Nürnberg Travel Guide

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Nürnberg Things to Do

  • 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 original can be found in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum. The original fountain was created by Heinrich Beheim, who was a stonemason in Nürnberg....

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  • Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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 would spend his first day in office in Nürnberg. The seven electors are represented on the clock along with the Emperor; the electors are the...

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  • 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 for a time. It is interesting that the motes are there if you look for them, they just no longer have any water in them.

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Nürnberg Hotels

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  • Hotel Victoria

    An exceptional location directly across the street from the Main Hauptbahnhof. Very historic-looking...

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  • Hotel Elch

    We stayed here during the Christmas season. The hotel is cozy and the staff is friendly. All the...

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  • Sheraton Hotel Carlton

    Not far from the station, outside the city walls, at first sight, this hotel may seems a bit remote....

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Nürnberg Restaurants

  • Barfußer brewery

    We have eaten at the Barußer on several occasions, although I must admit I very much prefer the warmer months when we are able to eat outside and watch the people go by. The inside of the restaurant is darker since it is down in the cellar, but it is not bad at all either. On every occasion we experienced great service and even greater food. Nice...

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  • Cute Little Italian Place

    Nice little place out in the suburbs of Nurnberg (on Furtherstrasse a couple of blocks near the Ubahn station Maximillianstrasse U2). It is also located near the Kaufland department store on the same road. There pizza was definitely woodfired and their pasta dishes are really good. The owner and his wife speak Italian, German and English. It's cozy...

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  • Eiscafe Pinguin

    My friend Joey surprised me with a call on my mobile to tell me he was in town with his girlfriend. I met them at the Eiscafe Pinguin, which turned out to be a good choice as it was both good and right next to my hotel. Located in the crowded shopping square of Lugwigsplatz, crammed in among Nuremberg's other obsession: Coffee Bars, the cafe was...

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Nürnberg Nightlife

  • Bar and Cafe

    Zeit & Raum | Die Rote BarThis is a restaurant close to the city centre with a nice atmosphere. I have not eaten there, yet. In the restaurant part I once had to wait that long just for a drink that I left before it was served. But it is crowded all the time - so people love it in general. I was in the "Rote Bar" (Red Bar") that is just connected...

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  • Ruhestorung

    This is a bar and dinner place, maybe more like a bar, maybe more like a dinner. But for sure is nice to have at least a beer there. It is full with young people who are chatting and chilling out. Casual

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  • Der Hirsch (the deer)

    "Der Hirsch" is a nightlife club and bar where they have parties and also concerts . The name means "deer" and is also part of the design concept when the club was remodeled in 2004. For bringing back the deer into the forest mainly wooden materials were used, walls are in green and and brown color, and forest motives are used in design. > I was...

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Nürnberg Transportation

  • Nuremberg Central Railway Station,...

    "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...

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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...

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  • Nuremberg Airport

    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...

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Nürnberg Shopping

  • Dürer Playmobil toy

    Albrecht Dürer is the famous local artist from Nürnberg and you can’t visit the city without seeing his name more than once. As the leading German Renaissance artist, I was naturally interested in this part of the city.But imagine my surprise when I learned that I could own a Playmobil Albrecht Dürer! The Tourist Information Centers sell this...

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  • CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR ROUND!

    I have come across Kathe's shops in quite a few cities in Germany. I think her shop has the best selection of Christmas decorations and anything to do with Christmas, I have ever seen. No need to wait for Christmas, as the store is open all year round.I love what she has, but I do find the gifts rather expensive, but then the quality looks good and...

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  • December

    Nuremberg’s Christmas Market with about two million visitors a year is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany and one of the most famous in the world. The market dates back to the middle of the 16th century having the first mention in writing in 1628. Annually, usually from the last Friday in November to Christmas Eve.Monday to Thursday:...

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Nürnberg Local Customs

  • Lebkuchen

    Lebkuchen is a cookie which is famously made in Nürnberg. You can buy these tasty treats individually at the market, or you can buy beautifully decorated cookie tins in all shapes and sizes, many with scenes from Nürnberg on them, to take home as gifts.Lebkuchen is a spicy cookie, a bit like gingerbread. When we shared pumpkin pie with our German...

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  • Nürnberger sausages

    While I’m all about the history and art when in Nürnberg, Hubby is into the beer and sausages, particularly the Nürnberger sausages that we find at local kiosks, the market, or at the Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market). Traditionally, these are smaller sausages, perhaps four inches in length, served three at a time in a roll. You can add mustard...

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  • Christkindlmarket, Nuernberg, Germany...

    A Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt, is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany, Austria, South Tyrol and Alsace but are now being held in many other countries.And its fantastic to...

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Nürnberg Warnings and Dangers

  • It's Bavaria - it's safe.

    For a city of its size Nuremberg is incredibly relaxed. The people are friendly, the pace is slow, and it has one of the lowest crime rates of any major city in the world. In 2004 it was rated the 6th safest city in the world by a Mercer survey. There is a red light district down by the train station which has a slightly colourful reputation, but I...

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  • Beware of Big Willy in the Ladies'...

    Much to the exasperation of other nationalities, we Brits are renowned for our scatological - toilet - humour (see my Tolpuddle page for proof positive of this) and I have always enjoyed antistar's Crazy Product Atlas of inappropriate product names on his home page. Usually you can excuse unfortunate brand names on the basis that the company wasn't...

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  • Guidance on photography in churches:...

    Visiting churches is one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Europe, and provides a fascinating insight into the most powerful influence that has shaped European cultures over the past couple of millenia.Unlike some other religions - where access to places of worship may be restricted to members of that religious group or a specific gender -...

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Nürnberg Tourist Traps

  • Da Claudio

    This is a restaurant, VERY (!) expensive, and you definetly get out hungry...and pass at McDonalds around the corner! NO! Stay out, there are many good and expensive restaurants, but this one is a cheater. Every other restaurant..?!

