Nicolaus-Copernicus Planetarium Nürnberg


Key facts:

  • the only large planetarium in Bavaria
  • the dome of the planetarium is 18 meters wide
  • because of its "synagogue-like" architecture, Nuremberg's first planetarium on Rathenauplatz was torn down during the Third Reich and rebuilt post-war at a new location at Plärrer

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. 

Sternwarte Observatory

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.

At a glance


Nicolaus-Copernicus Planetarium Nürnberg
Am Plärrer 41
90429 Nürnberg
+49 (0)911 9296553

Opening hours

Children's programs:
Wed, Sat/Sun 3 pm

Family programs:
Wed, Sat/Sun 4.30 pm

Adult programs
Thurs/Fri 6 pm + 8 pm, Sat 6 pm

Additional show times during Bavarian school vacations.

Closed on public holidays!

Due to renovation works the Planetarium is closed from September 12 till October 12, 2022.

Special opening hours


adults 6,- € / reduced rate and children (4 -18 years) 3,50 € / families 9,- € or 13,50 € /
groups of 15 or more: 1,- € reduction

Prices may vary for special events.+

50% discount with your NÜRNBERG CARD!

Basic information on accessibility

Fully wheelchair accessible