south-east corner of the old city walls.

By bike[edit]

Several long-distance cycle routes pass through Nuremberg, making use of the Pegnitz river bank and the Main-Danube canal to avoid traffic. These reach Bamberg to the north and Regensburg to the south.

By ship[edit]

Nuremberg lies on the Main-Danube canal, so relatively large ships can navigate south from here into the Danube, hence to Vienna, Budapest and beyond; and north into the Rhine and all the way down to Cologne and Rotterdam. However these are not point-to-point ferries, but scenic cruises, typically on a 7- or 14-day itinerary. So it's a slow but luxurious way to get in, and you'll notice the tourist sights suddenly get busy whenever a cruise ship is calling. The port is 6 km southwest of the old town and railway station.

Get around[edit]

The old town is best explored on foot. To get from one part of the old town to another by car or public transport, you will often have to leave the old town and reenter it at a different gate.

By public transport[edit]

U-bahn and tram network of Nuremberg

There are three U-bahn or underground lines U1, U2 and U3; five Straßenbahn or tram lines 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 (there's no line 7); and four S-bahn or suburban train lines S1, S2, S3 and S4, with the S-Bahn lines all reaching beyond the city limits. They all radiate out from the main railway station. You won't need to use them within the compact old city, but they're useful for reaching the airport (U2), the Museum of Industrial Culture (Tram 8), the Nazi party rally grounds (S2 or trams 6 or 9), and some of the outlying hotels, as well as nearby towns such as Bamberg (S1). They're all within the integrated VGN, as described in "Get in".

By car[edit]

In short: don't!. Traffic in Nuremberg is notoriously complex and congested and the good public transport makes it unnecessary to drive in almost all cases. The old town is particularly bad for cars, as it was obviously not designed for automotive travel. The city has decided for a "loop solution" (Schleifenlösung in German) which means that if you want to get from one point of the old town to another, you will most likely have to exit and reenter on a different "loop". That being said, Nuremberg does boast one of the most extensive and modern traffic and parking directing systems that can guide the mass of cars through the congestion and to a free parking space even during especially well patronized events.

Accessibility[edit]

On the website “Mobile in Nuremberg” you will find information about the accessibility of various facilities in Nuremberg. The website wheelmap.org is also very helpful for finding wheelchair accessible places in Nuremberg (and Germany in general). A list of wheelchair accessible public toilets is provided here.

The public transport network in Nuremberg is mostly accessible for people with disabilities. All subway stations are equipped with elevators. Here you can find a list of elevators that are out of service. There is a small height difference of 8 to 13 cm between the subway trains and the platforms. On the lines U2 und U3, every train is equipped with an automatic ramp on every door, so boarding is easy for wheelchair users. On the line U1 there are mostly older vehicles in service, which do not offer ramps. Therefore wheelchair users should enter at the door next to the driver’s cabin, so that the driver is able to help if assistance is needed. All tramway and bus lines are served exclusively by wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Further information about the accessibility of the public transport network is provided here.

By bike[edit]

While Nuremberg is by no means as bike-friendly as its neighbor Erlangen, it does have a bike share system. You can sign up for a membership for €12 and get €9 as your initial account balance. You can either pay €48 per year (€4 per month) for the first half hour for free and €0.50 for every following half-hour or pay no recurring fees but €1 per half-hour. Memberships are honored by every nextbike subsidiary throughout Germany.

See[edit]

For all but the briefest visits, you'll do well to buy the the "Nürnberg + Fürth Card." This is valid for two days and gives free admission to over 50 museums and attractions, and free travel on all public transport in Zone A of Nuremberg and Fürth. You also get discounts in many theatres, shops, and the IMAX cinema. The card price for adults is €25 to end of 2017, thereafter €28. Children aged 5 to 11 pay €5, children under 5 are free. See city website and tourist board for more details. [1]

If so many museums sounds daunting, a day-ticket just for the municipal museums is €9 - worth buying if you only see two, as the standard individual entry price is €6.

Map of Nuremberg's Old Town (Altstadt), click to enlarge.
Weinstadel
Heilig Geist Spital
Henkersteg

Old Town[edit]

Nuremberg's old town or Altstadt is encircled by massive city walls, which will therefore be the first thing you encounter whichever way you approach. The town within is divided by the river Pegnitz. The northern half (Sebalder Alstadt) clusters around St Sebald Church and the Town Hall, and is dominated by the Imperial Castle. The southern half (Lorenzer Altstadt) clusters around the Lorenzkirche. Several charming little bridges criss-cross the river. A couple of interesting museums lie just outside the walls and can easily be combined with an exploration of the old town.

The City Walls (Stadtmauer) were originally 5 km long, with five gates: Laufer, Spittler-, Frauen-, Neu- and Tiergärtner Tor. From the 13th to the 16th century they were continually strengthened, and helped the city withstand all attacks during this time. Nearly 4 km are still standing. Only on the southeast side between the main station and Rathenauplatz are large gaps. The city moat, which was never filled with water, still exists in good condition for about 2 km along the south side. Between Färbertor and Spittlertor (Plärrer) you should avoid the inner side of the wall, as it runs along Nuremberg's red light district. A complete walking circuit of the walls would take about 90 mins, but there's no particular need to, as you'll see it from multiple angles wherever you wander in town. The most attractive sections are where the walls bridge the river on the west side ("Westtorgraben"), and the south entrance from the railway and bus stations at Konigstor.

