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How to make the most of visiting Nuremberg, Germany!

The city is full of rich history that is sure to appeal any age!

With plenty of places to explore, stumbling stones to find, restaurants to dine in, a fantastic nightlife, and many other attractions, you can't go wrong in Nuremberg.

Bucket List for Nuremberg:

Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

St. Lawrence Church

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Schöner Brunnen

Memorium Nuremberg Trials

Nürnberg Zoo

Albrecht Dürer's House


St. Sebald Church - Sebalduskirche Nürnberg

Toy Museum

Nuremberg Main Market

DB Museum Nürnberg

If you want to add a bit more history I recommend checking out these as well:

  • Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

  • Memorium Nuremberg Trials

  • Nuremberg Palace of Justice

  • Congress Hall

  • Zeppelin Tribune

  • Hall of Honor | Memorial Hall

  • Kunstbunker

  • Courtroom 600 in the Palace of Justice

  • Dachau Concentration Camp (not in Nuremberg but highly recommend if you have the time to visit and just 162km away).

Best time to visit and holidays:

Spring and early Fall will have the best weather but if you want the most festive time, you have to visit during the month of December for the Christmas market when everything in Nuremberg is at its most festive!

With origins dating back to 1628, the Nuremberg Christmas Market (AKA Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt) is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany! With around 2 million visitors each year, it is commonly referred to as one of the most famous Christmas markets in all of Europe!

The Christmas Market starts on 1st December and ends on 24th December 2023.

Another popular event that happens in Nuremberg is the International Toy Fair or, Spielwarenmesse, which is set to take place from 30 January to 3 February 2024.

Tickets and more information can be found here:

Nürnberger Volksfeste (Nuremberg Folk Festivals):

Spring Fair: March 30 - April 14, 2024 Autumn Fair: August 23 - September 8, 2024

The fairs in Nuremberg are a traditional part of the local culture. Here, you can experience typical Franconian traditions. The Nuremberg Spring and Autumn Fairs are the second-largest in Bavaria!

Popular restaurants:

Foods you should definitely try are Lebkuchen' or gingerbread, which was first made here by Franconian monks in the 14th century, and Nuremberg sausages!

  • Albrecht-Dürer-Stube: Hearty portions of traditional Franconian dishes plated in charming, nostalgic surroundings.

Address: Albrecht-Dürer-Straße 6, 90403 Nürnberg

  • Bratwurst Röslein: Hearty, meat-centric Franconian eats served in a rustic, traditional room or an outdoor beer garden.

Address: Rathauspl. 6, 90403 Nürnberg

This is our meal at Bratwurst Röslein!

Hotel recommendations:

The best area to stay is near the Altstadt where many of the most popular sites are located. There are also tons of shopping and restaurants nearby as well!

  • Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg: This upscale hotel in the city center is a 3-minute walk from both Nürnberg main rail station and the artworks of the Neues Museum Nürnberg.

Address: Bahnhofstraße 1-3, 90402 Nürnberg•0911 23220

  • Premier Inn Nuernberg City Opernhaus Hotel: Along a main road, this casual hotel is set in an area with offices and commercial properties. It's 6 minutes walk from the Old Town, 10 minutes walk from Nuremberg's main train station, and 3 km from the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg.

Address: Frauentorgraben 53, 90443 Nürnberg•0911 95035199

  • Hotel Drei Raben Nürnberg: This contemporary hotel Downtown is a 2-minute walk from Neues Museum Nürnberg (1950s art) and a 15-minute walk from Nuremberg Castle.

Address: Königstraße 63, 90402 Nürnberg•0911 274380

Stumble stone we found in Nuremberg, more details below.

Free things to do in Nuremberg:

  • Stroll through the stroll down The beautifully preserved half-timbered buildings with colorful latticework make Weissgerber Street one of the most photographed spots in Nuremberg.

  • Explore the Altstadt (Old Town) of Nuremberg is situated between the Nuremberg Hbf station in the south and the Nuremberg Castle in the north.

  • Admire the greenery at the Bürgermeistergarten, The well-designed garden is located in front of the great castle of Nürnberg. It’s a beautiful and peaceful place with pretty flowers.

  • Look for "Stolperstein" which is a ten-centimetre (3.9 in) concrete cube bearing a brass plate inscribed with the name and life dates of victims of Nazi extermination or persecution. (We used the app called Traces of War to locate the "stumble stones".)

Hope this inspired you to visit this incredible location! If you are looking for more options check out my Day Trips from Kaiserslautern series!

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