Nuremberg, Germany


Welcome to Nuremburg

Nuremberg is a city in Germany located in the northern state of Bavaria with a population of around 500,000. Nuremberg is known for its rich history, medieval architecture, and cultural heritage. The city is associated with the Nuremberg Trials, where, after World War II, the International Military Tribunal was held in Nuremberg from 1945 to 1946. The trials were conducted to bring Nazi war criminals to justice for their actions during the war. This event played a crucial role in developing international law and the concept of individual responsibility for crimes against humanity.

Nuremberg also has a solid connection to the arts and culture, famous for its medieval architecture, including the Nuremberg Castle and the Church of Our Lady. The city’s historical centre, the Old Town, is well-preserved and features charming narrow streets, beautiful buildings, and the famous Market Square. Additionally, Nuremberg is renowned for its Christmas market, known as the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. It is one of Germany’s oldest and most famous Christmas markets. Nuremberg is an important economic and industrial hub focusing on manufacturing and technology. Several well-known companies, including Siemens and Adidas, have their roots in Nuremberg.

The people of Nuremberg are incredibly friendly and welcoming, and we quickly fell in love with the city’s vibrant culture and lively atmosphere. So whether you’re interested in history, culture, or simply soaking up the atmosphere of a bustling city, Nuremberg is the perfect destination.

How To Get There

By Air: Nuremberg Airport is located just 5 kilometres north of the city’s central area and is served by several major airlines. You can take the U2 subway line or a taxi from the airport.

By Train: Nuremberg is an important railway hub well-connected to major cities across Germany and Europe. The main train station, Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof, is in the city centre and offers connections to all major destinations in the country.

By Car: If you are considering hiring a car, Nuremberg is easily accessible via the A3, A6, and A9 highways, which all converge on the city. However, driving in the city centre can be challenging due to narrow streets and limited parking.

By Bus: Multiple bus companies provide transportation services to Nuremberg from significant cities in Germany and throughout Europewith the central bus station being Nuremberg ZOB, in Nuremberg, in the city centre.

Places Of Interest

Nuremberg Castle

Nuremberg Castle

Sitting atop a hill, this medieval castle presents breathtaking views of the city. It dates back to the 11th century & has been impeccably conserved. Visitors can explore the castle’s many rooms and learn about its history. Book tour here.

The Documentation Center

The Documentation Center

This museum is dedicated to the story of the rise of the Nazi party and its impact on Nuremberg. The museum is housed in the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds and features exhibits and interactive displays that help visitors understand this dark historical period. Book tour here.

Nuremberg Christmas Market

Nuremberg Christmas Market

This famous Christmas market is held yearly and is one of the oldest and most popular in Germany. Visitors can enjoy traditional German food and drink and shop for handcrafted gifts and ornaments. Book tickets here.

St. Sebaldus Church

At the city’s centre stands a magnificent Gothic church celebrated for its ornate carvings and magnificent stained glass windows. Opt for a guided tour to acquaint themselves with the church’s history and design. 

Albrecht Dürer House

Albrecht Dürer House

This museum is dedicated to the life and work of the famous artist Albrecht Dürer. The museum is housed in the artist’s former home and features a collection of his paintings, prints, and sketches. Book tour here.

The Germanic National Museum

The Germanic National Museum

This museum showcases the art and culture of Germany from prehistoric times to the present day. The museum’s collection includes ancient artefacts, medieval art, and modern masterpieces. Book tour here.

The Toy Museum

A museum dedicated to the history and evolution of toys. Enjoy a collection of antique and modern toys and learn about the cultural significance of toys throughout history. 

The Nuremberg Trials Memorial

The Nuremberg Trials Memorial

A museum dedicated to the international tribunal that tried Nazi war criminals after WWII. Situated in the Palace of Justice, this is where visitors can gain insights into the trials and view relevant exhibits and artefacts.

Where To Stay

Luxury Hotels

The Sheraton Carlton Hotel: 

This hotel boasts breathtaking city views and is conveniently located near the Nuremberg Opera House and the famous Nuremberg Old Town.

Mid-Range Hotels

Ramada Nürnberg Parkhotel:

Conveniently located near the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, offering scenic park views from its garden terrace, close to the city centre and within easy reach of the famous Nuremberg Castle.

Budget Hotels

Hotel Kennedy:  

This hotel offers stunning views of Nuremberg’s historic Old Town. Located near the famous Nuremberg Castle, providing easy access to many popular attractions within walking distance.

Where To Eat

Nuremberg is an excellent city for hearty bratwurst and delicious local beer. Here are our recommendations:

Bratwurst Röslein: A popular restaurant located near the historic Old Town of Nuremberg. Known for its famous Nuremberg sausages, it offers traditional local cuisine and attracts both locals and tourists.

Café Bar Wanderer: This charming cafe located in the Old Town offers a range of homemade cakes, pastries, and coffee in a cosy atmosphere. It is a popular spot for breakfast and brunch.

Phantastic: A popular vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Nuremberg’s Gostenhof neighbourhood. Its speciality is creative plant-based dishes and desserts made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Albrecht Dürer Stube: A traditional Bavarian restaurant in Nuremberg’s Old Town specialising in its local dishes, including schnitzel, sausages, and roasted meats, served in a cosy atmosphere.

Final Thoughts

Nuremberg perfectly blends historical significance, cultural treasures, and modern attractions. From its medieval castle and Gothic churches to its modern museums and famous Christmas market, there is something for every visitor to enjoy. The city’s dark past is also remembered through its museums and memorials, serving as a reminder of the importance of learning from history. Nuremberg is a destination that promises a rewarding and memorable visit.

Nuremberg is the second-largest city of the German federal state of Bavaria after its capital Munich.

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