Top sights in Sebalder Altstadt, the northern half of town, include the Imperial Castle, the collection of old houses nearby, and St Sebald church. A suggested itinerary is to start with the castle, then admire the collection of old buildings around Tiergärtnerplatz and the Castle Quarter or Burgviertel. Some of these are original, having survived the war, others were rebuilt. Pilatushaus was home to a wealthy merchant. The street Fuell with its sandstone houses is a typical merchant's street. The craftsmen lived in timber-framed houses, many of which have been restored in Weissgerbergasse. More timber-framed houses can be seen in Obere and Untere Kraemersgasse. In Untere Kraemersgasse 16 you can often look into the tiny courtyard. Near here are the Künstbunker, and Albrecht Dürer's house, listed below. Continue south down Bergstraße to St Sebald and the old town hall - the town hall remains a working building but the dungeons can be visited.

  • Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg) (Take tram 4 to Tiergärtnertor or bus 36 to Burgstraße. No visitor parking!), +49 911 24 46 590. Every day Apr-Sep 09:00-18:00, Oct-Mar 10:00-16:00. The Imperial Castle is the rambling fortification that dominates the old town from the higher ground at its north-west corner. It’s actually three separate entities, with interior walls and gates built not against invaders but each other. The Imperial Castle proper is grouped around the inner castle courtyard – this is where you enter and buy your ticket, which covers the entire complex. Medieval rulers – the Holy Roman Emperors – didn’t have a fixed abode but held court from place to place. When in Nuremberg they used these buildings, which include the Palas, Chapel, and Bower (Imperial Castle Museum), all overlooked by the Sinwell (meaning “perfectly round”) Tower. The Tiefer Brunnen (“deep well”) can only be explored by guided tour.

    Adjacent east is the Burgrave’s Castle, of which you can visit the Pentagonal Tower and the Walburgis Chapel. The Burgrave was a hereditary ruler who resided permanently here. He had wide-ranging powers over justice, tax, trade and so on, but these conflicted with the powers of the Emperor and of the growing city, so horrendous feuds were inevitable.

    East again are buildings erected by the city itself. The Luginsland (watchtower) was built to spy into the Burgrave’s Castle. Next door, the “Imperial Stables” were the city’s corn granary; they’re now a Youth Hostel.

    The gardens around the Castle complex, only open in summer, are free to enter. Castle €7 , concessions €6, under-18s free.

  • Nurembergs Underworld (Nürnberger Felsengänge), Bergstraße 19 (Buy tickets at the Hausbrauerei Altstadthof), +49 911 22 70 66, e-mail: . Tours daily every hour or two, but in English only on Sa & Su at 11:15. The sandstone bedrock of Nuremberg's castle hill is riddled with vaulted cellars and passageways. Mostly carved out in the 14th C, they include beer cellars, casemates, water conduits; in WW2 they were used as air raid shelters. By guided tour only, bring stout footwear and extra cardigans, it's cold down there. Adults €6, under 7s free.
  • 1 Albrecht Dürer's House, Albrecht-Dürer-Straße 39, +49 911 2312568. Tu W F 10:00-17:00, Th to 20:00, Sa Su 10:00-18:00. M only open July-Sept & for Christmas Market, 10:00-17:00. The house in which the painter Albrecht Dürer lived and worked from 1509 until 1528. Representative of a wealthy house of that period. Exhibition about life in the house and the way Dürer worked. €6.
  • Medieval Dungeons, Rathausplatz 2 (Near the main market square), +49 911 2312690, e-mail: . The dungeons will close for renovation 23 Dec 2017 until summer 2018. Medieval prison and torture museum under the city hall, open for guided tour (in German) only. €3.50, concessions €1.50.
  • Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), Karlstraße 13-15, +49 911 2313260. Tu-F 10:00-17:00, Sa Su 10:00-18:00; Mon only during Christmas Market 10:00-17:00; extended hours during Toy Fair. Nuremberg was one of the centres of the German toy industry. The exhibition shows wooden and metal toys, dolls and doll houses, model railways and modern toys. €6.
  • Fembohaus Citymuseum, Burgstraße 15, +49 911 2312595. Tu-F 10:00-17:00, Sa Su 10:00-18:00. A merchant's house built about 1600, in late Renaissance style. Exhibition about the history of the city. €6.
  • 2 Museum Tucherschloss and Hirsvogelsaal, Hirschelgasse 9-11 (in the Sebald district of the old town near the stops tram 8 or U2/U3 Rathenauplatz and Bus 36 Innerer Laufer Platz), +49 911 231 - 54 21 (information), +49 911 231 - 83 55 (cashier), e-mail: . M 10:00-15:00, Th 13:00-17:00, Su 10:00-17:00, closed on Tu We F and Sa - differing hours on holidays!. This castle built between 1533 and 1544 shows the life of local trading families in the 16th century, with quite some of the exhibits being original to the castle and its owner family. adults €5, reduced fee €3, with Nuremberg pass €1.50, further pricing available.
  • Art Bunker (Kunstbunker), Obere Schmiedgasse 52 (buy tickets from Albrecht Dürer House or at TICs), +49 911 22 70 66, e-mail: . Only by guided tour. Daily (in German only) at 14:30; also F at 17:30, Sa 11:30 & 17:30, Su 11:30. Part of the labyrinth of tunnels underneath the city, but separate from the Felsengänge tour (listed above). During World War II this and other bunkers were converted into safe storage for the city's art treasures, with temperature and humidity controls and extra security. Frequent tours in German, but tours can be organised for up to 25 in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Czech.
  • St Sebald Church (Sebalduskirche) (opposite Town Hall on Albrecht Dürer Platz). Daily Apr - Dec: 09:30-18:00, Jan-Mar: 09:30-16:00. Built in Romanesque style from the 13th century, with many later Gothic and Baroque additions, and now part of the Evangelical or Lutheran church of Germany, St Sebaldhus is the focus of the north-side old town. In the centre of the church a wooden monument stands over the saint's grave, carved with scenes of his life. The church organ is a modern replacement of the famous original, destroyed by bombing in WW2.

