© Uwe Niklas

The Imperial Castle Museum, a branch of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, displays important original artifacts from its valuable collection of weapons in the Kemenate Building of the Nuremberg Imperial Castle. The Nuremberg Castle unites structures from the time of the Salian emperors, the Hohenzollern castle counts of Nuremberg and the Holy Roman Emperor. The permanent exhibit in the Imperial Castle Museum gives visitors a vivid look at the architectural history of the castle, its historical importance and the historical development of weapons in the Middle Ages. The exhibit focuses on weapons and armor, riding equipment and astronomical devices and objects from festivities and daily life – all with a tie to the Nuremberg castle. The objects also give an overview of the history of the development of weapons in the German-speaking world.

At a glance


Auf der Burg
90403 Nürnberg
+49 (0)911 2009540

Opening hours

April - Sept: daily 9 am - 6 pm

Oct to March: daily 10 am - 4 pm


01.01, Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12



Special opening hours


Adults 7,- € / reduced rate 6,- € (incl. Imperial Castle, Deep Well, Sinwell Tower)
Groups of 15 and more: 6,- €

Pupils and young persons under 18 free

Free admission with your NÜRNBERG CARD!

Guided Tours

Group tours by prior arrangement
Phone: +49 (0)911 1331238

Basic information on accessibility

Limited wheelchair accessiblity.