The second largest city in Bavaria and the largest city in Franconia is Nuremberg. A city break to Nuremberg takes you to a beautiful old town and many interesting places.
Nuremberg’s old town has been beautifully restored after the Second World War. A stroll through the alleys to the right and left of the Pegnitz with a visit to the beautiful churches is well worth seeing.
In addition to the Old Town, where the famous Christkindlesmarkt takes place at Christmas time, there are other historical sites that should not be missed on a city trip to Nuremberg. The former Reichspartei grounds, for example, are impressive with their monumental buildings and history.
City trip to Nuremberg – excursion tips
The post-war history of Germany is strongly connected with the holding of the Nuremberg Trials, which took place in Room 600 in the Palace of Justice. Here you can visit an informative and well-developed exhibition, the Memorium Nuremberg Trials, on this subject.
The old town of Nürnberg absolutely deserves a good, leisurely stroll. There are beautiful houses at almost every corner, a lot of interesting churches to discover and many pleasant spaces to rest. Come join us on our tour that passes some of these lovely places.
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Travel information about Nuremberg
Nuremberg has an international airport with numerous connections to European destinations.
The airport is directly connected to Nuremberg’s main railway station by underground line 2.
Nuremberg’s main railway station is located directly in the old town. It is not only the hub for long-distance traffic, but also the meeting point for three underground and five tram lines.
ICE trains stop in Nuremberg, leading to many German cities.
The central bus station is located about 200 metres east of the main railway station. Numerous long-distance buses regularly travel to Nuremberg.
Nuremberg is very easy to reach by car. The A 3 and A 9 motorways intersect to the east of the city. The A 6 runs to the south-east of the city. In addition, numerous federal highways run through the city area.
Nuremberg has a harbour that lies on the Main-Danube Canal.
Nuremberg is on the Hus Trail, which leads from Prague to Constance.
On the way in…
Nuremberg’s old town can be easily explored on foot. The distances are not great.
Nuremberg’s old town is divided into five self-contained loops. If you want to drive from one loop to the next, you must first leave the old town and drive back in at another point.
Parking spaces in the old town are usually reserved for residents and you should look for a parking space in one of the pay car parks. These are well signposted. Just outside the city, there are P&R car parks that are connected to the underground network.
The streets of the old town are almost exclusively cobbled and many areas are also designated as pedestrian zones.
Well-developed cycle paths can be found in the Pegnitz valley.
Nuremberg has four S-Bahn lines, three U-Bahn lines, five tram lines and numerous bus lines. These are linked together with the surrounding region to form a transport network, which makes it easier to use beyond the city limits.
An inexpensive city tour past many of the city’s sights is possible with bus line 36.
If you are only travelling within Nuremberg, you will need tickets for price level A or, if you are travelling to the next but one station, a short-haul ticket (K). The tickets can be used for the purchased route on all means of transport (bus, tram, underground, S-Bahn, local trains (not IR/IC/ICE)). No new ticket needs to be purchased when changing trains.