Along the river: Between the two sides of the old town, take time to follow the course of the river Pegnitz, crossing and re-crossing its charming little bridges, surrounded by half-timbered buildings. From east to west these include Heubrücke crossing the larger river island, Fleischbrücke, the smaller island with the flea market and Henkersteg, then Kettelsteg and the bridging walls as the river flows out of the old town. A riverbank walk continues west, eventually to St John's, see "Further out".

Top sights in Lorenzer Altstadt, the southern half of town, include Lorenzkirche, the Way of Human Rights, the Germanische Nationalmuseum and the Neues Museum.

  • St Lawrence Church (Lorenzkirche). M-Sa 09:00-17:00, Su 13:00-16:00. Mostly built in the 15th century and now part of the Evangelical or Lutheran church of Germany, Lorenzkirche forms the focus of the south-side old town. It's dominated within by the 18m tall Tabernacle, a gothic spire made circa 1493 by Adam Kraft, with himself as one of three figures holding it up. (Find more of his work across the river in St Sebaldus, in the Germanische Nationalmuseum, and in Ulm.) Note also the stained glass windows, and Veit Stoss' "Annunciation" (Engelsgruss) suspended high over the altar.
  • 3 Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Kartäusergasse 1 (U-bahn 2, stop Opernhaus), +49 911 13310. Tu Th-Su 10:00-18:00, W 10:00-21:00. One of the largest museum of art and crafts in the German-speaking countries, with a collection ranging from pre-historic artefacts to 20th century art. Allow at least half a day. €8, concessions €5.
  • Way of Human Rights (Straße der Menschenrechte). A monumental outdoor sculpture, opened on 24 October 1993. It is sited on the street between the new and old buildings of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, connecting Kornmarkt street and the medieval city wall.

Just outside the walls and easily combined with a stroll around Altstadt is the Transportation Museum.

Transportation Museum
  • 5 Transportation Museum (Verkehrsmuseum), Lessingstraße 6 (Subway #2, stop Opernhaus; outside city walls 500 m east of Hauptbahnhof). Tu-F 09:00-17:00 Sa Su and holidays 10:00-18:00. This museum contains two collections: the DB Museum (DB National Railway Museum) and the Museum for Communication. The railway museum explores the history of railways in Germany from 1835 - when the first railway connecting Nuremberg and Fürth opened - to today. There's a large collection of locomotives and rolling stock, extending outside, and it's a good place for families with children. The museum includes full scale replicas or originals from all eras of German rail travel, including a replica of the first ever locomotive running over German rails and a mock-up of the ICE. There's thoughtful coverage of the railways' role in German society, including their role in warfare and in the mass deportation to death of oppressed civilians. Labelling is only in German but there are free audioguides in English and other languages.

    The Museum for Communication is small by comparison, yet attempts to address the entire theme of communications. Some interesting items but the overall effect is superficial, with important concepts mentioned but not explored. Combined ticket €5, concessions €4.

Further out[edit]

Kongresshalle Nuremberg at the Reichsparteitagsgelände
  • St. John's Graveyard (St Johannis Friedhof) (1 km west of old town; Tramway #1). 14th-century graveyard with many famous citizens, including Albrecht Dürer and Adam Kraft. In summer the gardens are a riot of roses and other colourful flowers.

    You can walk here along Johannisstraße but the street is mostly modern, busy and uninteresting. Alternatively follow the river walk west from Hallertor. This eventually leads into Lindengasse which curls north to the church.

