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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 sites 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

3. Nuremberg: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Enjoy a day of city-sightseeing in Nuremberg in the comfort of a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. See the city’s most famous monuments and buildings from great vantage points and learn about the city’s rich history. Sit back and relax and enjoy the 2-hour circuit as your guide entertains you with fascinating information about the popular attractions and the 1,000-year history of Frankonia's metropole. Benefit from the flexibility to hop-on or hop-off anytime at any of the 6 stops along the tour route. You will see that, besides gingerbread and fried sausages, Nuremberg has so much more to offer.

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.

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds: Entry Ticket

5. Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds: Entry Ticket

Visit the Documentation Center at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, which are currently being remodeled. Explore an interim exhibition that provides a comprehensive picture of the history of the site and of the Nazi Party Rallies. The National Socialists held their Party Rallies in Nuremberg from 1933 to 1938. Even today, the remnants of the huge structures they built bear witness to how these propaganda shows were staged. Signboards dispersed throughout the Rally Grounds themselves – which spread across some 4 square kilometers or 1.5 square miles – explain the history of various local destinations in German and English.

Nuremberg: Medieval City Exploration Game

6. Nuremberg: Medieval City Exploration Game

Explore Nuremberg and its famous locations while playing an engaging phone game. Visit highlights of the city like St Lorenz Church, The Hole Prison, Kaiserburg Castle, and more. Start the game at St. Lorenz Church. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take between 3-3.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it.  You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, the Marriage Carousel.

Nuremberg: 3-Hour St. Johannis Food Tour in German

7. Nuremberg: 3-Hour St. Johannis Food Tour in German

Join a delicious guided food tour in Nuremberg's lively St. Johannis area where you will visit 4 unique and diverse restaurants and specialty shops and sample different foods and beverages from around the world. Start your tour in the striking baroque garden, Hesperidengärten, before making your way to the St. Johannis neighborhood. There, explore the unique St. John's Cemetery — one of the most important cemeteries in Europe, and where famous personalities including Albrecht Dürer are buried. Taste a variety of international cuisines from Greek to Spanish as you hear exciting stories from your expert guide. Learn about the culture and history of Nuremberg and its St. Johannis area and the family traditions behind each food locales you visit. Your local guide will answer any questions you might have.

Nuremberg 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour in English

8. 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: Traditional Food Tasting and Sightseeing Tour

9. 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.

Nuremberg: Guided BYO Bike Tour

10. Nuremberg: Guided BYO Bike Tour

Explore the city of Nuremberg by bike and admire the many sights. You can drive around almost the entire of the old Medieval wall, and visit the place of the Nuremberg trials and the former Nazi party rally grounds. You will learn about the treasure chest of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nations, and ride around almost the entire old medieval wall. Passing through the green lung of Nuremberg, you will encounter the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds, where you can see the contemporary witnesses of the National Socialists' megalomania. A detour to the location of the Nuremberg Trials must not be missed. The tours usually take place on well-maintained bike paths, and travel at a comfortable pace. You can look forwards to a nice bike tour, with a maximum of 15 participants.

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What people are saying about Nuremberg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 259 reviews

It was really a great tour. Super interesting. We made a big tour and learned a lot. The only problem we had was finding the meeting point. The house number 18 on the market place is big and goes around the corner. We looked for a guide with a red and white umbrella or something similar. She ended up standing at the information point.

Great local old town guide. Excitingly told. Relationships well explained. With heart and soul... TOP You could have listened for hours 1.5 hours too short, that's why only 4 stars

It was a very insightful and, above all, very well presented tour. Many thanks to Mr. Bohner for this. All sights were explained clearly and interestingly.

Very good guide who took us through the city despite the great heat.

Such a fun way to see the city and my family loved it as well.