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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

Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
4 out of 5
Dr.-Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 1, Nuremberg, BY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £77 per night from 21 May to 21 May
Located in Nuremberg Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Way of Human Rights and City Point Nuremberg. Nuremberg Opera House and St. Lorenz ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (905 reviews)
"Hotel was modern and nicely decorated as well as clean. Great location in Old Town - easy walking distance to everything. Front desk staff were outstanding- very friendly and quick to respond to requests. Would definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
the niu Leo
the niu Leo
3.5 out of 5
Am Leonhardspark 6, Nuremberg
The price is £43 per night from 6 Jun to 6 Jun
Located in Mitte, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Children's and Young People's Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Nuremberg Castle and Meistersinger Hall. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
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"I was happy with all aspects of my visit."

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2020

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Sorat Hotel Saxx Nürnberg
Sorat Hotel Saxx Nürnberg
3 out of 5
Hauptmarkt 17, Nuremberg, BY
The price is £85 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Located in Nuremberg Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Schoener Brunnen and Nuremberg Castle. Meistersinger Hall is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Lawrence ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (868 reviews)
reat location and wonderful service.
"Very clean. There was no mini fridge as stated in the advertisement but that was fine. The staff were very friendly, breakfast was discounted due to not havin buffet style dining and the wait staff were super accommodating and attentive. The hotel is in the midst of everything. Perfect location."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Sorat Hotel Saxx Nürnberg
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.
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
4 out of 5
Dr.-Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 1, Nuremberg, BY
The price is £77 per night from 21 May to 21 May
Located in Nuremberg Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Way of Human Rights and City Point Nuremberg. Nuremberg Opera House and St. Lorenz ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (905 reviews)
"Hotel was modern and nicely decorated as well as clean. Great location in Old Town - easy walking distance to everything. Front desk staff were outstanding- very friendly and quick to respond to requests. Would definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Eco Smart Apartments Nürnberg Süd
Eco Smart Apartments Nürnberg Süd
3.5 out of 5
Hinterhofstraße 9, Nuremberg
The price is £49 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Located in Südstadt, this apartment building is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Faberwald and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Museum Alte Mine. Meistersinger Hall and Nuremberg Palace ...
4.3/5Excellent! (49 reviews)
"I enjoyed my stay although people were a but loud when coming in and out of the apartments. There was a lot of noice in the early morning. Wifi stopped working for a whole day because of the new year. Overall I liked it, having a kitchen and pans there so very convenient."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2021

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Brera Serviced Apartments Nürnberg
Brera Serviced Apartments Nürnberg
3.5 out of 5
Am Plärrer 2, Nuremberg
Located in Mitte, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plarrer Square and Nuremberg Castle. Meistersinger Hall is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Plarrer U-Bahn ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Very convenient
"Super service, easy to use, great location."

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2019

Brera Serviced Apartments Nürnberg
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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Reviews of Nuremberg

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18 Mar 2020

Very historic city

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4 Feb 2020

Very clean and tidy. Hope to revisit and explore some of the local attractions.

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16 Jan 2020

Lovely old town and nice food

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23 Dec 2019

A unique experience for my wife and I, the christmas market was excellent and there is plenty to do in and around Nuremberg.

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17 Dec 2019

Beautiful old town with well restored buildings and super Christmas markets. Very clean and friendly.

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14 Dec 2019

Dont mistake 'market' to mean cheap prices its fairly expensive. Certainly no competion between stalls on prices, many of the things can be bought a lot cheaper in the main shopping area.But it is Christmasy and quite picturesque.

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