  • 6 Museum of Industrial Culture, Äußere Sulzbacher Straße 62 (Tramway #8 from main station, direction Erlenstegen, stop Tafelwerk), +49 911 2313875. Tu-F 09:00-17:00, Sa Su 10:00-16:00. Set in an old screw factory, the last remnant of the sprawling Tafel metalwork complex. Tells the story from the Industrial Revolution into the early 20th century. Along a museum street you see how living conditions, social life and technology developed during that era. €6. Museum of Industrial Culture (Q1423672) on Wikidata
  • 7 Documentation Center at the Reich Party Rally Grounds (Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände), Bayernstraße 110 (Tramway #9 (from main station) or #6 (from Plärrer) or bus #36 (from Hauptmarkt) to Doku-Zentrum), +49 911 2315666. M-F 09:00-18:00, Sa Su 10:00-18:00; allow 2 hours to visit. Soon after they came to power in 1933 the Nazis chose Nuremberg as the place for their annual party rallies. They planned a set of gigantic buildings here, few of which were built. Start at the Documentation Centre for the story of how the Nazis rose to power, their grasp of modern media and propaganda techniques, the organisation of the party rallies and wider mass agitation, and the connections between that and their crimes against minorities and plunge into World War 2. The Documentation Center is in the north wing of the Congress Hall (Kongresshalle), one of the few planned constructions that did get built. €6 includes audioguide. Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds on Wikipedia Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds (Q877333) on Wikidata
Although the rally grounds cover a wide area, there's little else to see here other than the reviewing stand at the Zeppelin field. The "Große Straße" which was the spine of the rally grounds is now just a modern road. Note you can also get here on S-2 to Dutzendteich; other S-bahn trains run through this station but don't stop.
  • Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600, Bärenschanzstraße 72 (2 km west of main station, take U1 to Bärenschanze), +49 911 32179372. W-M 10:00-18:00. After World War II, this site was chosen for trials of the Nazi high command, partly for Nuremberg's symbolic role in Nazism, but chiefly because the Palace of Justice was undamaged and contained a prison block. Charges were brought both against individuals, and against entire organisations such as the SS and Gestapo. The permanent exhibition tells the story of this and subsequent trials, eg of collaborating doctors and judges, and of officers of the individual concentration camps. It shows how these trials established many present day principles of international law and morality, eg the legal concept of genocide, and the Helsinki Principles on medical experimentation. Courtroom 600, where the trials were held, is still used today for serious crimes, so it can only be visited if no trial is in progress. €6, concessions €3 (incl. audio guide). Nuremberg trials on Wikipedia
  • 8 Zoo (Tiergarten), Am Tiergarten 30 (Tramway #5 from main station to Tiergarten), +49 911 54546. Every Day, Summer 08:00-19:30, Winter 09:00-17:00. The Nuremberg Tiergarten is one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe, set in forests and old quarries to the east of the city. Includes a Dolphinarium with regular shows. Adult €13.50, child €6.50, adult with Bahnpass €11.50, child with Bahnpass €4.80, Family with one adult €18, Family with 2 adults €31.50. Nuremberg Zoo on Wikipedia Nuremberg Zoo (Q686220) on Wikidata
  • Kraftshof Village Church, Kraftshof (Tramway #9 from main station or #4 from Plärrer to Thon. Change there to bus #31). In the Middle Ages, cities like Nuremberg were strongly protected by walls and castles, but villages lacked them. It was often impractical to build these around a straggling farm village, and the cities jealously guarded their rights to have walls - any others might be distrusted as a prelude to rebellion. So instead many villages fortified their church, and Kraftshof is a good example. See Wikipedia entry for other examples especially in Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg, Transylvania and the Dordogne. Fortified church on Wikipedia
  • 9 Neunhof Manor, (Schloss Neunhof), Neunhofer Hauptstraße (Tramway #9 (from main station) or #4 (from Plärrer) to Thon. Change there to bus #31). closed for restoration. Nuremberg's patricians had numerous manor houses in the surrounding villages. This is a good example, built in the 16th century. Adjoining is a small baroque garden. The castle is closed for renovation in 2017. (Q2242659) on Wikidata
  • Nuremberg Exhibition Centre (Nürnberg Messezentrum), Messezentrum, D-90471 Nürnberg (5 km SW of old town, take U1 to Messe), +49 911-8606-0. The Exhibition Center is relatively new. It offers over 160,000 m² of display area in twelve halls grouped around the central park.

Do[edit]

Stadium Names

Ever since moving out of its (now demolished and roughly the site of the Mercado mall) former stadium at Zerzabelshof, nicknamed "Zabo", the 1.FCN has played in a partially city owned stadium called "Frankenstadion" (Franconia stadium) or "städtisches Stadion" (municipal stadium) for most of its existence. However, the trend of naming everything in sports after potent sponsors has reached Germany as well (neighboring Fürth was one of the first, naming their stadium at Rohnhof after a toy company and later a sweets company) albeit against strong protests of fans and media alike. Nuremberg's stadium thus came to be known as "easy credit Stadion" for a while, but reverted to the old "Frankenstadion" for the 2006 soccer world cup, because FIFA would not allow anything to be named after a non-official sponsor (this caused the sites that had only ever been known by various brand names to be renamed "Stadion X" with "X" being the city). The S-Bahn stop meanwhile has remained "Frankenstadion" for all this time, initially because the VGN (who operates the S-Bahn) argued that the costs of renaming would be excessive. Local media similarly refuse to use the sponsorship name as much as they can. After the initial contract ran out, the name did not revert to "Frankenstadion" but instead to "Stadion Nürnberg" before a new sponsor was found with the new name becoming "Grundig Stadion", which remained the name until 2016, when it reverted to "Stadion Nürnberg" once more as the contract expired. Throughout this, the fans of 1.FC Nürnberg increasingly lobbied to have the stadium named after perhaps the greatest player of the FCN ever, 1948 and 1961 German champion and world champion 1954 Max Morlock. Even fans of other teams have expressed support and sympathy for the name "Max Morlock Stadion" when on away games in Nuremberg. In partial recognition of these fan demands and to honor past FCN players, the blocks of the stadium were renamed after players including Morlock for the 2006/2007 season and have kep those names since. The naming issue is a dicey subject in local politics as not only does the FCN rely heavily on this stream of revenue, but so does the city as a part owner. However, politicians of several parties have called for the name Max Morlock Stadion to be implemented in 2017 and a crowdfunding has been started to raise the funds to make this a reality.

Events[edit]

