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Nuremberg: Sightseeing Train Tour

1. Nuremberg: Sightseeing Train Tour

Explore the historic city of Nuremberg on board a picturesque tourist train. Enjoy a ride through the city center, departing from the main Market Square. Pass by the Schöner Brunnen, a beautiful 19-meter high gold fountain. Next, drive by the Maxbrücke Bridge, St. Lawrence Church, the Hospital of the Holy Spirit and the Imperial Castle, one of Europe's most important medieval fortifications. Enjoy panoramic views of all the sights visited from the comfort of your train seat.  In addition, learn more about the history of the city and uncover its secrets and legends from your informative audio-guide. During this tour you will be able to see all of the city's highlights in just 40 minutes and afterwards can explore the city on your own.

Nuremberg: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

2. Nuremberg: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

The prosperous city of Nuremberg provided the ideal basis for an active cultural and intellectual life, as well as a lively arts scene. Even today, numerous buildings, monuments and artworks still reflect the city's former importance. Your guide will provide information and insights on the churches, castle, and fountains you see, as well as on the city itself, past and present. You will also visit the Main Market Square.

Nuremberg: 1.5-Hour Private Tour through Historical Old Town

3. Nuremberg: 1.5-Hour Private Tour through Historical Old Town

Explore Nuremburg, one of the largest German cities during the Middle Ages at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Learn more about the famous personality of the city: Dürer was born in Nuremberg, created his work here, and was buried here. Hans Sachs also created his works in Nuremberg and Martin Behaim made the first globe here. Even the first railway line in Germany went from Nuremberg to Fürth. In addition, the first pencils were invented here. Experience an informative tour through the romantic old town of Nuremberg with a knowledgeable guide and discover the main attractions of the city, such as Albrecht Dürer's House, Nuremberg Castle, Tiergärtnertorplatz, and the Hauptmarkt with the beautiful fountain and the Frauenkirche.

From Munich: Nuremberg Day Trip by Train

4. From Munich: Nuremberg Day Trip by Train

In Nuremberg the Third Reich strutted in all of its pomp in the city’s grandiose marching grounds, and years later an international war crimes tribunal held that same Nazi leadership accountable for its actions. There is much more to see here, however. This is an old and beautiful city with a rich and vibrant history. You’ll see the massive medieval fortifications of the striking old town, magnificent gothic churches, colorful marketplaces, and the hilltop castle of the old imperial city. Your expert guide will accompany you on the 90-minute train journey from and to Munich, and provide a comprehensive tour through Nuremburg. The city’s history is fascinating. It was the unofficial capital of the First Reich, or the first Germanic Empire, which dominated central Europe for a thousand years. It was here that the Imperial Diet of the Holy Roman Empire was hosted. It was a center of cultural and intellectual vitality at the crossroads of major imperial trade routes. Nuremburg also played a key role in the Reformation, and in the printing and scientific revolutions that shaped the modern world.

Nuremberg: Private Guided Tour from Munich

5. Nuremberg: Private Guided Tour from Munich

Get to know Nuremberg, a beautiful Bavarian city with a rich history. Arrive at the Munich Central Station where your well-informed guide will be waiting for you. Together, travel by modern and comfortable train to discover Nuremberg on a private tour. Let your guide take you on an adventure and show you the most stunning parts of the city. Start your tour with the beautiful Old Town. Follow the guide and see St. Lorenz Church and its remarkable gothic architecture. Continue your tour and cross the river over Fleischbrücke, a late renaissance bridge. Once across, admire the astonishing facade of Frauenkirche. Step inside to see incredible gothic features.  Visit the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, the top attraction in the city. Listen as your guide describes the history of the castle. Go inside and see the Imperial Chapel, explore the gardens, and walk around the courtyard. Next, marvel at the magnificent Sebalduskirche a medieval cathedral with two impressive towers. Follow your guide to the Schöner Brunnen, a medieval fountain that presents 40 unique and colorful figures.  Admire Elisabethkirche before exploring the picturesque alleys of the Old Town on your own, and feel the incredible Bavarian atmosphere of the town. At the end of the tour, take the train back to Munich.

