Historical Old Town
Dive into the impressive history of a town that was once a Free Imperial City and enjoy the amenities of a lively urban place that has more to offer than just a castle and gingerbread. Discover how harmonious the interplay of historic buildings and modern architecture can be on a walk through the Old Town. Enjoy the culinary delights of a city with a century-long beer, sausage and gingerbread tradition.
Get a feel for the life and work of Nuremberg’s most famous son in Albrecht Dürer's House and marvel at his work in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, bring back childhood dreams in the Toy Museum or travel back in time in the City Museum Nuremberg at Fembo's House to explore more than 950 interesting years of history. The world of Nuremberg museums covers a fascinating range: from the large and famous collection of contemporary art and design in the Neues Museum to a spectrum of almost unexplored, but just as exciting, specialty museums for aficionados.
A stroll through Nuremberg’s Old Town is a great way to combine shopping and sightseeing. Museums, churches and twisted, romantic alleyways are just around the corner from the shopping district, modern specialty shops and department stores, the Craftsmen’s Courtyard or small and exclusive specialty shops. 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.
“The Christkind invites you to its market and he who comes will be welcomed!”
It’s not only tiny tots who will have their eyes all a-glow as the Nuremberg Christkind appears on the balcony of the Church of Our Lady to open the holiday season with these words. Come and experience the one-of-a-kind atmosphere when the "little town of wood and cloth" shines with 1000s of lights and the enticing smells of gingerbread, Nuremberg bratwurst and mulled wine fill the air. Feel the magic and enjoy Germany’s “Christmas City #1” with all your senses.
Obligation to the Past
In 1933, the National Socialists turned Nuremberg into the “City of the Party Rallies”. Today, Nuremberg sets a clear signal against racism and intolerance as the “City of Peace and Human Rights”. The city’s attitude of responsibility for its past is reflected in the white pillars of the “Way of Human Rights”, in the presentation of the Human Rights Prize and in the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, in which the context, content and consequences of the NS ideology are made clear.
With the “Memorium Nuremberg Trials” an information and documentation center has been created around Courtroom 600. Here, from 1945 to 1949, the “Nuremberg trials” took place. The center illustrates the history of the trials and their influence from the 1950s until the creation of the International Criminal Court in The Hague today. In the neighboring town of Fürth, the Jewish Museum of Franconia details Jewish life here: between home and exile, tradition and adaption, destruction and new beginnings.
As is fitting for the city of the “Meistersinger”, Nuremberg has a lively concert scene. Our two large orchestras, the State Philharmonic Nürnberg and the Nürnberg Symphony, lead the music calendar each year. Philharmonic concerts with famous guest soloists, intimate chamber music, crossover between classic and jazz, Classic Open Air, Musica Sacra, lunch concerts – if you want, you could spend the day in Nuremberg listening to music from dawn until dusk and from a classic matinee to a wild evening of jazz.
Other forms of music are also part of our repertoire. Lively and colorful, thoughtful and quiet, traditional or experimental: Whether at "Rock im Park" or the “Bardentreffen” – which makes Nuremberg’s Old Town an open stage for world music – there’s something for every music fan.
Family Vacation in Nuremberg
If you think that little ones won't find enough to do in the big city, you haven't been to Nuremberg. Here, families aren't just welcome, they'll find custom-made offers that fit their needs, whether as patchwork, single mums or dads or with the grandparents in town.
Discover the city with the whole family - Many museums have themed areas for children to explore, recreational activities such as a visit to the Nuremberg Zoo or the Playmobil FunPark are fun for all ages and special city tours appeal to the younger generation. And not only insiders know that Nuremberg is a stronghold for children's theater. To make the picture complete, the city on the Pegnitz has the right offers for hotels and restaurants: Our prices are especially appealing. The best way to get to know Nuremberg is with a package offer.