Nuremberg Central Railway Station, Germany
"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.
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How to get to the e-credit stadium
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.
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How to get to Nuremberg
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.
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Trains to Nürnberg
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.
Metro, trams and buses
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.
Getting Around Nuremberg
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.
Bus, underground, train
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):
Air Berlin- Hamburg to Nuremberg
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.
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By plane to Nuernberg
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”.
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By train to Nuernberg
Like every larger city in Germany, Nuernberg is easily reachable by train. Train tickets from any german town are available, with some long-distance offers starting at 29,00 EUR (2007). Regional fares are even cheaper, depending on distance. The beautiful train station building was opened in 1905.
If you are travelling from any larger german city in the north or in the west, have a look at Air Berlin which often beats the train fares and is faster than the train company.
Metro ( U-Bahn )
The metro (U-Bahn) is the main way of transport in Nuremberg, supplemented by six tram lines. Nürnberg’s metro system is the youngest in Germany, dating back to the late 1960s. It consists of two lines, U1 and U2, with a third line in construction. The designations U11 and U21 are given to U1 resp. U2 trains which do not go to the final destination. The system is part of the VAG (Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg), which runs the whole public transport system in Nuernberg, including trams and buses. Single trip tickets cost 1,80 EUR (2007), a day ticket for 3,60 is a better option, if you have to do two or more trips. Of course, these tickets are valid on trams and buses as well as on the DB light-rail trains (S-Bahn).
If you are only moving within the city center, there’s no need to buy a ticket. All important places are within walking distance. However, tickets may be useful, if you want to visit the Nazi documentation center, Fürth or any other attraction which is not in the city center.
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Getting around Nuremberg
The compact Nuremberg transportation system is comprised of 2 Ubahn lines, nine trams, and multiple bus lines. For the visitor, the only main attraction requiring more than a minimal walk is the castle district. The main train station is located across the street from the Frauentor entrance to the Old City at Konigstrasse. Between them is a plaza we called "tram central" where most of the tramlines intersect (Hauptbahnhofplatz). Below ground level here is a station for both Ubahn lines which intersect here and at one other stop near the Spittletor gate to the old town. Line 2 connects directly to the airport allowing easy access to the center of town. From this central point everything to see can be reached easily.
The cheap daypass for the Nuremberg transit system is one of the greatest bargains we encountered in Germany. Period. We were on and off the Ubahn and the trams all day and night long, even for one stop. Points of interest ----
Lorenz district - Shopping streets, Konigstrasse, Pegnitz River sites, St. Lorenz church -- Ubahn 1 to Lorenzkirche ( one stop ).
Sebald district - St. Sebald's, Fembohaus - Ubahn 2 direction airport for two stops to Rathenauplatz, then bus 36 to St. Sebald's.
Castle District, Albrecht Durer house - either Ubahn to Plarrer, then tram 4 to Tiergartnertor.
Documentation Center - tram 9 to the last stop.
Airport - Ubahn 2 to the last stop.
Train - best way to travel
Taking a train is one of the best way to travel to and from Nürnberg. The DB (Die Bahn) service is top-notch with clean, comfortable and punctual trains. The main station is known as Hauptbahnhof. Across from the Hauptbahnhof is the old quarter of Nürnberg with all the tourist attractions within easy reach by foot.
There is a frequent train service running to nearby towns like Erlangen and Bamberg. You can purchase a weekly pass which would be more economical and usually includes the tram rides within Nürnberg.
For further travel, one can also check for available connections at the information counter or Reisezentrum. Staffs are very helpful and friendly. English is widely-spoken.