Nuremberg 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour in English

6. Nuremberg 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour in English

Enjoy an English-speaking 2-hour guided walk in a beautiful and prosperous medieval walled city. Nuremberg has been a center of the Holy Roman Empire, cradle of the German Renaissance, temple city of the Third Reich, and home to both the Nuremberg Nazi rallies and Nuremberg trials. Your guide will show you where German Emperors were crowned, where saints are buried, where the most famous and talented German artisans in history created awe-inspiring works, and where colorful and lively markets have taken place for nearly 7 centuries. Explore the enchanting Old Town that features fantastic regional food and drink and the greatest Christmas Market in Germany. Although the Christmas Market is held in December, Christmas shopping is available throughout the year. Nuremberg is the perfect city for a walking tour. Most of the Old Town is a pedestrian zone, and the tour is conducted at an easy pace.

Nuremberg: Private Tour with a Local Guide

7. Nuremberg: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Meet the local guide at your Nuremberg accommodation and head out on a 2, 3 or 4-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

Nuremberg: Traditional Food Tasting and Sightseeing Tour

8. Nuremberg: Traditional Food Tasting and Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a scenic culinary walking tour in the old town of Nuremberg. Experience local food and drink such as tasty pretzels and red beer. Get an insight into the many famous landmarks from your local guide. See highlights including the Craftsmen Courtyard and the main market square. Begin your tour at the famous sausage restaurant Bratwurst Glöcklein, taste mouth-watering sausages on the first of 5 culinary stops. Explore the old town and visit St. Lawrence Church, Hospital of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of Our Lady. Gaze at the intricate 14th-century fountain near the city hall, and see the Albrecht Durer Mansion. Tuck into local foods including Schäufele (a traditional roasted pork dish) and gingerbread. Finally, end your tour beneath the majestic Imperial Castle in a traditional restaurant.

From Munich: Nazi Rally Grounds & Nuremberg Old Town Tour

9. From Munich: Nazi Rally Grounds & Nuremberg Old Town Tour

Discover Nuremberg, a stunning Bavarian city with a turbulent history. Travel by modern train from Munich and discover Nuremberg on this private tour. Get to know the dark past by visiting places related to WWII and Third Reich history. Visit the Old Town also to experience traditional Bavarian life. Arrive at the meeting point where your guide will be waiting for you. Travel together by comfortable train to Nuremberg. Explore Zeppelinfeld where you can almost hear the marching of German soldiers. Visit Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds museum and learn about the past through exhibitions that examine the causes, context, and consequences of the Nazis. Explore the enormous Kongresshalle, inspired by Colosseum and designed to fit 50000 people. Then, visit the Nuremberg Palace of Justice (closed on Tuesday). It's the place where leaders of the Nazi regime had to answer for their crimes before an international military tribunal. Your guide will provide you with a fascinating history of these times. You'll also be able to see the Nuremberg Old Town. Take a stroll through gorgeous alleys which lead you to St. Lorenz Church with its beautiful stained glass windows. You'll also see Hauptmarkt which served as the Jewish Quarter in the past. Admire Frauenkirche, one of the most important churches in Nuremberg. Step inside and view its gothic architecture and amazing restored sculptures. After the tour, you will take the train back to Munich.

Nuremberg: 1.5-Hour Medieval Tour

10. Nuremberg: 1.5-Hour Medieval Tour

Immerse yourself in the development of Nuremberg and learn more about Nuremberg Castle on this guided tour. From Nuremberg Castle, head to Albrecht Dürer’s house and listen to stories of his life and learn more about his work and troubled times. Afterwards, stroll through the streets and hear about which personalities lived and worked in Nuremberg during the Middle Ages and how the living conditions have changed to this day. At the end of the tour, enjoy the chance explore the Sebalder Altstadt, the Lorenzer Altstadt, and the Venetian Nuremberg, as well as hear more about the influence of the Italians on the history of Nuremberg.

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What people are saying about Nuremberg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 379 reviews

Our guide Kurt was very knowledgeable and friendly. He is a local with a very deep understanding of the local culture, history, anecdotes, legends, etc. He has a great sense of humor and makes the tour super fun! :) The tour-route covered all the important spots in the stunning old city of Nuremberg. We were able to get a good overview of the overall history and culture of the place. Definitely recommend. :)

Excellent. Very knowledgeable, personable & easy to understand guide. Lots of walking so not suitable for the less able but worth every second if you can make it

I particularly enjoyed the tour in the castle, on the history of which the tourguide put emphasis. When the tour ended, we realised we made a nice circle.

It was a great city with the well-established city tour! Thanks!

Interesting ! Definitely would like to be inside us….