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Bavarian Guidelines for Responsible Hosts and Recommendations for a Safe Stay during Covid-19

Tourism in Bavaria has restarted: Hotels, restaurants and recreational facilities are happy to welcome you once again. On this page, you'll find information about how hotels, restaurants and recreational facilities will assure that you can enjoy a relaxed, yet safe, holiday in Nuremberg. Currently, every state in Germany has its own regulations concerning Covid-19. In our FAQs, we have gathered the most important questions and answers to give you an overview of the regulations in Bavaria. If you have any other questions, you can send us an email at  info@ctz-nuernberg.de or give us a call at +49 (0)911 23360. We're happy to help and look forward to your visit!

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Five basic rules for safety which are always and everywhere helpful:

Keep at least 1.5 meters distance from strangers.

Do not shake hands.

Wear mouth-and-nose protection.

Wash your hands several times a day.

Sneeze or cough only in your elbow or in a tissue.

FAQ 02.09.2020

The current limits on contact and rules of social distancing continue to apply. Everyone is required to reduce physical contact to others and maintain a limited and consistent group of contacts. When possible, one should maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between individuals.

Currently, sharing of space in public is permitted between members of the same household, married couples, civil partners, non-married partners, direct relatives, siblings, members of one other household OR in a group of maximum 10 people. The minimum social distance requirement of 1.5 meters and, in some public spaces, the use of mouth-and-nose protection still applies.

During private meetings at home, there are no limitations for a consistent group of contacts nor a pre-determined limit on the number of people. The number in this case is restricted by the general regulations (1.5 meters social distancing). There must be sufficient ventilation in enclosed spaces.

For events (where the contact data of participants is recorded) there is a limit of maximum 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors.

Face masks (mouth-and-nose coverings) are required in certain situations: In local public transportation, in long-distance public transportation, in planes and in shops and other business establishments. There is, however, no requirement to wear a mask everywhere outdoors in public.

In restaurants and cafes, people from two households or up to 10 people can sit together at one table. Everyone must wear a mouth-and-nose covering when not seated. For purposes of contact tracing, one guest from each household must provide contact data, which will be deleted after four weeks. We recommend reservations whenever possible.

Yes, it is possible to eat breakfast in your hotel. Every hotel has developed its own procedures. If you have questions, please contact your hotel.

Yes, hotels may open their fitness areas and saunas. Each hotel must establish a safety concept and hygiene regulations

Occupancy of a hotel room follows the same rules as those for social contact. That means you can check in to a room with the following people: Members of the same household, married couples, civil partners, non-married partners, direct relatives, siblings or members of one other household.

Events which are not open to a random groups of attendees or which, because of their personal nature, will only be visited by a foreseeable circle of participants (in particular weddings, funerals, birthday celebrations, graduations and club and political party meetings) are permitted, with up to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors, when the organizer has created a safety concept and hygiene regulations.

Events, public gatherings and festivals are currently forbidden in Bavaria. In Nuremberg, for example, the 2020 Blaue Nacht, Bardentreffen World Music Festival, Classic Open Air and the Nuremberg Old Town Festival cannot take place.

Cultural events may take place. Cinemas and theaters have opened. Everyone must wear a mouth-and-nose covering when not seated. The same regulations apply here as for all gatherings: 100 people can take part indoors and 200 outdoors.

No, these are generally banned from opening. Bars, however, may open outdoor spaces and sell beverages there. The same regulations apply here as in restaurants and cafes.

Most of the public swimming pools in Nuremberg are open again. Please note that you must book a time slot in advance. You can find a current overview of available public swimming pools in Nuremberg at:  https://nuernbergbad.nuernberg.de/

Yes. Up to 6,500 people can visit the Nuremberg Zoo at one time. Entrance is only possible with a pre-booked online ticket. Tickets are available from the zoo’s ticket shop at:  https://tiergarten-nuernberg.ticketfritz.de/

Yes, the Playmobil-FunPark is open. Entrance is only possible with a valid daily online ticket.

Yes, city tours are taking place. The general hygiene regulations apply here as well.

Generally, recreational facilities may open. In order to do so, a minimum social distance of 1.5 meters between visitors must be guaranteed throughout the facility and no more than one visitor per 10 square meters is allowed.

Markets that are clearly not festivals – such as traditional arts and crafts, pottery or antiques and collectables markets – which draw only a limited amount of visitors and do not have a festival-like atmosphere are permitted outdoors and with the following regulations:

  • A minimum social distance of 1.5 meters between participants must be guaranteed through organizational measures (Space between the booths, control of visitor movement)
  • Mouth-and-nose coverings are required
  • No festival tents or music
  • Creation of a safety concept and hygiene regulations by the event organizer, which must be shown upon demand.

Yes. Professional work-related events (meetings, conferences and similar activities) may take place. A maximum of 200 participants with assigned seating can meet indoors (without assigned seating a maximum of 100) and 400 can meet outdoors (with assigned seating, otherwise only 200). The event organizer must have a safety concept and hygiene regulations. You can find more information at https://tourismus.nuernberg.de/tagung-kongress/

Depending on the development of the coronavirus pandemic, trade fairs and conventions can once again take place beginning on September 1. In addition to general regulations concerning the disease, there are additional rules for such events:

  • No more than 1 person per 10 m² of exhibit space may enter the event.
  • For conventions: Masks (mouth-and-nose protection) may be removed when seated or when participants are speaking.

The organizer must follow the  Hygiene Regulations for Trade Fairs, Conventions and Exhibits of the Bavarian State Government. If food or beverages are offered, they must also follow the  Hygiene Regulations for Food Service.

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