The Top Ten is not enough for Nuremberg. We have put together the most important highlights of the magic city of Nuremberg for you. Come with us on a stroll through the eventful history of Nuremberg, from the Kaiserburg, through underground Nuremberg, to the zoo...
(Former Nazi Ralley Grounds and Memorium Nuremberg Trials)
Nuremberg, the city of the Nazi Party Rallies, the city of the racial laws, the city in which the trials against those primarily responsible from the national socialist regime were held. In the Third Reich Nuremberg was the "City of the Nazi Party Rallies". The north wing of the unfinished Congress Hall on the former Nazi Party Rally grounds, designed by the National Socialists to accommodate 50,000 people, is now occupied by the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds.
The Memorium has been opened at the original site to provide relevant information on the background, proceedings and consequences
Underground Nuremberg: discover the fascinating labyrinth consisting of a wide range of vaults and passageways that were hewn from the rock many hundreds of years ago. Parts of the rock labyrinth are again in use today as a beer cellar for the Altstadthof micro-brewery. But you can also get a taste of medieval jurisdiction in the dungeons.
Brightly coloured flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables in the market square in the summer sun make shopping here a pure pleasure. The large market square in front of the Frauenkirche, built in the middle of the 14th century, is also the stage for numerous events, such as the world-famous Nuremberg Christmas Market. But the marketplace is also distinguished by the Schöne Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain) with the golden ring, which according to legend, makes your dreams come true.
The largest ensemble of old artisan houses in Nuremberg can be found in the Weißgerbergasse. Predominantly half-timbered, the historical town houses, often with their own wells and a garden, testify to the affluence that could be attributed to the art of leather making. Instead of the busy tanners in the Middle Ages, the Weißgerbergasse today is populated with cafés, bars, small boutiques and handicraft workshops.
On the river side, wooden galleries with metal waterspouts; toward the Henkersteg, a bridge with a battlement walk. In the 13th century, the ”penultimate city wall“ ran along here: at this point, a fortified bridge over the Pegnitz connected the two halves of the city.
A visit to this treasure chest Germanisches Nationalmuseum is almost obligatory for any trip to Nuremberg. It offers ever new discoveries, even for those who come more often to stroll through cultural history, starting with the Pre- and Protohistory section and ranging all the way to the present.
The walkthrough work of art flanking the Germanisches Nationalmuseum created by the Israeli artist Dani Karavan not only changed Nuremberg's image but also heightened the entire city's consciousness of its obligation to the past. The Way of Human Rights in Nuremberg uniquely displays the force of momentous ideas.
Whoever has experienced the wide variety and idylls of Nuremberg Zoo will come back again. The elegant movements of the dolphins and sea lions in the dolphin lagoon, the tropical atmosphere in the manatee house and the feeding of the polar bears in the Aqua Park provide an unforgettable experience. Young visitors have time to stroke and feed the animals in the children's zoo and run around in the huge playground.
The heart of the new DB Railway Museum is an exhibition landscape on the history of the railway in Germany. The walking tour- over 2,500 square meters on two stories - covers two centuries, including all their technological and economic, political and cultural aspects.
Discovery rooms such as the cinema "Adlerama", walk-in tunnels, waiting rooms and train compartments make the tour through the exhibition a fascinating journey of discovery through railway history.