"The Nuremberg Central Station" is not only one of Germany's biggest railway stations but also the largest in northern Bavaria.
One counts him among the 20 stations that belong to the highest category according to DB Station Service Station. The main station is a through station and has a total of 21 platform tracks. It is located directly in the center of Nuremberg on the road axis from east to west and from south to north. Daily 450 trains pass through here to the train station and about 130,000 travelers, visitors and commuters frequenting the Nuremberg Central Station.
Moreover, it is here at the central node of the Nuremberg transport. The location of the main railway station is on the southeastern edge of the old town of Nuremberg at the intersection of St. Mary's Gate Frauentorgraben and station road, just at the king. In addition, there are not far away, the Opera House and the historic city of Nuremberg Transport Museum.
The central railway station of Nuremberg is centrally located. You can get into the city within a few minutes walking distance.
The railway station Nuremberg is one of 21 German stations that belong to category 1. Stations of category 1 are big and busy railway stations. They are housed in prestigious buildings and are usually in the center of the city. You can find a good service provided by DB and usually plenty of shopping options.This station also has a "travel agent at the station" and a a "DB-Lounge"
The central transport hub Nuremberg main station is an important location of the southern railway network, as all train lines meet many directions here.
Nürnberg’s central train station is located just outside the city walls at Königstrasse and Bahnhofstrasse. It is one of the largest train stations in Bavaria and has 21 platforms with major connections across Germany, Austria, and parts of the Czech Republic. In front of the train station are bus and tram stops and the underground U-bahn crosses underneath. It is a very busy section of the city!
Historically, the station was built in the 1840s and was privately owned; however, given the city needed something bigger, the government opted to build their own station. This building was designed in a neo-Gothic style and was continually expanded during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Most of the central train station was destroyed during the World War II bombing raids on Nürnberg, with the exception of the Jugendstil lounge, and was rebuilt in the ten years following the war.
Today, visitors can visit the historic Jugendstil lounge, the section that was not destroyed in the bombing, along with view more recently created mosaics depicting travel by Iris Rauh. The building itself is now under historical building protection.
The area near the Hauptbahnhof (train station) is very busy and fast paced. As with most places where there are lots of travelers, visitors need to take common sense precautions for the safety of their person and belongings. If traveling in Bavaria from Nürnberg, visitors may want to consider using the Bavaria day pass, which can save them money, especially if traveling in a small group. See website below for details.
If there are at least two people in your family (and no more than two adults, up to four children) and you plan at least a round-trip on the bus, it is cheaper to get the all day group ticket (“TagesTicket Plus”), which gives everyone a full day of bus transportation. The only stipulation is that everyone must travel together each time – you cannot get the ticket and then all go off on your own paths.
In November 2012 we paid €8 for the group ticket, which was cheaper than each of us paying for four single journeys (two round trips). I saw a sign at the bus stop that the price was going up on January 1, 2013, but cannot remember what the new fare is. However, I do remember that all the fares were increasing, so I have to think that it is still a better deal for a group.
You can purchase this ticket from the driver on the bus. Simply ask for a TagesTicket Plus and have your money (cash Euros) ready. On subsequent trips, just show your ticket (it looks more like a receipt) to the driver upon entering the bus.
The website below explains the various bus tickets available in Nürnberg in case the TagesTicket Plus is not the right one for you.
On our first trip to Nürnberg we arrived early in the day and knew that our hotel room was most likely not ready for us. At the time we were unaware of how convenient the bus from the Hilton Nürnberg was so we parking in town for the morning and then after lunch headed to our hotel.
Parking in Nürnberg is expensive. I usually don’t mind paying for parking, but this was a bit pricey compared to other cities. After getting the hotel and finding out about the bus and the two-day ticket, I realized that parking cost more than a one day ticket on the bus. What made it harder to swallow was that parking was free at the hotel.
So with that information, our second trip to Nürnberg found us going straight to the hotel and just taking the bus without any stops in the city. It was cheaper and we didn’t have to hunt for a parking spot in town, especially since it was during the Christmas market.
I would recommend that if you don’t have to drive into the city, don’t do it. If your accommodations have parking, park there and rely on public transportation.
Should you find you simply must park in Nürnberg, there are several parking garages. Simply get a ticket as you enter the garage and take it with you as you leave the car. At the end of your time, simply put the ticket into the machine marked “Kasse” and pay what it tells you. The machine will give you back your ticket which you will then use upon exiting.
Both times we went to Nürnberg we drove since we were stopping at other places that we not as convenient to public transportation. Coming from the Frankfurt area, we easily took the Autobahn (A3) all the way to Nürnberg. Autobahn travel is easy and convenient with rest areas along the way should you need them.
Once in the city, it was very easy to navigate around, although it does get rather hectic near the train station (Hauptbahnhof). Our hotel was on the outskirts of the city where we had free parking. We left the car there and took the bus into town when we wanted since the bus stopped right in front of our hotel (Sportanlage stop, bus #44).
If driving was not an option for travel to Nürnberg, train travel would be the logical choice since the train station is in the center of town. Nürnberg is one of the larger cities in Germany and there are plenty of trains heading towards the city with ample bus connections in front as well as taxis should that be your preference.
