Fascinatingly close to the stars above – in Bavaria's largest planetarium. While sitting in comfortable seats in an air-conditioned 18-meter diameter domed hall you can not only watch a faithful reproduction of the starlit sky displayed by the most modern fulldome video projection equipment.
You can also observe the planets and moons in the solar system close up. And voyages to the depths of the universe are equally possible. The wide-ranging program of astronomy shows, science lectures and cultural history is geared to all age groups.
For over 70 years the observatory stood at the Rechenberg. It has various equipment for bringing the starlit sky down to the level of the visitors. With the aid of models, films and computer simulations, astronomical and physical processes in the universe are explained.
Regiomontanus-Sternwarte Nürnberg, Regiomontanusweg 1, 90491 Nürnberg
www.sternwarte-nuernberg.de (german site)
Historical half-timbered middle class houses predominate, in testimony to the wealth created by the leathermaking trade.
Behind the massive city walls craftsmen traditions are still being cultivated in the small workshops. Pewterers, glass cutters, leather workers, gold and silversmiths, stained glass painters, gingerbread-makers, and a doll-maker offer...
An extensive labyrinth of underground passageways and cellar vaults has existed in the bedrock of castle hill for centuries - the Historic Rock-Cut Cellars.
Nuremberg's most impressive bunker system penetrates almost 24 m deep into the castle hill. In the reconstructed cellar vaults Nuremberg's most valuable art treasures withstood the bombs of World War II unscathed.
Casemates – defensive chambers inside the Renaissance bastions of the Imperial Castle – led to the medieval water supply conduits. The impressive, once secret water channels were used well into the 20th c.
Two half-timbered stories rise above the ground floor fashioned from sandstone ashlars.