- 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.
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
InformationNicolaus-Copernicus Planetarium Nürnberg
Am Plärrer 41
+49 (0)911 9296553
Wed, Sat/Sun 3 pm
Wed, Sat/Sun 4.30 pm
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