Things to do in Nuremberg

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Nuremberg Attractions

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1. Nuremberg Christmas Market

During your visit to Nuremberg, you can search for that perfect souvenir at Nuremberg Christmas Market. Experience the area's museums and festivals.
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During your visit to Nuremberg, you can search for that perfect souvenir at Nuremberg Christmas Market. Experience the area's museums and festivals.

2. Nuremberg Castle

Nuremberg Castle (Kaiserburg Nürnberg) looks out over the city from a rocky hilltop, its high sandstone walls symbolizing the city’s imperial power over the centuries. Dating back at least to 1050, the castle hosted kings and rulers from around the Holy Roman Empire and the Kingdom of Bavaria throughout the ages. Make your way through the legendary fortifications and discover the imperial complex within. Wander around the medieval courtyard and check out sites imbued with ancient history, as well as a fascinating museum.
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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.

3. Nuremberg Zoo

Why not meet the animals who live at Nuremberg Zoo during your trip to Ost? Experience the area's festivals and museums.
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Why not meet the animals who live at Nuremberg Zoo during your trip to Ost? Experience the area's festivals and museums.

4. Main Market Square

Nuremberg’s Main Market Square (Nürnberger Hauptmarkt) is a historic civic landmark that has been the center of activity in the city since medieval times. Attend seasonal markets, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and admire the historic architecture that surrounds the square. Try regional specialties or sample something more international at the daily market stalls. Take a seat and enjoy the medieval ambiance and bustling atmosphere of the square.
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Discover the heart of Nuremberg when you visit the city’s historic central square, which is used regularly as a marketplace to this day.

5. Nuremberg Palace of Justice

The Nuremberg Palace of Justice (Justizpalast) is a civic landmark that has memorialized historic war crimes proceedings at the Memorium Nuremberg Trials. Housing active court facilities and public offices, the formal complex received worldwide recognition when it was chosen as the site for the military tribunals against Nazi war criminals. Visit the courtroom where significant leaders of the Third Reich were tried. Read the displays that explain the processes and outcomes.
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Visit a permanent exhibition and memoriam to the Nuremberg Trials, which convicted German war criminals after the atrocities of World War II.

6. Reichsparteitagsgelaende

The Reichsparteitagsgelaende (Party Rally Grounds) is a 4-square-mile (11-square-kilometer) estate that was the political and propaganda nexus for the Nazi Party. This immense area southeast of Nuremberg acted as a symbol for the power of National Socialism during the party’s reign and contains formidable examples of Nazi architecture. Explore the grounds that were intended to be an imposing backdrop for Nazi rallies, which drew a million attendees annually between 1933 and 1938. Peruse the historical markers dotted throughout the grounds to learn about the events that occurred on this site.
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Explore the enormous former Party Rally Grounds of the Nazi Party and learn about significant historical moments and propaganda events that occurred here.

What to do in Nuremberg

Free Things to Do in Nuremberg

A vacation in Nuremberg need not cost a fortune. You won't even need your wallet if you check out:

Bibelerlebnishaus - Stroll around and study the interesting displays and well-curated collections at this respected museum.

Way of Human Rights - This is a non-negotiable stop for culture vultures wanting to add an artistic touch to their break.

Fleisch Bridge - Feel like you've stepped back in time while roaming around this historic attraction.

Hans Sachs Platz - Stroll the streets and lose yourself in the character and charm of this lively area.

Reichsparteigelande - Stop here and learn about the importance of this place to the community.

St. Lorenz Church - Gain an understanding of the local faith at this spiritual place.

Stadtpark - Organize a picnic and enjoy a walk around the gorgeous plant life.


 

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