Nuremberg

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Nuremberg

Once you’ve experienced the city’s enchanting historical ambience and seen the mighty Kaiserburg, you’ll never forget them. The beautiful Old Town, which is the epitome of medieval charm, is nestled at the foot of the castle. It’s home to historical buildings, spectacular churches, one of Germany’s largest pedestrian areas and the traditional Hauptmarkt.

The City

Welcome to Nuremberg! Nuremberg’s wealth of sights, delights and highlights means there’s always something for residents and visitors of all ages to discover. One of these is the Christkindlesmarkt, the city’s most famous event. Year after year, 2.3 million visitors visit one of the world’s most beautiful Christmas markets to experience its quaint atmosphere, taste the range of delicacies and listen to the Christmas Angel’s opening prologue. The famous Bardentreffen and Blaue Nacht events are well worth a visit too, as is Rock im Park, one of Germany’s largest rock festivals. The Sigena Urkunde, a deed published in 1050 by Emperor Henry III, contains the first documented reference to Nuremberg. The Kaiserburg, which was designed as a political and military hub and was one of the key imperial palaces of the Middle Ages, is still the city’s main landmark. Nuremberg’s appointment as an Imperial City put it under direct control of the Emperor and it enjoyed a number of privileges as a result. But the city also became known for its many scholars and artists, such as the painter Albrecht Dürer, one of the city’s most famous residents. Nuremberg’s unusual affinity with the crafts eventually made it one of the key trading towns in the Middle Ages. In more recent times, Nuremberg gained a less favourable reputation for itself during the National Socialist era. Even today, parts of the city are still home to gigantic ruins representing the Nazi regime’s deluded notion of grandeur. After the city was virtually razed to the ground in the Second World War, the decision was made to start rebuilding the historical Old Town to reflect its original glory. Along with neighbouring towns Fürth, Erlangen and Schwabach, the city today makes up the metropolitan area of Nuremburg. The city’s rambling shopping streets, vast green spaces, art and culture attract visitors to the city the whole year round.

Guided Tours

Discover Nuremberg from all angles: City walking tours and bus trips for individual travelers.

For Families

Excitement, play and fun - for the whole family! Nuremberg offers many great attractions throughout the year. The Nuremberg Zoo is one of the most beautiful zoological gardens in Europe and the Field of Experiences for the Senses will invite children to be amazed, discover and experience. And there's a lot more to discover for all ages.

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Unique Spots

There are many hidden places in Nuremberg, next to the Imperial Castle, the Christmas Market and the different museums, which are definitely worth a visit! These places are baroque, culinary and sometimes even subterranean.

NÜRNBERG CARD

One card - many opportunities! 48 hours FREE ADMISSION to many museums and sights as well as FREE TRAVEL on ALL public transport services within Nuremberg and Fuerth - for € 33 € only!

Events

Nuremberg’s events calendar is full to bursting with a multitude of fantastic activities. There’s something different on almost every week of the year. A large number of tourists come to Nuremberg specifically for special events to make sure they don’t miss out.

Accommodations

The Nuremberg Convention and Tourist Office is more than happy to provide personal recommendations and professional advice about accommodation in Nuremberg. Why not give us a ring on +49 911 2336 150 or via e-mail tourismus@nuernberg.de. Alternatively, you can visit our website at hotel.nuernberg.de! The various hotels listed below provide an initial overview of the accommodation available.

Do & See

Nuremberg. It’s a city where there’s plenty to experience and even more to see. Why not start your day with a wander round the city or a visit to one of the many museums? Then unwind in one of the beautiful cafes or treat your taste buds to Franconian specialties in one of the Old Town’s many restaurants. You’re sure to be enchanted by the picturesque flair of the Old Town, situated at the foot of the Kaiserburg. Take a look around and journey into times past…

Dining

Without a shadow of doubt, Nuremberg’s most famous food export is the Nürnberger Rostbratwurst. No bigger than your finger, you can order 6, 8, 10 or 12 of these sausages, which are in most cases served with sauerkraut or potato salad. If you’re feeling a bit peckish in between meals, why not try a “3 im Weggla” (3 sausages in a roll), which is generally garnished with mustard. Or if you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, how about sampling the delights on Franconian menus, which traditionally include “Schäuferle mit Kloss und Soss” (roasted pork shoulder with dumplings and gravy) or Sauerbraten (marinated beef). You can’t come to Nuremberg and not try the local delicacies!

Cafes

There are so many cafes scattered around the Hauptmarkt and all over the city centre that you’ll be spoiled for choice. Most of them offer a breakfast menu and light snacks at midday.

Bars & Nightlife

Don’t want to turn in for the night quite yet? Or perhaps you want to spend a nice evening with friends or party on until the small hours? No problem. You’re in the right place! Nuremberg has it all, from hip bars and karaoke venues to stylish clubs.

Shopping

Like shopping? You won’t be disappointed. Nuremberg has everything you’d expect from a modern city. Tax free shopping for Non-EU-travellers Conditions for tax refund: - Completed Tax free form of the original shop - Minimum amount: 150,-€ (for one purchase) - Valid passport - Credit Card with validity of six months - Payment is made in cash, on average 13-14% of value added tax payment - Departure must be 21 days after the refund Cash Office Location Wöhrl: The Department Store Wöhrl offers a special service for all Non-EU travellers with a cash office for tax refunds. Location: Wöhrl, Ludwigsplatz 12, 90403 Nürnberg, 5th floor Tax refund point at the airport: The DER Reisebüro will be able to process your tax free refund for you. Remember: Non-EU shoppers must bring a completed and stamped Tax Free Form in order to request a tax free refund. Location: DER Reisebüro at the airport, Flughafenstraße 100, 90411 Nürnberg

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