15 Best Things To Do in Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Capital of Franconia, is a beautiful city with a perfect blend of history & modernization. Nuremberg was an unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. This city has stood still throughout momentous events, from the time of Holy Roman Empire to the 20th century. The Altstadt (Old city) has treasured reminisces of ancient time as the walls covering it, & is watched by Kasierburg castle from the north side.

Here's the list of tourist attractions  and 15 best things to do in Nuremberg:

1. Withstand the Power of Holy Roman Times at Kaiserburg

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Kaiserburg castle stands on the steep cliffs majorly made of sandstone situated over the northern side of Nuremberg’s Altstadt. This castle is a mute spectator of real power & glory of The Holy Roman Empire. The castle’s keep is situated at a circular Sinwell tower which has been manufactured in the 14th century. A perk of the place is an observation platform at the top floor where you can embrace the glory of panorama view of the city.

2. St. Sebaldus Church

Named after The 8th-century Saint Sebald, Nuremberg’s patron saint, St. Seabaldus church is an ancient glory of Nuremberg. Facing from the north, you can see how the church is in two halves. The west structure is made in Romanesque & Early gothic style in the 13th century, whereas east side is a hall chancel made up in Late medieval in the 14th century.

3. German National Railway Museum

Nuremberg was the first city of situating German railway, that’s why the national museum is situated in this city with all its glory and grace! The two floors of museum exhibits bridge & tunnel construction details. The chief attraction of the museum is around 200 models of trains manufactured in early 18th century.

4. City Walls

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Yes the walls! The reason why the walls are so essential is because of the brilliance and strength that required to manufacture the nearly-impregnable walls. These walls were manufactured firstly in 10th century & then modified in 1500s. The parapet are mostly open for visitors, allowing them to cherish the view of the Altstadt & as a most beautiful tradition of the city, they are covered with timber-framed roof.

5. Be a kid again at Nuremberg Toy Museum!

One of the best example of history and architect of the city, the museum serves the pride of Nuremberg as a traditional toy making capital of Germany. First three floors are filled with pre-war games & various toys like traditional dolls, dollhouses, magical lanterns and railway models. The top floor is full of Lego, Barbie (Nah! Not Annabelle!) & other toys since 1945.

6. Nuremberg Zoo

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Like another feather in pride of Nuremberg, this Zoo is largest one in Europe, & rapidly developing and expanding in 70 hectors. Amongst the beautiful semi-natural habitat, there live giraffes, bison, deer & zebras, snow leopards & tamed wolves. New attraction here is bearded vulture enclosure Along with poison dart frogs & green tree python.

7. Listen to the music of three centuries at Stadtmuseum Fembohaus

It’s a five-floor high city museum built in 16th century. Here stands a listening station where you can listen to glorious music of Nuremberg culture composed in previous three centuries. Along with it, Best state of the art stands on the fourth floor, which is hand-carved scale model of Nuremberg’s old city Altstadt.

8. Eat at the World’s Oldest Sausage Restaurant Nurnberger Bratwurst

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Nurnberger Bratwurst is famous for making sausages for two things, They are making sausages since 15th century and unlike other German chunky sausages, these ones are very tiny in size and also unique in flavor as they are protected under EU law so only can be made in Nuremberg. Such a delicious and unique dish should never be missed! But should be eaten until our stomach bursts!

9. Celebrate Christmas at Nuremberg’s traditional market

Nuremberg’s Traditional market is one of the most famous Christmas fairs in Germany due to its ancient glory & beautiful view. Situated in the romantic old town of Nuremberg, on the cobblestone streets, this market has been luring travelers with its wild fantasy-like beauty and decorations of wooden huts. Another good thing about the market is that no plastic or noisy music is allowed during Christmas!

10. Café am Trodelmarkt

A gorgeous place, especially with an aura of amazement during sunny days, this multi-floored café facing riverbank is famous for its continental breakfast & delicious cakes (Ammm… mouthwatering!) The perks of the place are: beautiful view of Henkersteg Bridge and architecture.

11. Ehekarusell

Unlike other places, this one seems quite weird but still so amazingly carved & capable of unsettling human emotions. That’s why it’s added to our list. Though might not be a representation of happy feeling this place is worth visit. It’s a bronze fountain set in the streets of Nuremberg. Ehekarusell Which means marriage merry-go-round depicts the sad course of marriage from date to death events. Bet you can’t return without Tearful eyes!

12. Henkerhaus

Another Weird & Not so pleasant sight, yet a must watch place, Henkerhaus is a small museum set on the riverbank of Nuremberg which was once city’s official executioner’s home. Though one more perk of the place is that the position of the home never fails to amaze the travelers with beautiful site of Nuremberg city.

13. Kaspar Hauser Monument

Another weird, unsettling yet important part of Nuremberg, This monument has its own glorious yet grimace beauty. Just like the life of Kaper Hauser, The monument depicts enigma. It delivers the story of the man who appeared strangely on the streets with odd clothes and a letter stating that the boy should either be taken in or hanged, five years after his arrival a fantastic story was unleashed which described his enigmatic life & his unsolved murder.

14. Go to Albrecht Durer House in Nuremberg

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Another finest masterpiece of art of Nuremberg, Albrecht Durer House was a house of the greatest painter in Nuremberg. Today it is dedicated to life and art & crafts made by artist itself. The five-storied timber-framed house has also a Durer studio which demonstrates printmaking techniques of his time.