  • Volksfest. Like a small Oktoberfest which is held twice a year, and typically attracts about 1.6 million visitors.
  • Altstadtfest. The "Old Town Festival" in September attracts over a million visitors every year, making it the largest folklore event in Germany. The festival offers a broad programme of attractions including processions and concerts. There is also plenty to taste in terms of food and drink at the 'gastronomy market' and at numerous restaurants and beer gardens on Schütt Island and Hans-Sachs-Platz.
  • Rock im Park. A three-day rock event, 60,000 people, run yearly at the same time as Rock Am Ring
  • Klassik Open Air. Twice a year you can listen the "Nürnberger Philharmoniker" and the "Nürnberger Symphoniker". This event is also known as "Woodstock of classic music". Come early as because around 60,000 people attend. Free.
  • Bardentreffen. On the first weekend in the Bavarian summer holidays at the end of July 400 artists from all over the world appear on eight stages in the town for free. About 200,000 visitors attend.
  • Blaue Nacht. Blue Night – every year in May, museums, churches and other cultural institutions open their doors – until the early morning hours. Art and light installations, music and performances in Nuremberg's inner city streets invite people to stroll about, look, listen and be amazed. About 120,000 visitors are expected every year.
  • Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften. “The Long Night of Science”, – in October many companys, the Institute of Technology, the universities are open for the public.
  • Tag der offenen Tür. “Doors Open Days”, – Every two years in October the municipality and many organisations open 3 days for the public.
  • Internationales Figurentheater-Festival. Every two years, the curtains go up in Nuremberg for Germany's biggest puppet theatre festival. About 50 ensembles from many countriess take to the stages of the conurbation and show the latest trends.
  • Christkindlesmarkt. Famous Christmas Market held every year from Friday before the first advent Sunday to 23 December. On weekends it is often overcrowded. Try arriving by public transport, as streets can get congested and congestion gets a lot worse when it snows. If you are based somewhere where public transport doesn't go, park your car at one of the outlying subway stations and take the subway, to save you the hassle of Nuremberg's inner city driving during peak congestion time.
  • Trempelmärkte. Nuremberg Flea Markets. On the second weekend in May and on the first weekend in September, Nuremberg’s Old Town transforms itself into Germany’s largest flea market with about 4,000 booths. Children have their own, at no charge area, allowing them to sell their old and not-so-old toys.
  • 1. FC Nuremberg. The "Club" was founded in 1900 and is one of the most tradition-steeped soccer clubs in Germany. The club play their Bundesliga home games in the Grundig-Stadion (formerly known as Frankenstadion, the official name is bound to change again soon as the sponsorship has run out).
  • Norisring DTM Speedweekend. Once a year world famous “Norisring”, the 200 miles from Nuremberg happens to the car race maniacs. This race track is known as "little Monaco", because they also use normal streets. Attracts over 140,000 people.
  • Radrennen "Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt. Cycle Race “Round the Old Town” The cycle race is one of the most important events in the Nuremberg sports calendar and is a firmly fixed event for the international cycling sport. The high quality of the race circuit makes this event really standout against the many cycle races held in Germany. More than 100,000 spectators are able to watch the Nuremberger cycle race.
  • Blaulicht, Bus und Bahn. Flashing alarm lamp, bus and railway - local clubs and private museums open the doors, first weekend in May.
  • Ion - Musica Sacra. International Organ Week. Presented for the first time in 1951 by church musicians of the two major protestant churches of Nürnberg, the “Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg” - Musica Sacra (ION) is one of Germany's biggest and oldest festivals of sacred and organ music. Each year Nürnberg becomes the "centre of the organ universe".

Sport[edit]

  • Climbing Factory. Indoor climbing on 850 m².
  • real climbing - at Frankenjura area
  • Soccer (1. FCN). Nuremburg's second division soccer club.
  • Ice hockey - Nuremberg Ice Tigers plays in the German Elite League (DEL) . Their home games are played right next door of the FCN's stadium
  • Nürnberg Rams aka Noris Rams once one of the best American Football teams in Germany, they play (most of) their home games at Zeppelinfeld. Admission is lower than 10€ (free for children) and catering is provided by an American restaurant, including burgers and pulled pork and the atmosphere is very familiar and friendly even towards fans of opposing teams (especially compared to soccer). The season usually starts around May and is mostly done by mid September.
  • HC Erlangen - the (Olympic) handball team from Erlangen, they play all of their 2014 home games in the Arena Nürnberg due to their Erlangen venues being too small to accommodate the larger first division crowds as they managed to go up to the first tier Bundesliga for the first time prior to this season. Whether their home-games will stay in Nuremberg after 2014 is anybody's guess

Cinema[edit]

  • Biggest multiplex cinema in Germany, the Cinecitta. 18 movie theaters, one IMAX theater, one "motion action drive" cinema, three restaurants, twelve bars and five outside terraces with view on the historic town.

Buy[edit]

Nuremberg's main shopping district ist the Lorenzer Altstadt, the part of the old town south of river Pegnitz. There are three shopping streets running from the white tower (Weißer Turm) to the vicinity of St Lawrence church (Lorenzkirche): The cheapest stores can be found in Breite Gasse, in Karolinenstraße you find mid-priced stores and Kaisserstraße, next to the river, offers luxury goods. At their eastern end the three streets are connected by the street Königsstraße, which runs from the main station via St Lawrence church to the main market place. The biggest department stores, Karstadt, Galeria Kaufhof and Breuninger, are located here. On Trödelmarkt you find some small shops. At Sebalder Altstadt you find antiques, curiosities and designer shops.

Malls[edit]

  • City Point, Breite Gasse 5, 90402 Nürnberg (City)
  • mercado, Äußere Bayreuther Straße 80, 90491 Nürnberg (North)
  • Franken-Center, Glogauer Straße 30-38, 90473 Nürnberg (South)

Outlets[edit]

  • Puma Sport, Klingenhofstr. 70, 90411 Nürnberg (North-West)

Clothing[edit]

Gothic, Dark Wave, Fetisch:

  • Crazy Fashion (for Adults only), Schweiggerstr. 30, 90478 Nürnberg (South)
  • Mac's Mystic Store, Ludwig-Feuerbach-Str. 13, 90489 Nürnberg (South)
  • Underground, Königstr. 39, 90402 Nürnberg (City)
  • Vampiria, Kappengasse 10, 90402 Nürnberg (City)

Records[edit]

  • 1 Schallplattenfachhandel USG6, Untere Schmiedgasse 6. 15:00-20:00.
  • 2 Mono-Ton, Färberstraße 44. M-F 11:00-19:00, Sa 11:00-18:00.

Souvenirs[edit]

Ginger bread (Lebkuchen): Several large manufacturers and a number of small bakeries produce these. The best quality is called Elisenlebkuchen. The large manufactures sell packages labeled Bruch (broken), but they usually don't contain broken gingerbread: it is just a trick. You get them cheaper, but you can hardly use a package labeled broken as a gift.

Sausages (Nürnberger Bratwürste) are available in tin cans.

