Nuremberg's music scene is extremely diverse. From the International Organ Week ION, the largest and oldest festival for sacred music in Europe; to the "Rock im Park" rock and pop fest; to the"Bardentreffen"world music festival,which turns the city into a free music happening for more than 200,000 fans one weekend each year: The range of musical events that regularly take place in Nuremberg are as interesting as they are different. Two summer Classic Open Air concerts of the Nuremberg symphony orchestras - which draw more than 100,000 music fans to a picnic in the Luitpoldhain park - are the largest events of this kind in Europe. High speed excitement is the draw at the Norisring Speed Weekend, where more than 100,000 spectators watch the drivers of the DTM race around the curves of the only German urban circuit.
Besides all the exciting events, Nuremberg offers you a great shopping landscape as well: The shopping district in the middle of the Old Town, modern specialty shops and department stores, the Craftsmen’s Courtyard or small and exclusive specialty shops and galleries. Jewelry lovers will feel as if they have landed in paradise when they visit the galleries and gold- and silversmiths at the foot of the Imperial Castle – here, centuries of artistic tradition help develop perfect modern designs.