Nuremberg Tourism

Glistening and glaring with its medieval architectural wonders, situated in Bavaria Germany, Nuremberg stands distinguished in Europe owing to its history Of Nazi regime, German Renaissance and Christmas markets. A confluence of medieval and the modern, the town imprints its memories on the minds of the visitors with sights and landscapes which have no parallels anywhere else in the world. A picture perfect Fleisch Bridge built upon the river Pegnitz, the Old Town or its medieval walls embellish this city and unravel the stories that went into making them. The city’s name is left immortal for having given birth to the new forms of German Renaissance art and artists- the most famous of all, Albrecht Durer, was actually born here. Nuremberg’s Christmas markets have been attracting tourists from all over the world, recreating the medieval charm and filling the air with enticing smells of mulled wine and rum punch, roasted almonds, Nuremberg bratwurst and gingerbread.  

In juxtaposition to its revelry, the city has also been a witness to one of the darkest periods of human history- the Nazi Regime. Believe it or not, people visit Nuremberg today, to witness the vestiges of Nazi political megalomania. The site of famous Nuremberg Trials, which ultimately redeemed this city for propagating peace and justice to humanity by punishing its offenders.

With such a chequered history, Nuremberg today, stands for the glory and darkness of human establishment- a perfect destination to understand history, to view the picturesque Germany and to immerse into culinary delight.

Essential travel information and Nuremberg tips for your visit

  • While most of the city is safe even at night, poorly lit areas as well as deserted parks should be avoided, especially by women.
  • If you have a long way to go after a night out, take a taxi rather than walking.
  • Pickpockets can be a problem in some of the main tourist hotspots.
  • Visitors need to exhibit a certain sensitivity to display respect to the culture and avoid giving offence to people at prayer.
  • Photography is banned in most of the churches, even if it is allowed, then do switch off the camera’s flash and sound. This would be one of the ways to respect the Christian tradition.
  • The Germans do enjoy a good handshake. Its a way to promote intimacy and friendship.
  • If you are invited to a German home, its always polite to take a gift(flowers or wine).
  • Germans have a tendency to indulge into the discussions about history and politics owing to their role in and responsibility for the atrocities of World War II. It would be brainstorming to enter into such discussions.
  • It's polite to ask if someone speaks English(sprechen Sie Englisch) before addressing them in English.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Nuremberg

  • Know the pollution level of Nuremberg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.78 (Low)
  • How safe is Nuremberg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nuremberg.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.78 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 32.81 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.85 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.72 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.98 (Low)
    • Attacks 39.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 49.48 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.72 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.78 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.96 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.85 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.93 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Nuremberg is 181.99 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.7 (High)
    • Climate Index 77.54 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.89 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.13 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.22 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.56 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.84 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 103.7 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nuremberg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.6 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.09 USD

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