Key facts:

  • former defensive courtyard embedded in the last Nuremberg city wall
  • Craftmen's Courtyard was created here in 1971 to celebrate 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer's birthday intended as an "additional attraction" just for that year; it remains popular until today
  • in the little "Craftmen's Village", hand-made products are on offer and one can observe goldsmiths, doll makers and potters at work

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 their wares for sale and let visitors look over their shoulders while they work

The Franconian taverns invite you to enjoy typical Franconian cuisine. In the pre-Christmas period the courtyard is festively adorned with decorative Christmas lighting and also offers a lovely exhibition of crèches.

At a glance


Craftmen's Courtyard
am Königstor
90402 Nürnberg

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Opening hours

daily opened (except Carnival Monday, Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday)

Mon - Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

daily: 11 am - 10 pm

Special opening hours

information for handicapped people

Limited wheelchair accessibility