Nuremberg Sights

Veröffentlicht von

Nuremberg with its well-preserved old town, the mighty castle and the city wall is one of the most worth seeing cities in Germany. With over half a million inhabitants, Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria after Munich and the major metropolis of Franconia (Franken).

Old town and sights

The main station of Nuremberg is directly opposite the old town. Through the Königstor you walk up Königsstraße and quickly reach the city centre with its large pedestrian zone and many shops. Passing many churches and the main market, one reaches after approximately 20 minutes the castle, which is located approximately 50 metres above the city. The visit Kaiserburg is the highlight of a day trip to Nuremberg. From the castle courtyard you have a great view over the city centre. One should also walk a little along the inner side of the well preserved city walls and visit the Albrecht Dürer House (see picture below right). Here the most famous Nuremberg Albrecht Dürer spent the last 20 years of his life at the beginning of the 16th century.


Other important sights in Nuremberg are definitely the churches of the Old Town such as the Lorenzkirche, the Frauenkirche on the main market square or the Sebalduskirche. The most famous museum of Nuremberg is the Toy Museum not far from the city centre. A visit is worthwhile with and without children. Many tourists also visit the Nazi-era Reichsparteitagsgelände a little outside the city.

Good film overview Nuremberg Youtube 13 min

Food in Nuremberg

For a break or lunch we recommend the Braustüberl of the famous Nuremberg brewery Altstadthof not far from the castle (picture above left). Here the best beer in Bavaria should be poured out after my many Franconians. Also the good plain food is excellent.

You should definitely try the Nürnberger Bratwurst sausages, which are known throughout Germany. These taste much better in their home town than elsewhere. At the many street stalls, three bratwursts in a roll („3 in the Weckla“) usually cost only two euros. The classic is the small restaurant „Bratwursthäusle“ directly in the centre of the old town. Here the bratwurst sausages taste great and are prepared on an open wooden grill (only with beech wood) just like in the old days.

How to get to Nuremberg: Nuremberg is about 160 kilometres away from Munich. From Munich it is best to take a day trip to Nuremberg by train. We recommend the cheap Bayern-Ticket for 25 Euro for 1 person or 6 Euro per person more (31€, 37 € etc. up to 5 persons (In 2017). However, this is only valid on regional trains and only from 9 am on weekdays. The journey time with such a train is just under two hours, be careful: some trains take considerably longer. With Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, Nuremberg is the fourth city in Germany with a real underground train system. The public transport in Nuremberg is excellent. The subway also runs to the neighboring city of Fürth. Those who travel with the Bayern-Ticket can use public transport in Nuremberg free of charge.

Hungarian Parliament Budapest

The castle is the biggest sight in Nuremberg

Map Nuremberg and surroundings

Nürberg, in the north of Bavaria.

Top 10 sights in Nuremberg

Nuremberg Castle: Dominating the city’s skyline, the old castle is a medieval fortress with a complex that includes the Imperial Castle, the Burggrafenburg and the Sinwell Tower. The view from the castle offers breathtaking views of the city.

Old Town: Nuremberg’s Old Town is a charming area with medieval architecture, cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses. The main attractions of the old town are the main market and impressive churches such as St. Lorenz and St. Sebald.

Memorium of the Nuremberg Trials: The Memorium of the Nuremberg Trials is located in the Palace of Justice and is a museum and documentation center commemorating the historic Nuremberg Trials after World War II.

Germanisches Nationalmuseum: The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is one of the largest cultural history museums in Germany and shows an extensive collection of artifacts, art and cultural assets.

Nazi party rally grounds: The museum located in the congress hall offers insights into the history of the NSDAP and the propaganda events on the Nuremberg Nazi party rally grounds.

Albrecht Dürer House: The former home of the famous Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer is now a museum that shows his life and work.

St. Sebaldus Church: This medieval church is one of the oldest and most important churches in Nuremberg and is characterized by impressive Gothic architecture and the grave of Saint Sebaldus.

Henkersteg: This picturesque pedestrian bridge over the Pegnitz offers beautiful views of Nuremberg and is flanked by half-timbered houses.

Toy Museum: Housed in a medieval tower, the Toy Museum showcases an extensive collection of toys, dolls and games and takes you on a nostalgic journey through the history of gaming.

Nuremberg Zoo: The Nuremberg Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It is home to a variety of animals and is known for its conservation efforts.

Kommentar hinterlassen