Nuremberg City Guide

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Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) is an enjoyable city in Germany, with a picturesque old town (Altstadt). We strongly recommend you to spend some time just walking in the city, enjoying its old beautiful houses, city walls, famous fountains, and traditional beer gardens.

How to get there

For anyone flying in, I can recommend flying to Frankfurt and taking the train from there. The flight from Frankfurt is only 30 minutes, so often the wait between flights and the flight combined end up taking the same time as the train.

Otherwise, the Nuremberg airport is easily reachable from all major surrounding airports including Schiphol, Amsterdam.

Tourism

Nuremberg Castle


Built in the 11th century, dominates the historical center of the city. It is considered by many to be one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortifications.

Castle grounds and garden are publicly available, and the interior is open for visitors daily 9 am - 6pm.

Tickets:

  • Demonstration of the well and panorama from the Sinwell Tower: 3,50 €
  • Palace with Double Chapel/ Kaiserburg Museum: 5.50 €
  • Combination ticket: 7 €


Volksfest


A traditional German festival, a kind of Nuremberg's Oktoberfest:

http://www.volksfest-nuernberg.de/programm


Burggrabenfest


A unique medieval festival which takes place in the garden near the castle, during the weekend after the conference.

http://www.tucher-spectaculum.de/


Guided Tours


  • Walking:

http://www.nuernberg-tours.de/en/foreign-languages/

  • Seg:

https://de-de.facebook.com/Segandthecity/

  • Mini-Train:

http://www.city-tour.info/en/nuernberg/tour/


Around Nurnberg


Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Bamberg

  • Also a beautiful Bavarian town, also some one hour from Nuremberg by train. Perhaps

more popular than Rothenburg and also more easily reachable.

Neuschwanstein Castle

  • A stunning and famous Bavarian castle, build in 19th century. It is located on the edge

of the Alps, south of Munich.