Nuremberg

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Nuremberg featuring a bridge, heritage elements and a river or creek
A city trip to Nuremberg offers visitors a diverse programme with history and culture, such as the excellent concerts of the famous orchestras and choirs from Nuremberg.

he Franconian metropolis and second-largest city in Bavaria is located along both sides of the Pegnitz River which divides the old town of Nuremberg into the northern Sebald Old Town and the southern Lorenz district. A wealth of historic buildings makes a city trip to Nuremberg a unique cultural experience. The most popular sight is the impressive Nuremberg Castle on the 'Burgberg', the Castle Rock to the north of Sebald Old Town. The monument was first mentioned in records in 1105 and is divided into the Imperial Castle and the Burgraves of Nuremberg. Around the year 1200, the Roman Imperial Chapel was created with a precious late Gothic crucifix of the sculptor Veit Stoß from Baden-Wuerttemberg. The 53-metre deep well is as old as the castle itself and reaches all the way to the ground water of the Pegnitz River. While on your mini-break in Nuremberg, be sure to also visit the Germanic National Museum inside the castle which presents interesting exhibitions about the history of festivals.

Another popular destination during short trips to Nuremberg is the Albrecht-Dürer-House in the old town. The famous painter from Nuremberg lived and worked from 1509 until his death in 1528 in this four-storey stone/timbered building built in 1420. The museum presents painting and printing tools which were in active use during Dürer’s times. A presentation of past printing processes, such as wood and copperplate engraving, is more than interesting. Copies of Dürer’s most significant works and original scripts await visitors in changing exhibitions. The modern annexe presents an entertaining multimedia show about the life and work of the painter and graphic artist.

Travellers will marvel at the pretty Gooseherd Fountain in the courtyard of the new guildhall. It is one of the oldest fountains in Nuremberg. The bronze gooseherd sculpture, a farmer with two geese under his arms, was cast around the year 1550. It stands on a pedestal which emerges from the sandstone basin. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and King Ludwig II. enjoyed spending time at this location. Copies of this fountain can be found in front of the Schiller-House in Weimar and at Hohenschwangau Castle close to Füssen.

The Meistersingerhalle at the Luitpoldhain in south-eastern Nuremberg draws visitors from all over the world with many noteworthy events. The famous Cultural and Congress Centre is named after the Wagner opera “The Master-Singers of Nuremberg”. The event hall has been a listed building since 2007. Concerts, congresses and balls regularly take place in the Large Hall. While on your city trip in Nuremberg, be sure to visit a concert of Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Nuremberg Philharmonics or the Nuremberg Concert Choirs.

Where to stay in Nuremberg

Karl August - a Neighborhood Hotel
Karl August - a Neighborhood Hotel
4 out of 5
Augustinerhof 1, Nuremberg, Bayern, 90403
The price is £92 per night from 2 Aug to 3 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Nuremberg. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Popular attractions Nuremberg Castle and Schoener Brunnen are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
"This hotel was perfect for our trip. Easy to walk to everything we wanted to see in Nuremberg, and the room was really comfortable! Highly recommend. We would stay at this hotel in any city it was available."

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2022

Karl August - a Neighborhood Hotel
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
4 out of 5
Dr.-Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 1, Nuremberg, BY, 90402
The price is £100 per night from 2 Aug to 3 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Nuremberg. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (971 reviews)
"On a family vacation and found this group of hotels/apartments. Rooms are very large with a kitchen and washer/dryer for clothes. Clean and very updated. Nice staff. Very convenient to downtown. I would stay again!"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Hotel Victoria
Hotel Victoria
4 out of 5
Königstrasse 80, Nuremberg, 90402
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £93 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Nuremberg. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (226 reviews)
"Excellent location and amazing helpful staff. Just what is needed to visit this beautiful city"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2022

Hotel Victoria
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Eco Smart Apartments Premium City
Eco Smart Apartments Premium City
3 out of 5
Breitscheidstraße 58, Nuremberg, BY, 90459
The price is £59 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 3-star eco-friendly aparthotel in Nuremberg. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a terrace. Popular attractions Nuremberg Castle and New Museum ...
Eco Smart Apartments Premium City
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
4 out of 5
Dr.-Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 1, Nuremberg, BY, 90402
The price is £100 per night from 2 Aug to 3 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Nuremberg. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (971 reviews)
"On a family vacation and found this group of hotels/apartments. Rooms are very large with a kitchen and washer/dryer for clothes. Clean and very updated. Nice staff. Very convenient to downtown. I would stay again!"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Nurban Apartments Oldtown
Nurban Apartments Oldtown
3 out of 5
Ottostraße 25, Nuremberg, 90402
The price is £65 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Nuremberg. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Nuremberg Castle ...
3.1/5 (8 reviews)
Lots of things to iron out
"A for effort. The listing says self service laundry. It is not true. Additionally, it took 3 hours Of frustration with the key system before they gave up and brought me a card for access. Be aware; the hotel is IN a the Red Light District. They tried really hard for me, but it fell short."

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2022

Nurban Apartments Oldtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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