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|Destination Airport||Franz Josef Strauss Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||MUC|
|Destination City Name||Munich|
Bavaria’s second city has a rich history and chocolate box architecture. Nuremberg is the home of artisans and artists, and the red roofs of the Old Town are an iconic image of Germany. Much of the city was rebuilt after World War Two, as was the city’s reputation thanks to its association with the Nazis. Today it is a busy, friendly city famous for its beer, gingerbread, markets and nightlife.
Not many places do Christmas like Nuremberg, and its charming Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest in Europe. The other peak season in Nuremberg is summer, when the weather is warm, but not always dry.
Spring and autumn are ideal times to book a cheap flight to Nuremburg. There are fewer visitors and it is not too cold to explore the old city and surrounding countryside.
At Christmas and during the summer it pays to plan well in advance, but whenever you travel there are plenty of ways to ensure you get a bargain fare when you book with Expedia.
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Optimal flight times from UK cities to Nuremberg include:
Nuremberg Airport, officially named after local artist Albrecht Durer, is five miles north of the city centre and has domestic and international flights. It handles more than 4 million passenger a year. It has shops, bars, a conference centre, banking, WiFi and car rental facilities in the arrivals area.
The two airlines with direct flights from the UK to Nuremberg are:
The airport is just about within walking distance of the city, but if you have luggage there are better options. The Nuremberg subway connects to the airport and there are regular buses into the city. There are also plenty of taxis and hire cars available.
The best way to explore Nuremberg’s pretty Old Town is on foot or by bike. It is easy to get around the city on the subway, which as three separate lines, and efficient local bus service.
Driving and parking in the centre can be tricky, but hiring a car is a good way to discover the Bavarian countryside.
Nuremberg has some wonderful buildings, but the Kaiserburg castle overlooking the old town takes the (gingerbread) biscuit. There is much to see inside the complex, including the five-cornered tower, which dates back more than 1,000 years.
Nuremberg was a key city for the Nazis who held huge rallies there to foster anti-Jewish sentiment. After the war the trials of many senior party figures took place here too. That chapter of Nuremberg’s history may not be pleasant but it is acknowledged at the Documentation Centre at the Reich Party Rally Grounds.
Two other things Nuremberg is famous for are toy manufacturing and railways, and there are museums that tell the story of both industries in the city.
Don’t worry if you miss the famous Nuremberg Christmas markets there are plenty of other events throughout the year in the city, including two Volksfest events, Altstadtfest in the Old Town and several music festivals. Check to see what’s on during your visit.