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Stroll through a city with a grand and turbulent history, where an imperial fortress overlooks visionary museums and the deep scars of World War II.

Explore the streets of Nuremberg’s Old Town (Altstadt) to find a millennium of history written on the ancient city walls. A stronghold of the Holy Roman Empire, the stunning city contains Gothic churches and medieval structures amid solemn reminders of World War II and the Nazi regime. Discover Nuremberg’s commitment to renewal by investigating its restored monuments and modern museums.

The Old Town is split into two main districts within medieval city walls. On the northern side of the Pegnitz River, find the historic district of St. Sebald in Mitte. This area contains the Main Market Square (Nürnberger Hauptmarkt), and heart of the community for many Nuremberg residents. Visit daily and seasonal markets held here and study the remarkable surrounding architecture, including the noteworthy St. Sebaldus Church and Frauenkirche. Farther north, visit the hilltop fortress of Nuremberg Castle and a museum within the former house of artist Albrecht Dürer.

South of the river, historic riverfront structures have weathered the centuries. Look for St. Lorenz Church near the charming handicraft workshops in the medieval Handwerkerhof. Try local specialties of gingerbread and roasted bratwurst, as well as Franconian wines and beers. Nearby, the New Museum houses a stunning collection of contemporary art and design from 1945 till today. Stop at the Toy Museum and the German National Museum.

Travel to the city’s southeastern corner to discover local Nazi history. Explore the enormous Reichsparteitagsgelaende rally grounds and the comprehensive exhibition, Fascination and Terror, within the Dokumentationszentrum building, a landmark example of Nazi architecture. The trials of Nazi war criminals occurred in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice and are commemorated with a permanent exhibition.

Nuremberg is located in the state of Bavaria in south-central Germany. Comprehensive rail, bus and tram networks serve the city. Explore the Old Town easily on foot. Reach Nuremberg via train to its Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway) station or its domestic airport. Get a closer look at German history and experience the rich traditions of Franconia in Nuremberg.

Where to stay in Nuremberg

Nuremberg Old Town which includes a river or creek and heritage elements

Nuremberg Old Town

4.5/5Wonderful!(204 area reviews)

Historic sites, museums, and shopping highlight some notable features of Nuremberg Old Town. Make a stop by Nuremberg Castle or Frauenkirche while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Lawrence Church U-Bahn or Opernhaus U-Bahn to get around town.

Nuremberg Old Town
Mitte showing heritage elements, a city and a sunset

Mitte

4.5/5Wonderful!(166 area reviews)

Noted for its historic sites and museums, there's plenty to explore in Mitte. Top attractions like Nuremberg Castle and German National Museum are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Opernhaus U-Bahn or Lawrence Church U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Mitte
Sudoststadt featuring interior views as well as an individual male

Sudoststadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

Get to know Sudoststadt and its many features like its lake views and architecture. You might want to explore sights like NürnbergMesse and Nuremberg Arena, and you can jump on the metro at Langwasser Center U-Bahn or Gemeinschaftshaus U-Bahn to get around the city.

Sudoststadt
Suedstadt featuring heritage elements

Südstadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

Appreciated for its coffeehouses and live music, you might consider exploring Südstadt. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Faberwald, and jump on the metro at Nuremburg Reichelsdorf S-Bahn or Nuremburg Reichelsdorfer Keller S-Bahn to get around the city.

Südstadt
Nuremberg Castle which includes a city and interior views

Altstadt - Sankt Sebald

While you're in Altstadt - Sankt Sebald, take in top sights like Nuremberg Castle and jump on the metro at Rathenauplatz U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Altstadt - Sankt Sebald
Reichsparteitagsgebaude

Dutzendteich

If you're spending some time in Dutzendteich, Nuremberg Arena and NürnbergMesse are top sights worth seeing.

Dutzendteich

Top Hotels in Nuremberg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Maritim Hotel Nürnberg
Maritim Hotel Nürnberg
4 out of 5
Frauentorgraben 11, Nuremberg, BY
$67
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of New Museum and Nuremberg Castle. Nuremberg Arena is 3 mi (4.9 km) away. Opernhaus ...

