Nuremberg Castle1746 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Burgverwaltung Nürnberg , Auf der Burg 13, 90403 Nürnberg, 90403, Nuremberg, Germany
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +49911-2446590
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture , Landmarks, Buildings And Structures
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 Travel Tips
- 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 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
- Tram 4 “Tiergartnertorplatz”
- Bus 36 – “Burgstrabe”
- U-Bahn (Underground) “ Lorenkirche”
- Restaurant "Burgwachter"
- Nurnberger Alm
- Restaurant El Encanto
- Steakhaus Treppe
- Gaststatte Zum Suedhaus
- Raubritter Kellerlokal
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86.56% of people who visit Nuremberg include Nuremberg Castle in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
85.39% of people start their Nuremberg Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nuremberg Castle
73.49% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nuremberg Castle
Nuremberg Castle Reviews & Ratings
Definitely worth a visit! I highly recommend including deep well in your ticket as well. It is really deep. After you pour water, it takes 10 seconds to reach the water down there. Used to British castles, Bavarian castles are totally different. You see flowers and bright colours everywhere! Warm and lively.
Amazing. This is a real castle, not a 'palace' or 1800's build, but an actual medieval castle. And admission is very affordable. Museum kept my interest and the interest of my 12 year old. Deep Well demo was interesting. Walk to the castle was really interesting too as you pass many old churches and buildings. Views from atop the castle walls make you feel like you are back in the ancient past.
Really nice visit of the museum. My advice : don't pay to see the deep well, it's not worth it (basically the guide shows how deep it is by throwing water, which takes 5 second to reach the bottom, and explain things mostly in German. The museum have lots of English explanation and is very instructive about the Holy Roman Empire in Germany and have a nice collection of artifacts (tools, war gears...) It takes from 1:30 to 2:30 to see everything. Totally worth it ! (Except the deep well)
Well worth a visit. I’ve been there about seven times, each time someone visited me in Nuremberg. Would willingly go again - the exhibitions are very interesting, and the castle beautiful. Get an audio guide and plan at least two hours. Don’t miss the tower and the well tour.
Gorgeous place. It's uphill so getting to there might take longer then expected. The view from the castle is stunning. There are also plenty of tours (around the city and in the castle) who will tell you all about the place