Eat[edit]

Bratwurst (roasted sausage): Within the city you get Nürnberger Bratwürste, in the surrounding area Fränkische Bratwürste. Nürnberger are only about half the size, but contain more spices than Fränkische. Consequently one typically eats three Fränkische or six Nürnberger. In restaurants Bratwürste are served with Sauerkraut or potato salad. In some better restaurants you can order also "Saure Zipfel", cooked Bratwürste in vinegar-onion sauce with fresh horseradish and bread. On the street you can also buy two or three sausages in a roll ('Drei im Weggla'). But be careful to get "real" Nürnberger and not "foreign" Thüringer Bratwürste. Nürnberger Bratwürste/Nürnberger Rostbratwürste is also protected under EU law with Protected designation of origin status.

Budget[edit]

Many food stalls and fast food restaurants can be found along Königstraße leading from the main station into the old town.

One stand is in the middle of the street perpendicular to the front of the Lorenzkirche. Several are also in Lorenzstraße (coming from the pedestrian zone, that is the street starting strait after the roundabout behind the Lorenz square. Amonst others, good places are:

  • 1 Red Curry House, Lorenzer Straße 29, +49 911 62 174 17. M-Sa 11:30-20:30, closed on Su and public holidays. South East Asian food, tasty, with very good value for price small dishes starting at €4 per dish.
  • 2 Suppdiwupp, Lorenzer Straße 27, +49 911 23 58 58 00. M-Th 11:00-18:00, F 11:00-16:00, Sa 12:00-17:00. Great soups and hotpots served with fresh traditional style bread; the offerings change and there are not many dishes, but usually everybody should find something along her/his taste on the menu.

Mid-range[edit]

  • La Creperie du Chateau, Untere Schmiedgasse 5, +49 911 2110108. Outdoor seating in the summer, indoor restaurant year-round. A few steps doen from the Castle. Fantastic home French cuisine, made by super friendly Chef Guy Ody who cooks authentic Provence food. Very cozy dining room with just a few tables, you feel like you are in Guy's personal dining room. €10-15 per main course.
  • Wittmanns bio, Beckschlagergasse 8, +49 911 331088. 18:00-22:30. Certified organic foods. Seasonal local cuisine - Fish, beef and vegetarian dishes. Meals prepared on-demand.
  • 3 Historische Bratwurstküche - Zum Guldenen Stern, Zirkelschmiedsgasse 26 (located in a small pedestrian zone in the Lorenz district, near Jacobsplatz, walkable distance (ca. 10 minutes) from the central station), +49 911 2059288. Restaurant in an old timber-framed house specializing in roasted sausages. Oldest sausage restaurant in the world, since 1419. €7.50 for six sausages, €11.50 for ten.
  • 4 Bratwursthäusle, Rathausplatz 1 (located just a few meters off Hauptmarkt towards the castle, next to the St. Sebald church), +49 911 227695. M-Sa 10:00-23:00. Restaurant in the old city centre specializing in roasted sausages. You can see many tourists there as it's one of the most frequented places to have a "Bratwurst" (grilled sausage). One of the most common packages is "Drei im Weckla" (three [sausages] in a bread roll). €5.50 for six sausages.
  • Steichele, Hotel & Weinrestaurant., Knorrstraße 2-8 (subway #1/11, stop Weisser Turm), +49 911 202280, fax: +49 911 221914, e-mail: . Local cuisine. The Steichele has the opportunity to try, dink and buy selected wines from "Franken", the "Pfalz", "Südtirol" and many more producing regions of Germany.
  • Zum Spießgesellen, Rathausplatz 4, +49 911 23555525.
  • 5 Sangam Restaurant, Königstr. 83-87, +49 911 23 494 17. M-Sa 12:00-23:00; Su 13:00-23:00. Tasty authentic traditional Indian cuisine
  • 6 tibet Café Restaurant, Johannisstr. 28, +49 911 3000754. Indian style food
  • 7 Mesob, Pillenreuther Straße 20, +49 157 300 65 684, +49 174 253 1531, e-mail: . Tu-Th 17:00-00:00, F 17:00-03:00, Sa 17:00-05:00, Su 17:00-00:00. Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine; while the atmosphere is merely ok, the staff is friendly and the food delicious.
  • 8 Albrecht-Dürer-Stube, Albrecht-Dürer-Straße 6, +49 911 22 72 09, e-mail: . M-Sa 18;00-00:00, F Su also 11:30-14:30; closed on Su in June, July & August, warm dishes until 00:00. A very traditional Franconian restaurant, frequented by locals and tourists alike. It is a good choice if you want to have some hearty local food in an unpretentious atmosphere. As the venue is small and popular, it is often necessary to have an advance reservation.
  • 9 Padelle d'Italia, Theatergasse 17, +49 911 2742 130. M-Th 11:30-14:30, 17:30-23:00, F Sa 11:30-23:00. A place to go for for authentic Italian cuisine. It may be quite crowded and somewhat loud, but you will most probably find Italians here, too.

Splurge[edit]

  • KonTiki, Untere Wörthstraße 10-14 (subway #1/11, stop Weisser Turm), +49 911 221139. Local, Steak and Fish cuisine. Small Beergarden on the river Pegnitz.
  • Garten Kreta, Am Messehaus 20, +49 911 551464. Local.
  • 10 Würzhaus, Kirchenweg 3a, +49 911 937 34 55. Tu-F 11:30-14:00, from 18:00; Sa from 18:00. Franconian lunch, on evenings a rather upscale à la carte offering (as of groups of 8, a special menu can be prepared)
  • 11 Essigbrätlein, Weinmarkt 3, +49 911 225 131. Tu-Sa 12:00-15:30, 19:00-01:00, kitchen closes at 13:30 and 21:30, respectively. Famous gourmet cuisine.

