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NurembergGermany

Stroll through a city with a grand and turbulent history, where an imperial fortress overlooks visionary museums and the deep scars of World War II.

Explore the streets of Nuremberg’s Old Town (Altstadt) to find a millennium of history written on the ancient city walls. A stronghold of the Holy Roman Empire, the stunning city contains Gothic churches and medieval structures amid solemn reminders of World War II and the Nazi regime. Discover Nuremberg’s commitment to renewal by investigating its restored monuments and modern museums.

The Old Town is split into two main districts within medieval city walls. On the northern side of the Pegnitz River, find the historic district of St. Sebald in Mitte. This area contains the Main Market Square (Nürnberger Hauptmarkt), and heart of the community for many Nuremberg residents. Visit daily and seasonal markets held here and study the remarkable surrounding architecture, including the noteworthy St. Sebaldus Church and Frauenkirche. Farther north, visit the hilltop fortress of Nuremberg Castle and a museum within the former house of artist Albrecht Dürer.

South of the river, historic riverfront structures have weathered the centuries. Look for St. Lorenz Church near the charming handicraft workshops in the medieval Handwerkerhof. Try local specialties of gingerbread and roasted bratwurst, as well as Franconian wines and beers. Nearby, the New Museum houses a stunning collection of contemporary art and design from 1945 till today. Stop at the Toy Museum and the German National Museum.

Travel to the city’s southeastern corner to discover local Nazi history. Explore the enormous Reichsparteitagsgelaende rally grounds and the comprehensive exhibition, Fascination and Terror, within the Dokumentationszentrum building, a landmark example of Nazi architecture. The trials of Nazi war criminals occurred in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice and are commemorated with a permanent exhibition.

Nuremberg is located in the state of Bavaria in south-central Germany. Comprehensive rail, bus and tram networks serve the city. Explore the Old Town easily on foot. Reach Nuremberg via train to its Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway) station or its domestic airport. Get a closer look at German history and experience the rich traditions of Franconia in Nuremberg.

Top Hotels in Nuremberg

Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg
Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg
5 out of 5
Bahnhofstrasse 1-3, Nuremberg, BY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $114 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Handwerkerhof and Nuremberg Castle. Meistersinger Hall and Nuremberg Arena are also within 3 mi ...

4.2/5Excellent! (975 reviews)

"Amazing. The staff took the time to accommodate my special needs. Thank you so much"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2020

Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg
Seminaris Hotel Nürnberg
Seminaris Hotel Nürnberg
3 out of 5
Valznerweiherstraße 200, Nuremberg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $114 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Located in Zerzabelshof, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of 1. FC Nuremberg, Nuremberg Arena, and Max-Morlock-Stadion. NürnbergConvention and St. Lorenz Church ...

4.3/5Excellent! (154 reviews)

"The breakfast was delicious and the staff was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

Seminaris Hotel Nürnberg
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
4 out of 5
Dr.-Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 1, Nuremberg, BY
The price is CA $122 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9

Located in Nuremberg Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Way of Human Rights and City Point Nuremberg. Nuremberg Opera House and St. Lorenz ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (900 reviews)

"Hotel was modern and nicely decorated as well as clean. Great location in Old Town - easy walking distance to everything. Front desk staff were outstanding- very friendly and quick to respond to requests. Would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Nuremberg

Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
4 out of 5
Dr.-Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 1, Nuremberg, BY
The price is CA $122 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9

Located in Nuremberg Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Way of Human Rights and City Point Nuremberg. Nuremberg Opera House and St. Lorenz ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (900 reviews)

"Hotel was modern and nicely decorated as well as clean. Great location in Old Town - easy walking distance to everything. Front desk staff were outstanding- very friendly and quick to respond to requests. Would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg
Eco Smart Apartments Nürnberg Süd
Eco Smart Apartments Nürnberg Süd
3.5 out of 5
Hinterhofstraße 9, Nuremberg
The price is CA $83 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in Südstadt, this apartment building is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Faberwald and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Museum Alte Mine. Meistersinger Hall and Nuremberg Palace ...

4.2/5Excellent! (45 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay although people were a but loud when coming in and out of the apartments. There was a lot of noice in the early morning. Wifi stopped working for a whole day because of the new year. Overall I liked it, having a kitchen and pans there so very convenient."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 4, 2021

Eco Smart Apartments Nürnberg Süd
Gemütliches Haus mit Garten und Balkon
Gemütliches Haus mit Garten und Balkon
3.5 out of 5
Pommelsbrunner Straße 16, Nuremberg

Situated in Nuremberg, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nuremberg Zoo, Theater in the Zoo, and Industrial Culture Museum. NürnbergMesse and Meistersinger ...

Gemütliches Haus mit Garten und Balkon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Nuremberg

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Mar 11, 2020

nuremberg has so much history not just in regards to WWII but old history with kings. the old town of Nuremberg is so cool and there is lots to explore

4/5 - Good

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Dec 11, 2019

You need more than two days to explore this city and surrounding areas.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 28, 2019

Flew into Nuremberg as our first stop in Germany, very easy access to old town, really enjoyed the city. Beautiful walk on the river. Excellent shopping, great restaurants and a big city vibe that felt very safe.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 27, 2019

Great city, interesting history and lots to see and do. Would stay at the hotel Victoria without a doubt again.

3/5 - Okay

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Aug 23, 2019

Could do with some English (and other) language signs around historical landmarks

4/5 - Good

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Aug 18, 2019

Great place for history learning, both good and bad.... numerous places to eat and shop or hang in the squares or near the river, very quaint place

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