Dürerhaus in Dürerplatz
This is Dürerhaus, where Il Maestro lived and worked. It is a museum today, well reconstructed. Don´t miss visiting it: Inside, you´ll see a room that was considered an outrageous shame in those days (and might be considered such today): an indoor toilet. Right in the middle of the kitchen. :-) Albrecht Dürer was fined an immense sum of money for having built it, but he did not have to pay since he was such a renowned painter and acknowledged citizen of Nuremberg.
Cities for Day Trip | Short Visit
Erlangen is about 20 minutes by train, I guess. A cute city, pretty historic and many students, lots of restaurants and pubs. There a nightlive spot is E-Werk, music, concert, etc. I do not know it in person but it is supposed to be good. www.e-werk.de.
Bamberg is about 40 minutes by train, I guess. The historic city centre is UNESCO world heritage. Very picturesque! Many nice motives for photographing...
This huge space in front of the Hauptbahnhof outside of the impressing round tower of Frauentorturm is indeed not very inviting. But, due to its location it is a good starting point for whatever kind of tour through the entire city of Nürnberg. From there you can easily start an extended tour through the old city.
With tram, subway and bus stop and a parking garage it is the hub for the city's public transportation.
The bridges of Nuremberg
The Bavarian city of Nuremberg was on my itinerary during my trip to Germany in 2001. What fascinated me about Nuremberg was the number of bridges cross-crossing the Pegnitz River. Pegnitz, a tributary of the Main River, divides Nuremberg into two quarters, Lorenzer Seite and Sebalder Seite, respectively named after the two churches Lorenzkirche and Sebalduskirche.
Walking around the Burg
The Burg is the castle at the top of the hill and gives some nice views of the city. You could climb the tower for an even better 360º view, if you're interested in that (does cost money. as to whether it's worth it is probably a personal decision, but it's not something that you absolutely have to experience). There's also an enclosed deep well which requires money to see. I took the German tour of it and I'm not sure if there is an English equivalent. However, if your German knowledge is shaky, the real reason to look at it is more for the experience rather than the info - a guide lowers candles all the way to the bottom of this extremely deep well and also pours water down into it - which finally splashes a few seconds later. Again, it was an enjoyable 15 minutes, but whether it's really worth it is more personal and it's not a must-see, though I think kids would enjoy it. The Burg itself isn't very large and can be covered pretty quickly if you just want to walk around on the walls, which is free. Don't miss the ramparts behind the castle and the garden, which is open in the summer. There is a Burg Museum which is really the only offering indoors, but I haven't been there and don't know if it's worth it (I'd say if you have only one day in the city -no). I would suggest that if you're in the Altstadt, it's worth a walk up to the Burg to check it out, take some photos, but don't plan on too much time there if you're not going to the museum. If you're planning to take a tour of the city, I'm guessing a stop on the Burg would be on the tour anyway, and regardless, I would recommened knowing a bit more background information to make your visit more interesting.