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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.

Nuremberg: Medieval City Exploration Game

5. 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 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: Old Town Quest Smartphone App Game

8. Nuremberg: Old Town Quest Smartphone App Game

Play your way through Nuremberg's Old Town with this smartphone app. Uncover facts, history, and stories about the city as you follow clues to complete riddles. Immerse yourself in a fun story as you become a trainee at the Sir Peter Morgan Academy.  Explore the area around the beautiful fountain and the Frauenkirche. Solve puzzles at destinations like the Albrecht Dürer House and the Albrecht Dürer Rabbit. Take the historic buildings on Weissgerbergasse street. Feel free to pause or resume the game whenever you wish. Prove yourself as you complete numerous mini-games and puzzles. Complete plenty of tricky questions. Once you have finished all the tasks, receive a summary of your game and a code to collect your award. Compete with Sir Peter Morgan's other contenders on the leaderboard.

Nuremberg: Guided BYO Bike Tour

9. 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.

Nuremberg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Nuremberg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Explore Nuremberg at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Simply download the mp3 audio-guide and use the accompanying map to work out the best route for your journey. Discover the house of Albrecht Durer, one of the greatest painters and engravers Germany has ever produced, as well as stunning churches and fascinating museums. Visit sites such as Fleisch Bridge, The Church of Our Lady, The Altes Rathaus, and The Nuremberg Toy Museum. Learn more about the historic town hall featuring monumental painted frescoes, centuries-old architecture. Finish with a visit to Nuremberg’s crowning glory, towering above the city, the colossal Nuremberg Castle. Your tour. Your way.

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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.