Nürnberg Things to Do

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  • 1. Schöner Brunnen - Beautiful Fountain

    The Beautiful Fountain (Schöner Brunnen) sits in to the side of the central market square in Nürnberg. This Gothic fountain is a replica of the original that was erected at this site in the 1380s; the...

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  • 2. Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady

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    At noon each day the clock on the west façade, Männleinlaufen, rings to commemorate the Golden Bull of 1356, when seven electors paid homage to Charles IV and it was decreed that each new Emperor...

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  • 3. Castle

    Great views from the castle. You can take the tour or just walk around the outside areas for free. We took our time and walked around, but we had a local to show us around it. Martin Luther hid here...

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  • 4. Lorenzkirche - St Lorenz Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    St. Lorenz Church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is a beautiful three aisled late Gothic church. Severely damaged during the World War II bombing raids that destroyed much of Nürnberg, the church has...

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  • 5. Albrecht Dürer

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    Albrecht Dürer is arguably Nürnberg’s most famous son. The artist was born, lived, and died in the city, although he was well known for his travels to Italy and other parts of Europe. Dürer is...

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  • 6. Ehekarussell - Marriage Merry-Go-Round Fountain

    The Marriage Merry-Go-Round (Carousel) fountain is an interesting and controversial work. Situated in a pedestrian shopping area next to the White Tower, it was built in 1984 at a high cost. The large...

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  • 7. Documentation Center

    If you are interested in the why’s and how’s of the Nazi Party during the Third Reich, then the Documentation Center is a must-see. There are many places in Germany in which you can explore the...

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  • 8. Nazi Party Rally Grounds

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer, built the Nazi Party Grounds and Zeppelin Field, he knew he was going to need a lot of electrical power, especially for his planned “Cathedral of Light” that...

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  • 9. Sebalduskirche - St Sebaldus Church

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    St. Sebald Church is one of the three larger churches that stand out in Nürnberg and, at first glance, looks a lot like St. Lorenz Church with its nearly identical twin spires. St. Sebald Church is...

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  • 10. City Walls - Fortifications

    The Hallerturlein is an old pedestrian gate through the city wall to the west of Nuremberg's old town. This narrow gate has a tall thin Tower with a pointed roof, and is known as "GREEN - G." Walking...

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  • 11. Henkersteg

    The area by the Weinstadel is a beautiful spot to take photographs with the Weinstadel building set along the River Pegnitz and the bridges spanning the waters (both Hangman’s Bridge and the...

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  • 12. Zeppelinfeld

    Designed by Hitler’s favorite architect Albert Speer, Zeppelin Field is the grand field where the Nazi Party rallies were held in the years before World War II began. The very large field (about the...

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  • 13. Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I have been to a number of zoos during my travels but I found the one in Nürnberg is interesting for a number of reasons. Just after you enter the zoo there is an enclosure with some small monkeys....

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  • 14. Tugendbrunnen - Fountain of Virtue

    Near the intersection of Königstrasse and Lorenzerplatz at St. Lorenz Church is an iron fountain, the Tugendbrunnen, dating back to 1589. This fountain contains statues of seven virtues (three...

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  • 15. Germanisches Museum

    Albrecht Dürer was born, worked, and died in Nürnberg; he is one of Germany’s most famous artists with thousands of people still traveling to Nürnberg to see his paintings and engravings. Although his...

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  • 16. Heilig Geist Spital

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Heilig-Geist-Spital is another beautiful building set along the River Pegnitz. It is a former hospice that now serves as a senior citizens’ home, so it can only be viewed from the outside, except...

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  • 17. Pegnitz River

    The names of the rivers are somewhat confusing in this part of the country. This river that flows through the center of Nürnberg is called the Pegnitz, but a few kilometers downstream it joins up...

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  • 18. Museums

    The Transportation Museum in Nürnberg is now officially called the DB-Museum because it belongs to the German Railway System (DB = Deutsche Bahn). It documents the history of the railroads in Germany...

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  • 19. Christkindlesmarkt - Christmas Market

    In its own little section of the market platz is the “Markt der Partnerstadte” which are special vendor stalls from each of Nürnberg’s sister cities from around the world. Each stall had unique items...

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  • 20. Courtroom 600

    We had been to Nürnberg several times before we made it to the courtroom where the famous post-World War II Nürnberg Trials were held. The courtroom, still in use today, is only open on the weekends...

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  • 21. Hauptmarkt

    4 out of 5 stars

    Haupt Markt Platz is a large square containing the Schonner Brunnen - Beautiful Fountain. At the time of our visit there was a colourful fruit, vegetable and flower market taking place here. The...

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  • 22. Altstadt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The hill on which the Kaiserberg stands is a honeycomb of passageways and cellars and rooms, most of which have been created by humans over the centuries. You can explore a small part of this...

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  • 23. Rathaus

    The Town Hall (Rathaus) in Nürnberg sits across from St. Sebaldus Church. Dating back to the mid-1300s, it is a large imposing building that was built in an Italian Renaissance style. The earliest...

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  • 24. Kaiserburg

    If you are at Kaiserburg on a day when the weather is nice and clear, I recommend taking the time to climb the Simwell Tower, the tall stone round tower at the edge of the bailey. Not only did the...

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  • 25. Kongresshalle

    Located between the Kongresshalle (with Documentation Center) and Zeppelin Field and party grounds is a nice size lake which makes a pleasant walk. Paved footpaths and informational historical markers...

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