15. Visit the Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Due to its power during Ancient Holy Roman Empire, Nuremberg was important in National Socialist regime, Along with ground there is a congress hall built in 30s. This hall’s Main attraction is metal-framed glass stake depicting “Fascination & Terror.” This entire masterpiece will help you to travel through history, reality & keenest details of Nazi regime.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Nuremberg, Germany

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  1. Nuremberg Castle

    #1 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Nuremberg Castle

    Tags: Walking Area, Castle, Historical Site, Tower

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

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

    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 ...Read more

  2. Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelaende

    #2 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelaende

    Tags: Museum, Landmark, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Bayernstrasse 110, 90478 Nuremberg,Bavaria, Germany

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

    This museum is located in the north wing of the unfinished remains of the Congress Hall of the former Nazi Party rallies. A trip to the permanent exhibition “Fascination and Terror” gives ...Read more

  3. St. Lorenz Church

    #3 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    St. Lorenz Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Architecture

    Address: Lorenzer Platz 10, 90402 Nüremberg 

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A medieval church that was solely dedicated to Saint Lawrence is considered as one of the important churches of Nuremberg. The construction structure dates back to 15th century. History says, the chur...Read more

  4. Nuremberg Zoo

    #4 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Nuremberg Zoo

    Tags: Wildlife Park, Zoo, Nature

    Address: Am Tiergarten 30, 90480 Nuremberg, Bavaria,Germany

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    It is said to be one of the most remarkable zoological gardens of Europe. Located between the amazing landscapes, a journey through this densely wooded park let you interact with widely spread flora a...Read more

  5. Albrecht Durer's House

    #5 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Albrecht Durer's House

    Tags: Architecture , Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Albrecht-Durer-Straße 39, 90403 Nuremberg, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The house belongs to the famous German painter, named Albrecht Durer who lived over here from 1509 to 1528. The house is popular not because it was the residence of the famous painter, but it is also ...Read more

  6. Germanisches National Museum

    #6 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Germanisches National Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Tour, Natural History Museum

    Address: Kartausergasse 1, 90402 Nürnberg

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Since its foundation in the year 1852, Germanishches National Museum has turned out to be the most important and largest museum of German culture. A visit to this ‘treasure chest’ is a mus...Read more

  7. St. Sebaldus Church

    #7 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    St. Sebaldus Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Albrecht-Dürer-Platz 1, 90403 Nürnberg 

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    It is a medieval church and considered as one of the oldest church of Nuremberg, like St. Lorenz and Frauenkirche (Our Lady’s Church). The church got its name from an 8th century hermit, named S...Read more

  8. Hauptmarkt

    #8 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg

    Tags: Outdoors, Walking Area, Market, Square

    Address: Nurnberg, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you wish to get the glimpse of local lifestyle on Nuremberg, come to Hauptmarkt. Don’t create a misconception seeing the bustling crowd of the 5,000 square meter of this open public square. T...Read more

  9. Schöner Brunnen

    #9 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Schöner Brunnen

    Tags: Tourist Center, Fountain

    Address: Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It is a 14th century fountain, located in the main market square of Nuremberg, next to the town hall. It is said that this fountain actually highlights the square and attracts visitors from all over t...Read more

  10. Frauenkirche

    #10 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Landmark

    Address: Hauptmarkt 14, 90403 Nurnberg

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Popularly known as the Church of Our Lady in English, this imperial royal church stands on the eastern wing of Hauptmarkt. The magnificent Gothic architecture of the church acts a piece of jewel for t...Read more

  11. Deutsche Bahn Museum

    #11 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Deutsche Bahn Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Lessingstrasse 6, 90443 Nuremberg, Bavaria,Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Though Nuremberg is considered as a city of architecture, by heart it is a railway town and fact proving this statement can be found in DB Museum. This German railway museum explores the rich history ...Read more

  12. Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg

    #12 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg

    Tags: Cemetery

    Address: Brückenstraße 9, 90419 Nürnberg

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Like St Rochus Cemetery, this cemetery is another important burial ground, located outside the city walls of Nuremberg. Some of the famous people like Albrecht Durer, Adam Kraft and Veit Stoss where b...Read more

  13. Handwerkerhof

    #13 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg

    Tags: Art And Culture, Village

    Address: Am Konigstor, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria,Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Wish to visit the past history of Nuremberg? Come to Handwerkerhof at the Konigstor. It is a self-constructed touristy-village where you get to see the tradition craftsmanship of the city and some of ...Read more

  14. Neues Museum

    #14 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Neues Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Luitpoldstraße 5, 90402 Nürnberg, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The first look into the museum is surely going to make you breathless. This art and design museum has a stunning surrounding and display works from the year 1950’s to till date. Covering around ...Read more

  15. Staatstheater Nuremberg

    #15 of 1032 Things To Do in Nuremberg
    Staatstheater Nuremberg

    Tags: Entertainment, Performance, Theatre, Cinema

    Address: Richard-Wagner Platz 2-10, 90443Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany

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

    It is said to be one of the largest theatre in Germany. It was first opened for the public in 1905 with Richard Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg”. Very soon, the theatre beca...Read more

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    Rathausplatz 2

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    Bergstraße 19

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    Mühlweg 34

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    Neumarkter Straße 20

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    Äußere Sulzbacher Straße 62

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    Kartäusergasse 1

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    Gleißbühlstraße 9

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    Lorenzer Straße 32

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    Bayernstraße 110

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  • Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn

    Schloßplatz 4

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    Banderbacher Straße 301

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    Schloßplatz 4

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    Äußere Brucker Straße 160

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    Tannenweg 50

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    Nürnberger Straße 62

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    Königstraße 11

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    Maxfeldstraße 79

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    Eibacher Hauptstraße 18

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    Engelhardsgasse 22

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    Vordere Sterngasse 25

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    Klaragasse 24

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    Regensburger Straße 330

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    Königstorgraben 9

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    Färberstraße 41

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    Fürther Straße 57

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    Ludwigstraße 72

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