Drink[edit]

Cafés[edit]

  • 1 Kaffee Hörna, Scheurlstr. 11 (located in Südstadt), e-mail: . M W-F 07:00-17:00; Sa Su 10:00-17:30. A tiny modern café with delicious Swedish-style cakes.
  • 2 Tagescafé Kaulbach, Schweppermannstraße 28 (Subway: Kaulbachplatz), +49 911 93 744 744. W-Su 09:00-18:00. The venue of the two great cake bakers that formerly operated the Café Wohlleben.
  • 4 Zeitungs-Café Herrmann Kesten, Peter-Vischer-Straße 3, 90403 Nürnberg (usually entrance solely through the public library at Gewerbemuseumsplatz 4 (head to block K1); for events entrance left off the entrance of Katharinen-Rouine, you find the netrance to this place). A quiet retreat off city life, you may perfectly head here to read one of the many newspapers they offer or something you bring for yourself, for example.
  • 5 Salon Regina, Fürther Straße 64, Nürnberg (metro Gostenhof or Bärenschanze (right in the middle between the stations), bus Gostenhof West). A café at day and a nice bar with a variety of people in the early evening - good to visit during daytime or to start your evening in Gostenhof.
  • 6 Johan im Zumikon, Großweidenmühlstraße 21. W-Su 12:00-19:00. Summer retreat and a friendly café with cake and partly also small, fresh dishes and great ice cream.
  • 7 Café Mainhaim, Bauerngasse 18 (Gostenhof). M-F 10:00-22:00, Sa 09:00-22:00, Su 09:00-20:00. a nice and friendly café with a lot of space and air to breathe. Provides free WiFi for guests.
  • 8 Caffé Fatal, Jagdstraße 16, +49 911 396363. daily starting at 09:00. A nice caffé with small dishes and a great breakfasts buffet.
  • 9 Hildes Backwut, Schloßstraße 48, +49 911 4008797. M-F 05:30-18:00, Sa 18:00-14:00. A traditional bakery with a café, where they bake delicious bread, pastry, cakes.

Beer[edit]

Many great beers are made in Franconia (Upper Franconia has the largest concentration of breweries world wide) and even in the Nuremberg itself.

  • Barfüßer, Hallplatz 2 (In the basement of the historic grainery on Königstraße), +49 911 204242. A large, lively German-style beer hall, where you can have a keg delivered to your table for you to pour your own drinks. Hearty Franconian food is on the menu, and they brew their own blonde beer. €7-12 per entree.
  • 10 Mata Hari Bar, Weißgerbergasse 31. W-Sa 20:00-open end. One of the places where it's easiest to get into conversations when you're coming by yourself. A small but atmosphere-packed place, where you can often hardly move but have great evenings talking about everyone and his brother.
  • 11 Hannemann, Johannesgasse 22 (Located in a small side street off Königstraße (which is the one connecting St. Lorenz and the central station); the street is roughly opposite of Barfüßer (slightly right if you stand before Barfüßer)), +49 1511 6554248. A bar in between your grandma's style of living room (and similarly relaxed) and a hip modern place – if you want to chat with friends or just hang around easy-going people, that's one of the places you can choose.
  • 12 Kater Murr, Johannesgasse 14, +49 151 10783629, e-mail: . Tu-Th 14:00-1:00, F Sa 14:00-02:00. A friendly pub, with ties to the local creative scene, which regularly hosts exhibitions and from time to time other cultural events.

Beer gardens[edit]

  • 12 Wanderer and Bieramt, Beim Tiergärtnertor 2 - 6 (located at a city square next to the "Tiergärtnertor"). Not a beer garden, but a place popular amongst locals and tourists. You can sit at the square, which becomes quite crowded on warm summer nights.
  • Beer garden at Hummelstein Park
  • 13 Wiesn' Biergarten on Wörder Wiese, Wörder Wiese (located just on the Wörder Wiese). M-F 10:00-22:00; Sa 13:00-22:00; Su 10:00-22:00; Oct-Apr: closed.

On the city walls:

  • 14 Marientorzwinger, Lorenzer Straße 33.
  • 13 Restaurant und Biergarten Kopernikus im Krakauer Haus, Hintere Insel Schütt 34, +49 911 2427740. summer M-F 16:00-00:00, Sa Su holidays 12:00-00:00; winter M-F 17:00-00:00, Sa Su holidays 12:00-00:00. A restaurant with a special beer garden which is nicely located on the city wall and also has tables along the city wall on a wooden path used with the fortification; the building housing the restaurant is a cultural center connecting the region with Poland.
  • 14 Kulturgarten, Königstraße 39. daily from 11:00. At the local cultural center Künstlerhaus.

Gostenhof:

  • 15 Schanzenbräu Schankwirtschaft, Adam-Klein-Straße 27 (subway: Bärenschanze), +49 911 93 77 67 90, e-mail: . Tu-Sa 11:00-01:00. The beer garden of one of the hippest Nuremberg breweries. Serve delicious locally-brewed beer.
  • 15 Kulturbrauerei Lederer, Sielstraße 12.
  • 16 Palais Schaumburg, Kernstraße 46, +49 911 260 043. Su-F 11:30-01:00, Sa 14:00-01:00. One of the smaller beer gardens, this place exists for over 20 years now, nearly becoming an institution. It is especially popular amonsgst the somewhat more alternative and with vegetarians as it offers extensive choice for them.

Wine[edit]

The Franconian wine is said to be a "man's wine". Analogous to "man's chocolate" this points to a rather dry taste. Furthermore the rather harsh climate and the soil structure definitely contribute to this fact. An extravagance of the Franconian wines is their bottle. In Germany the Bocksbeutel bottle shape is generally reserved for higher-quality wines from Franconia.

