Nuremberg travel guide

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You're Going to Love Nuremberg

Nuremberg will charm you from the moment you set eyes on the iconic red roofs of its Altstadt (Old Town). The city is home to a centuries-old tradition for baking delectable sweets and a thriving local food scene for you to sample as you explore. Nuremberg has played a key role in Germany's history, and today emerges as a vibrant modern city.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nuremberg

1. History on Display

Nuremberg is a jewel of preserved medieval architecture, from the glorious Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg) that overlooks the old town to the 14th-century Frauenkirche.

2. Food and Drink

The city is a foodies' haven, from the dark-hued traditional Bavarian beers, juicy sausages, and sauerkraut, to high-end fusion fine dining.

3. Gingerbread and Sweets

The city's famous gingerbread, chocolates, and other sweets deserve a mention all of their own. Called Lebkuchen in German, the spicy gingerbread-like treat dates back to the Middle Ages, and is said to have been a favorite of emperor Friedrich III.

4. Hot Nightlife Scene

From beer halls to chic lounges, dance clubs to live music venues, you'll find lively crowds and a party-till-you-drop spirit.

5. Great Shopping

Nuremberg and its immediate area is home to the headquarters of many renowned brands like Siemens, Puma, and Adidas, and you'll find factory outlet stores where you can score great deals.

Where to Eat in Nuremberg

The Albrecht Dürer Stube is inspired by the medieval artist who was born in Nuremberg, and offers traditional regional cuisine starting at EUR6 for mains. For sausages grilled to perfection, look to the Bratwursthäusle, where mains start at EUR7.20.

When to visit Nuremberg

Nuremberg in January
Estimated hotel price
$98
1 night at 3-star hotel
Nuremberg in January
Estimated hotel price
$98
1 night at 3-star hotel

With a cool, temperate climate, summer is a popular time for tourist visits. The city is also extremely popular during the Christmas season due to its large Christmas market.

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How to Get to Nuremberg

Plane

Nuremberg Airport (NUE) lies about 5 miles from the city center. The cheapest way to get there is via the U2 subway line (12 minutes, EUR2.40).

Train

The city is connected to Munich and beyond to most major centers in Bavaria and the rest of Germany via a reliable train service.

Car

Autobahns A3, A6, A73, and A9 connect Nuremberg to the rest of Bavaria and beyond to other regions in the country and the rest of Europe.

Bus

Extensive bus service is available to other centers in Germany and the rest of Europe via Eurolines.

Airlines serving Nuremberg

United Airlines
Good (2,313 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,051 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,760 reviews)
KLM
Good (259 reviews)
Air France
Good (271 reviews)
British Airways
Good (755 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,548 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (936 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (836 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (297 reviews)
Iberia
Good (535 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (462 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (152 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (578 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (329 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (259 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,020 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (65 reviews)
Finnair
Good (346 reviews)
LOT
Good (209 reviews)
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Where to stay in Nuremberg

The Hotel Elch lets you stay in a 14th-century house near the Kaiserburg, while the Hotel Marienbad offers a convenient location with modern furnishings and facilities.

Popular neighbourhoods in Nuremberg

Altstadt - this is where you'll find many of the city's historic attractions, including the Kaiserburg, and the 13th-century St. Sebalduskirche.

Gostenhof - this district on the outskirts of the city is where you will find the Nicolaus Copernicus Planetarium, along with theater venues like the Gostner Hoftheater.

Knoblauchsland - this district is where you will find the city's famous markets, including farmer's markets and the yearly Christmas market.

Where to stay in popular areas of Nuremberg

Most booked hotels in Nuremberg

Altmann's Stube
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$143+
Bio Hotel Kunstquartier
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$234+
Park Inn by Radisson Nurnberg, Germany
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$108+
Living Hotel Nürnberg
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$108+
Seminaris Hotel Nürnberg
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$130+
NH Erlangen
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$113+
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How to Get Around Nuremberg

Public Transportation

The Nuremberg subway covers the city with three different lines, along with a bus and tram service. Fares vary by zone, starting at EUR2.40. A day ticket covers zone A for EUR4.80.

Taxi

Taxis are plentiful in Nuremberg, with fares starting at EUR3.40, and costing EUR1.75 for each additional 0.6 of a mile.

Car

You'll want to explore most of the city, including the old town, on foot, and parking is scarce in some areas. A compact rental starts at about EUR65, and you'll find Enterprise and Hertz in town.

Car hire agencies in Nuremberg

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The Cost of Living in Nuremberg

Shopping Streets

The city's shopping district is centered around Breite Gasse and Karolinenstraße, where you'll find large department stores and well-known brands. Some outlet stores are located in nearby Herzogenaurach.

Groceries and Other

REWE and Lidl are just two of the city's many supermarkets. A gallon of milk costs about EUR2.60 and a dozen eggs will set you back around EUR1.80.

Cheap meal
$17.35
A pair of jeans
$134.56
Single public transport ticket
$5.21
Cappuccino
$4.93