Nuremberg, Germany
400AD-1400AD-Middle Ages Europe Germany

Travel Guide to Nuremberg | Bavaria, Germany

November 23, 2019
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Getting there By air: Nuremberg Airport (NUE) Nürnberg Flughafen
By train: The main train station it is located right next to the old city
By car: Nuremberg is connected to the major German “Autobahn” network (A3, A6, A73, A9). 
By ship: The Port of Nuremberg 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 Nuremberg from different locations in Europe.)
Location Bavaria, Germany
Nuremberg Tourist Office opposite main railway station
Königstraße 93
90402 Nürnberg

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

  • Nuremberg 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
Nuremberg, Germany

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 window can be found here
Nuremberg, Germany

Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain)

  • A 14th-century fountain located on Nuremberg’s main market. This fountain is a replica. The original stands in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
  • 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 world-view of the Holy Roman Empire.
Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain), Nuremberg, Germany

St Sebald Church (Sebalduskirche)

  • Daily April – December: 09:30-18:00, January – March: 09:30-16:00
  • Is a medieval church built in Romanesque style from 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 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

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

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

Nuremberg Bratwurst

  • 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
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