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The perfect Travel Guide to Nuremberg | Bavaria, Germany

Nuremberg, Germany
Perfect Travel Guide Nuremberg
When you think of Nuremberg, you think of Imperial Castle (Nuremberg's most important landmark), medieval city, Gothic churches, gingerbread, toys, Christmas Market, the Nazi Party Rally Grounds or the Nuremberg Trials.

Tourist Information

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Getting there By air: Nuremberg Airport (NUE) Nürnberg Flughafen
By train: The main train station is located right next to the old city
By car: The city is connected to the major German “Autobahn” network (A3, A6, A73, A9). 
By ship: The Port is located about 6 km southwest of the old town.
By bus: – The main bus station is located near the main train station. (Eurolines has many connections to the city from different locations in Europe.)
Tourist Office Opposite the main railway station
Königstraße 93
90402 Nürnberg
LocationBavaria, Germany, Europe


The unofficial capital of Franconia

What to see:

Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg)

  • April to September: daily 9 am-6 pm

    October to March: daily 10 am-4 pm

  • Closed: 1 January, Shrove Tuesday, 24, 25, 31 December
  • The city is famous for its historical Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg)
  • 1000 years old, one of the most important residences of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire
Nuremberg-Germany Kaiserburg Castle
Kaiserburg Castle in Nuremberg
Nuremberg, Germany
Kaiserburg Castle in Nuremberg

Main Market Square (Hauptmarkt)

  • Open daily except Sunday
  • Try regional specialties, daily snacks, or fresh fruits and vegetables at the daily market stalls. 

The Frauenkirche – Church of Our Lady

  • Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5.30 pm
    Sunday: 1 pm – 5.30 pm
  • It stands on the eastern side of the main market
  • Numerous works of art from the Middle Ages are kept in the church (Tucher Altar – 1440, originally the high altar of the Augustinian church of St. Vitus, and two monuments by Adam Kraft 1498)
  • First gothic hall church in Franconia
  • Nuremberg’s three oldest stained glass windows can be found here
Nuremberg, Germany
Schöner Brunnen and The Frauenkirche in Nuremberg

Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain)

  • A 14th-century fountain is located on the main market. This fountain is a replica. The original stands in the Germanisches National Museum.
  • The two brass rings embedded in the fence surrounding the fountain on opposite sides are said to bring good luck to those who spin them.
  • The fountain has 40 sculptured figures which reflect the worldview of the Holy Roman Empire.
Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain), Nuremberg, Germany
Schöner Brunnen in Nuremberg

St Sebald Church (Sebalduskirche)

  • Daily April – December: 09:30-18:00, January – March: 09:30-16:00
  • It is a medieval church built in the Romanesque style in the 13th century
  • In the center of the church, a wooden monument stands over the saint’s grave, carved with scenes of his life.
St. Sebaldus Church, Nuremberg, Germany (11)
St Sebald Church in Nuremberg

St Lawrence Church (Lorenzkirche) 

  • Monday – Saturday 09:00-17:00, Sunday 13:00-16:00
  • This church is one of the most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.
  • The facade is dominated by the two towers, mirroring St. Sebald and indirectly Bamberg Cathedral with a sharp towering West portal doorway, and an indented rose window 9 meters in diameter.

Lorenzkirche (St. Lawrence Church), Nuremberg, Germany
St. Lawrence Church in Nuremberg

Hidden Place

Trödelmarkt (Flea Market)

  • Is located between Unschlittplatz and the Charles Bridge
  • Originally a trading area – for junk and second-hand items
  • Today this square accommodates cozy little shops

Medieval City Walls

  • Some four kilometers of the Medieval walls are still standing, and they incorporate the castle to the north and 67 defensive towers.
Nuremberg, Germany
Medieval City Walls in Nuremberg


  • The local sausage is flavored with marjoram and spices.
  • It is protected under EU law, so it can only be produced in Nuremberg.
  • The recipe is 700 years old
  • Try the sausage in the oldest sausage restaurant in the world, the Zum Gulden Stern

Where to stay

Hotel Drei Raben

Located opposite the Neues Museum (New Museum) in Nuremberg, this 4-star design and theme hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Lorenzkirche church and a 5-minute walk from the main train station. It is located close to a metro station.

Karl August – a Neighborhood Hotel

Karl August – a Neighborhood Hotel located in Nuremberg, 2.7 km from Nuremberg Christmas Market and 2.7 km from Nuremberg Old Town. This property offers family rooms and a terrace. The property has a 24-hour front desk and concierge service, and staff can assist with tour arrangements.

Lovely Apartment near City Center

The apartment is managed by a private host. This apartment has 1 bedroom, a kitchen with a fridge and an oven, a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are included in the apartment.

Where to eat

Cera Una Volta

Italian, European

Gregor Samsa

Czech, European

Phantastic – Asian Cuisine

Asian, Vietnamese

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