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  • Handwerkerhof

    By the Königstor tower, near the Central station, there is this so called medieval village which does indeed have tasteful German souvenirs, and a few restaurants, but which nevertheless feels like a tourist trap. Have a wonderful Bavarian beer, and buy your aunt the thing you just cannot find at home.

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  • Nazi Rally Platform at Zeppelinfeld

    These Nazi remnants are not really tourist traps, but I don't feel that they are "must see" activities either. It is important to remember the past, but not to glorify the horrors of the past.In this case, the reviewing stand where Hitler once held mass rallies and reviewed the troops is a gloomy and eerie place. It is much smaller than the films...

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Nürnberg What to Pack

  • Windy

    If you go in autumn and you’re from a warm country be prepared for cold weather. Germans say that the winter starts in October. Take an umbrella and warm clothes cause the weather is very windy.

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  • Climate in Nürnberg

    There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 – 14°C ( 47 - 57°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 23°C ( 70 - 73°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 19°C ( 63 - 66°F); min: 0 - 8°C ( 32 – 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 – 4°C ( 36 - 39°F); min: -3 - -1°C ( 27 - 30°F )

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  • Packing List

    It was overcasted in the morning causing it to be really cold! Good thing Allen bought me a wool sweater in Rottenburg - otherwise I would had froze! However, that passed fairly quickly - then it was warm again :-)

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Nürnberg Off The Beaten Path

  • Pegnitz River

    Lauf like Nuremberg and Fuerth is located on the lovely Pegnitz River. It would be lovely to take a long walk along the banks of this river.

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  • Crailsheim

    Crailsheim is a town of about 32,000 people on the railroad line between Stuttgart and Nürnberg. The first mention of Crailsheim in any document was in the year 1136.In 1945 the center of Crailsheim was almost completely destroyed by air raids and ground battles at the end of the Second World War. From 1952 to 1993 soldiers of the US Army were...

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  • Erlangen

    Erlangen has just over 100,000 inhabitants and is located about twenty kilometers north of Nürnberg. It takes thirteen minutes to get there from Nürnberg on an ICE train.I've been to Erlangen twice to do presentations, once in January 1998 and again nearly ten years later in September 2007. Second photo: Back side of the Egloffstein'sches Palais....

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Nürnberg Sports & Outdoors

  • Franken-Stadion - World Cup 2006 Venue

    In 2006 Germany will host World Cup 2006, the biggest sporting event in the world. Nuremberg has been chosen to host five of the matches, four group stage games and one from the second round. It has a capacity of 45,500 and is home to one of Germany's most famous teams: FC Nürnberg. I came here to see a game from what is considered to be the warm...

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  • FC Nürnberg - FCN

    FC Nürnberg (Fußball-Club Nürnberg Verein für Leibesübungen e. V.) was founded in 1900, when a group of eighteen young men gathered at the local pub called the "Burenhütte" to assemble a side committed to playing football rather than rugby, one of the other new "English" games that was becoming popular at the time.FC Nürnberg currently play their...

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  • e-credit Stadium

    German Shepherd World Championship SV BSZS (Shaeferhund Verein Bundessiegerzuchtschau) was held in 2010 on Nuremberg “e-credit Stadium”. It was our 10th BSZS (first time in Nuremberg). We spent there three wonderful days and enjoyed the competition very much. I was taking videos and put 42 of them on Youtube. I’m proud that they have tens of...

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Nürnberg Favorites

  • LEBKUCHEN & COLLECTIBLE TINS

    Nurnberg was the home of E Otto Schmidt who is responsible for producing many fine tin boxes that are now collectible items. In 1926 Otto and his brother accepted a railway car full of Lebkuchen as payment from a customer. They started a mail order business back then but later they supplied beautiful tins that contained the special cake. The tins...

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  • SCENIC DRIVE & GOOD FOOD

    Our last stop was at Bad Wimpfen. Now, it was time to head along the A6/ E50 to Nuremberg. This highway was quite busy! Lucky I was the passenger and was able to enjoy the views of hillsides covered in vineyards. Further on, there were crops in the paddock's and large Farms with barns.Along this highway, there were stops for travelers to pull off...

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  • History of Nürnberg

    The city was first mentioned in 1050 with the recording of a freed serf by the name of Sigena and received a charter in 1219, by the end of the 13th century Nürnberg was made a free imperial city. During the late 15th and early 16th century the city became one of the great trade centres on the route from Italy to Northern Europe. In 1806 Nürnberg...

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Top 10 European Christmas Markets: Nuremberg

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Almost every city in Germany has a Christmas Market, but one consistently recommended option is Nuremberg. It is noted for its variety of German delicacies, from gingerbread and sweet roasted nuts to Glühwein, the mulled wine served hot. Enjoy the Glühwein while perusing a variety of wooden crafts and intricate ornaments, including those specific to the city of Nurnberg: figures made out of prunes and stiff metal angels. Once you are finished, you can return your Glühwein mug for a small savings, or keep it as a souvenir!

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    Nov 30, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Change in pricing scheme for Bayern-Ticket:

    The fare structure has changed significantly for the Bayern-Ticket, the ticket valid on all local trains and most public transport systems in Bavaria. Instead of a two-tiered system for "single" tickets and "regular" tickets for 2-5 people, the fare now varies based on how many people are using the ticket. As of December 2012, the fares are as follows:

    1 person : EUR 22.00
    2 people : EUR 26.00
    3 people : EUR 30.00
    4 people : EUR 34.00
    5 people : EUR 38.00

    Go to Deutsche Bahn's website for details, restrictions, and further information.

    bahn.de/i/view/DEU/en/prices...

 
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