Things to do in Nuremberg

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Nuremberg Attractions

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Places of interest in Nuremberg

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Nuremberg attractions

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1. Nuremberg Christmas Market

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Nuremberg Christmas Market, a popular shopping spot in Nuremberg. Experience the area's museums and festivals.
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You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Nuremberg Christmas Market, a popular shopping spot in Nuremberg. Experience the area's museums and festivals.

2. Nuremberg Castle

Nuremberg Castle (Kaiserburg Nürnberg) looks out over the city from a rocky hilltop, its high sandstone walls symbolizing the city’s imperial power over the centuries. Dating back at least to 1050, the castle hosted kings and rulers from around the Holy Roman Empire and the Kingdom of Bavaria throughout the ages. Make your way through the legendary fortifications and discover the imperial complex within. Wander around the medieval courtyard and check out sites imbued with ancient history, as well as a fascinating museum.
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Explore within the sturdy walls of this ancient fortified palace and learn about the hilltop castle that has defined the Nuremberg cityscape for nearly 1,000 years.

3. Nuremberg Zoo

Why not see the exotic and native animals who live at Nuremberg Zoo during your trip to Nuremberg? Experience the area's festivals and museums.
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Why not see the exotic and native animals who live at Nuremberg Zoo during your trip to Nuremberg? Experience the area's festivals and museums.

4. Main Market Square

Nuremberg’s Main Market Square (Nürnberger Hauptmarkt) is a historic civic landmark that has been the center of activity in the city since medieval times. Attend seasonal markets, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and admire the historic architecture that surrounds the square. Try regional specialties or sample something more international at the daily market stalls. Take a seat and enjoy the medieval ambiance and bustling atmosphere of the square.
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Discover the heart of Nuremberg when you visit the city’s historic central square, which is used regularly as a marketplace to this day.

5. Reichsparteitagsgelaende

The Reichsparteitagsgelaende (Party Rally Grounds) is a 4-square-mile (11-square-kilometer) estate that was the political and propaganda nexus for the Nazi Party. This immense area southeast of Nuremberg acted as a symbol for the power of National Socialism during the party’s reign and contains formidable examples of Nazi architecture. Explore the grounds that were intended to be an imposing backdrop for Nazi rallies, which drew a million attendees annually between 1933 and 1938. Peruse the historical markers dotted throughout the grounds to learn about the events that occurred on this site.
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Explore the enormous former Party Rally Grounds of the Nazi Party and learn about significant historical moments and propaganda events that occurred here.

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