Cocktails[edit]

  • 16 Gelbes Haus, Troststraße 10 (entry located on Fürther Straße, just at the subway station Gostenhof (GoHo)), +49 911 26 22 74. This is a mid-sized bar with two rooms, one with wood coated walls (which are nevertheless not "too heavy) and another one with the actual bar in it and in the style of the building; they serve a huge variety of classical, well-prepared cocktails and a good collection of spirits.
  • Indabahn (Blauer Adler) (West end of the Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof)). A good, albeit relatively expensive cocktail bar, and on weekends it is also a club.
  • Cubano, Innere Laufer Gasse (northeast of the town hall). Another good cocktail bar.


Clubs[edit]

  • Mach 1, Kaiserstraße 1 (Next to the entrance of the parking garage (Adler Parkhaus)). Nice club with good flair. They usually play House music.
  • 17 Die Rakete, Vogelweiherstraße 64, +49 911 80 15 3 15. An institution in electronic music, this small but nice club is known well over the region.
  • 18 Hirsch, Vogelweiherstraße 66. Concerts and clubbing (with a focus on electronic music), located in an industrial area in the south of Nürnberg.
  • 19 Club Stereo, Klaragasse 8. A small, nice club with changing offers (music genre highly depending on what the current event is), regularly offering nice concerts, too. The club is located in the basement, and shares its entrance with the bar Vorraum which is located on ground floor.
  • 20 KulturKellerei im K4, Königstraße 93, e-mail: . rather alternative disco / concert venue located in the culture venue K4 (KunstKulturQuartier)
  • 21 MUZclub, Fürther Str. 63. A live music-oriented club with a nice garden for warm summer evenings which is operated by the non-profit music supporting association "Musikzentrale Nürnberg e.V." which regularly hosts concerts ranging from local scene festivals to somewhat more well-known groups.

Sleep[edit]

For a fast room reservation service in the Nuremberg-Fuerth-Erlangen-Schwabach area, please go to the on-line room reservation request of the Nuremberg Convention and Tourist Office.

Budget[edit]

  • 1 DJH (YHA/HI), Burg 2 (in the former castle stables to the north of the old city), +49 911 2309360, fax: +49 911 23093611, e-mail: . Note that DJH/YHA/HI membership is required (or an extra fee is paid) and, as in all YHA hostels in Bavaria, persons over 27 years of age are only admitted if the hostel is not full. Linen included in price. B&B from €26.50; half board from €31.70; full board from €35.90.
  • Jugend Hotel, Rathsbergstr. 300 (near the airport), +49 911 5216092, fax: +49 911 5216954, e-mail: . Wheelchair-accessible rooms, barbecue, TV-lounge, English spoken. Dorm bed, (3-6 bed) with shower/wc, from €16. Twin bed, with shower/wc €19.50. Single room, with shower/wc, from €25,50. Breakfast buffet and lunch packed €5.50.

Mid-range[edit]

In the Old City[edit]

  • 3 Hotel Elch, Irrerstr. 9 (Between Maxplatz and Sebalderplatz), +49 911 2492980, fax: +49 911 24929844, e-mail: . A small hotel in a quaint old building, located on a quiet street a few minutes' walk from several restaurants and sights.

Near Plärrer[edit]

Just outside the southwest corner of the old city are several mid-range hotels within walking distance of many sights in the old city, and about a 20-minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof.

Next to the main train station[edit]

  • Hotel Marienbad, Eilgutstraße 5, +49 911 203147, fax: +49 911 204260, e-mail: . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. Very nice hotel for both business and leisure travellers. Excellent location near main station and only 5 minutes away from the old town. Wonderful breakfast buffet and charming family-owned hotel. Single rooms from €69.

North of the Old City[edit]

  • 9 Acom Hotel (Accom Hotel), Leipziger Platz 22 (Between the old city and the airport, directly at the Nordostbahnhof underground station), +49 911 6505990. Budget hotel. Singles/doubles from €49.
  • 10 Mövenpick Hotel Nürnberg-Airport, Flughafenstraße 100 (Next to the airport), +49 911 3501 0.
  • Hotel Metropol Nürnberg, Fürtherstraße 338, Weststadt, 90429 (Next to Muggenhof U-bahn station, on Fürtherstraße), +49911324390. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. Budget hotel. Spacious room with private facilities. Buffet breakfast with wide range of foods. WiFi €1 per hour. Free street parking. Double room: €47, or €61 with buffet breakfast.

South of the Old City[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

According to the state police, it has the lowest crime rate of the cities with more than 400,000 inhabitants.

Go next[edit]

  • Bamberg - Old bishop-Town - UNESCO World Heritage
  • Bayreuth - City with baroque downtown, oldest opera house in Germany and the famous annual Wagner Opera Festival
  • Erlangen - University town, famous for its Bergkirchweih (large festivity around Pentecost), its Siemens branch and its cycling culture
  • Fränkische Schweiz - Franconian Switzerland area
  • Fränkisches Seenland - lake area south-west of Nuremberg
  • Fürth - Nuremberg's neighbouring city
  • Munich - capital of Bavaria some 200 km south
  • Regensburg - one of Germany's oldest towns, founded in 179 AD by the Roman Empire
  • Schwabach - Goldbeater town
  • Stein (Mittelfranken) - a small city to Nurembergs South-West with nice buldings related to Faber-Castel and home to world-famous pencils. Locals mostly go there due to its swimming pool.
  • Nördlingen - A beautiful medieval town in a meteorite crater surrounded by a 14th-century wall. Along the Romantic Road.
Routes through Nuremberg
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