Nuremberg Castle, Nuremberg

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Nuremberg Castle, Nuremberg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Burgverwaltung Nürnberg , Auf der Burg 13,  90403 Nürnberg

Phone: +49911-2446590

Ticket Price: 7 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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On the Sandstone rock in the north of the historical city of Nuremberg stands Kiserburg Nurberg (or Nuremberg Castle in English). According to the history, this vast royal complex along with the city walls is considered as the most ‘formidable medieval fortification’. Don’t miss out the tour to the Palas (residential wing) to see the royal Knight and Imperial Hall and the Romanesque Double Chapel. A trip to the Kiserburg museum will give a glance to the historical background of the castle. If you wish to get the perfect panoramic view of the city, climb up the Sinwell Tower. Apart from that, don’t miss out the Castle Garden and Maria Sibylla Meridian Garden, especially Am Olberg, the most popular spot. 

Nuremberg Castle Information

  • Castle Gardena and Maria Sibylla Meridian Garden has free admission.
  • 14-days-ticket is valid for 14 days after your first visit.
  • Annual season ticket is valid for one year after your first visit.
  • Special guided tour with prior appointment can be arranged.
  • Children (under 18 years), students of secondary school and education colleges are given free admission (on production of their valid identity card).
  • Students from language schools and adult educational centers are not given free admission.
  • Tour guides (1 tour guide per 25 people group) and drivers employed by the tour companies also get free admission.
  • Guided tours in German are available. However, for group tours in English , prior appointment is required.
  • Audio guides in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian to the exhibition at the Palas is available.
  • Tour groups and other groups ( with minimum 15 people); groups on company outings; members of the Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V (Association of German art historians); Member of the (German) Berufsverband Bildender Kunstler (Professional association of visual artists); Students and “Goethe Institut” course participants (verification with a German or International student card required); persons completing a voluntary social or ecological year (verification required); persons completing national or community service (verification required); the disabled, their helpers; groups of 15 people (if they are part of charitable organizations); persons over 65 years get free admission
  • For disabled people, lifts to the Knight’s Hall is available. Courtyard is accessible for wheelchair users. 

Nuremberg Castle Opening and Closing Hours

Guided tour – 9:30am – 5:30pm (every half hour).

Last entry is 30- 45 minutes before the closing time.

Maria Sibylla Meridian Garden Timings:

  • Maria Sibylle Meridian Garden remain open only on Sunday and Monday.
  • From April to September: 09am– 06pm
  • From October to March: 10am- 04pm
  • Maria Sibylla Meridian Garden remain closed from November to March.

Castle Garden Timings:

  • Opening hours for Castle Garden: 08am– 08pm (April to October)
  • From April to September: 02pm– 6pm.
  • On October: 02pm– 04pm.
  • Castle Garden remain closed from November to March.

How To reach Nuremberg Castle by Public Transport

  • Tram 4 “Tiergartnertorplatz”
  • Bus 36 – “Burgstrabe”
  • U-Bahn (Underground) “ Lorenkirche” 

Restaurants Near Nuremberg Castle

  • Restaurant "Burgwachter"
  • Nurnberger Alm
  • Huett'n
  • Restaurant El Encanto
  • Kaiserburg
  • Steakhaus Treppe
  • D'Azur
  • Gaststatte Zum Suedhaus
  • Raubritter Kellerlokal

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  • The place is a must see to get the feel of real German history. Beautiful walk around the castle with plenty of food stores. Go to information centre first to get the map and walk to major attractions within 5k zone.

  • The castle is a historical treat. Its gardens and balcony gives a royal ambience to the tourists. The Balcony gives a breathtaking city view. A must visit for all age groups. Don't miss the tour guide history.

  • This was well worth the visit. The view from the tower made for a neat way to see the city. Happy we stopped by for a visit.

  • It was a museum. We bought the ticket for all 3 places. I asked if I needed a brochure to follow. No was the answer. Inside the museum there was a lot of English. In the tower there was some English. The tower was very interesting. The well had no English and they packed so many people in we couldn't see anything. They need to ask people to rotate midway to give everyone a chance to see. No English to read in there.

  • Pleasant castle with a good display and arrangement. €7 per adult (children are free). It's relatively small but it is not particularly crowded. The ticket also allows access to the Sinwell Tower which involves dealing up/down a spiral staircase for some lovely views of the old city. At the bottom of the tower (outside) are the only free public toilets I have so far encountered in Germany.

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