The most convenient way to get to the e-credit stadium and the Former Nazi Party Rally grounds is by train from the Central Station (Bahnhof Nürnberg) to Dutzendteich. I took this chance when went from Dutzendteich to Altstadt of Nurnberg for an excursion and came back in several hours. The way took me 10 minutes and 2 euro for one way ticket.
You can watch my 3 min 47 sec Video 2011 Dutzendteich-Nurnberg by train and back to SV BSZS out of my Youtube channel.
Nuremberg Airport is the international airport of the Franconian metropolitan area of Nuremberg and the second-busiest airport in Bavaria. The airport is ranked 10th among German airports and 67th in Europe. It surprised me on how many corners of the Airport smoking is still welcomed. The other time when I made it out of Nuremberg, snow on Easter turned the intire Airport into some heavy white. It was my first time to see how it looks like when the plane one is already sitting in, get some hot, real hot, shower. These folks on the ground do an amazing job.
The city is surrounded by a network of motorways connecting it to all directions of the compass. A state-of-the-art dynamic traffic guidance system provides easy access to the city and facilitates parking during major events.
We crossed the city many times in 2004, 2009 and 2010 and never found any difficulty in traffic or in parking. The Old city is located in the ring so it’s very difficult to get lost there.
You can watch my 3 min 13 sec Video Bavaria Heiligenstadt-Nurnberg by car in 2009 HD out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my 4 min 21 sec Video Nurnberg by car in 2010 HD out of my Youtube channel.
Since the opening of a new high-speed railway line between here and Munich there are many more InterCityExpress (ICE) trains serving Nürnberg than there used to be. In fact the fastest way to get from Frankfurt to Munich is now via Nürnberg, not Stuttgart.
Second photo: Here a regional express train is pulling (or rather pushing) out of Crailsheim station, on the way from Stuttgart to Nürnberg. The locomotive pushes in this direction, with the driver of course sitting in a cab at the front end, and then pulls on the way back from Nürnberg to Stuttgart.
Third photo: An InterCityExpress and a regional train at Nürnberg main station.
Nurnberg metro has 3 lines and you could reach almost every place you need with no more than one change. There is also a good network of trams and buses. It is very easy to explore the city. Here you could find information about timetable, prices, etc.
The Altstadt of Nuremberg is fairly compact and walkable and there is not much public transportation within it. Many of the main tourist sights are within a fifteen minute walk or less or each other. There is some variation of elevation, but it is not too bad except for the walk up to the Burg, which is on a hill. Beware that there are cobblestones though. To get to other parts of the city, or around the Altstadt (which is shaped like a circle), simply go outside the ring where there is a large street which will have buses and street cars. Many also run outside of the train station. There is also a subway system in Nuremberg. Except for some bus tickets, you will need to have bought your tickets prior to departure and for the subway, have punched your ticket in a little box. Look for boxes (orange I believe) that say VGN on them to buy tickets; however, these are not at all stops. The train station is most likely the best place to buy these. There are also different types of tickets, including a day pass, which could be useful if you are planning to do much traveling around the city. I found the public transportation to be punctual and safe. Also, I should note that biking is not as widespread in Nuremberg as in some other German cities.
If you arrive in the city of Nürnberg by plane the airport is an end station on the U2 underground line. The station is directly outside the front of the airport and you can see the steps or escalator down to the platform. If you are not very good with ticket machines like me then go to the information desk inside the airport where you can purchase tickets. In my case I purchased a 7 day ticket which cost 17.70 euros. I had an odd day where I needed to purchase a 90 minute ticket for 1.60 euros. This is where I discovered that unlike Berlin where you stamp the ticket at the start of your journey in Nürnberg the ticket machine does it for you and the clock is then running. I only found this out when I tried to purchase a ticket in advance. The same ticket can be used on all forms of transport. The U2 trains I used were driverless and you can stand at the front of the train where the driver would normally be. There are only 3 subway lines in Nürnberg though booster trains are put on in the central sections to increase capacity. The U2 line will take you to the Hauptbahnhof and city centre. If you wish to change routes on the underground then you can change at the Hauptbahnhof and Plärrer.
This is the website for bus, underground and regional train connections in the Nuremberg region:
For long distance train connections look up the Deutsche Bahn (the German train company):
I took Air Berlin for the first time and was impressed at how easy they make air travel. They were celebrating their 30th Anniversary and desrve commendation for delivering an excellent service.
Easiest way to travel from Hamburg to Nuremberg (otherwise it would be a very long-winded train trip).
I purchased my tickets on-line months inadvance. Being flexible on departure times and travel dates may save you money. My friend and I paid 70 Euros each (which included all taxes,fees,etc.).
The Nuremberg Airport is very compact and the U Bahn subway station is just outside the arrivals area.
Nuernberg is well connected with many european cities. It is a hub for Germany’s second largest airline, Air Berlin, which always has some good fares for german domestic flights as well as european ones. A return ticket is already available from 58,00 EUR (including all taxes, fees and nasty charges). But of course, also a couple of other airlines fly to Nuernberg too. The airport is rather small compared to the traffic it faces. That means, that long queues at the security control area may appear, but also that your distance to the gate is really short.
If you are arriving at NUE airport, take the U2 metro line which has a station just in front of the airport. This metro line take you to Nuernberg city center. For further information about how to use the public transport system in Nuernberg, have a look at my trip “Metro”.