4/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"This hotel is ideally located, very close to Hauptbanhof central station and short walking distance from everything in the old town (Aldstadt). A bit old rooms but very clean, carpet should be renewed. Otherwise, it is very clean, the staff is very helpful and nice. There are much newer hotels at ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Maritim Hotel Nürnberg
LetoMotel Nürnberg City
LetoMotel Nürnberg City
3.5 out of 5
Steinbühler Straße 30, Nuremberg
$50
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11

Located in Mitte, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Communication and Nuremberg Castle. Deutsche Bahn Railway Museum and Plarrer Square are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"The Hotel is very new with a stylish look. Room facilities are excellent and comfortable. Very good access to public transport. They offer the best prices in the city center. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

LetoMotel Nürnberg City
Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg
Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg
5 out of 5
Bahnhofstrasse 1-3, Nuremberg, BY
$75
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Handwerkerhof and Nuremberg Castle. Nuremberg Arena and Nuremberg Zoo are also within 3 mi (5 km). ...

4.2/5Excellent! (917 reviews)

"Location and hospitality. Friendly staff and nice rooms"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg

Popular things to do in Nuremberg

Nuremberg Castle
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Nuremberg Castle

4.5/5(168 reviews)

Explore within the sturdy walls of this ancient fortified palace and learn about the hilltop castle that has defined the Nuremberg cityscape for nearly 1,000 years.

Nuremberg Zoo
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Nuremberg Zoo

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Why not visit the native and exotic animals at Nuremberg Zoo and see why this is a popular attraction in Ost? Experience the area's festivals and museums.

Main Market Square
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Main Market Square

4.5/5(136 reviews)

Discover the heart of Nuremberg when you visit the city’s historic central square, which is used regularly as a marketplace to this day.

St. Lorenz Church
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St. Lorenz Church

4.5/5(125 reviews)

This medieval Lutheran church is renowned for its exquisitely ornate Gothic façade, intricate interior vaults and spacious hall choir by Konrad Heinzelmann.

Frauenkirche
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Frauenkirche

4.5/5(109 reviews)

Be awed by the intricate detail of this brick Gothic church and join the crowds at midday to watch the 16th-century “running men” on the façade’s mechanical clock.

German National Museum
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German National Museum

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Inspect the thought-provoking exhibits of Germany’s largest cultural history museum in a collection that spans from prehistoric ages to the present day.

Top activities in Nuremberg

Nuremberg Day Trip by Train
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Nuremberg Day Trip by Train

86% of travellers recommend
$60
Per adult
Walking Tour of Old Town & Former Nazi Rally Grounds
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Walking Tour of Old Town & Former Nazi Rally Grounds

80% of travellers recommend
$24
Per adult
Medieval Old Town Walking Tour
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Medieval Old Town Walking Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$11
Per adult
Nuremberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour
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Nuremberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

84% of travellers recommend
$272
Per adult
Round trip transfer in private vehicle from-to Nuremberg Airport in Nuremberg
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Round trip transfer in private vehicle from-to Nuremberg Airport in Nuremberg

$64
Per adult
Nuremberg Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Nuremberg Self-Guided Audio Tour

80% of travellers recommend
$14
Per adult

Reviews of Nuremberg

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Wonderful place to visit! Lots to do, great food, many museums of interest.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 28, 2019

I wish the Christmas Market was still going on but other than that it was a pleasant trip!

5/5 - Excellent

Manuel

Dec 27, 2019

Loved the City

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 24, 2019

Nice City if you avoid Opernhaus Apartmernts

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 17, 2019

Absolutely love the Christmas Market. Also found the DocumentCenter and Courtroom 66 quite fascinating. Needed more than one day to see all the sights.

5/5 - Excellent

HanneP

Dec 13, 2019

The Old Town of the city is beautiful, fascinating history, plenty of shopping and dining opportunities, very walkable as many streets downtown are closed to motor traffic. Excellent public transportation system.