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CTZ Nuremberg, Uwe Niklas
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Do & See
Nuremberg. It’s a city where there’s plenty to experience and even more to see. Why not start your day with a wander round the city or a visit to one of the many museums? Then unwind in one of the beautiful cafes or treat your taste buds to Franconian specialties in one of the Old Town’s many restaurants. You’re sure to be enchanted by the picturesque flair of the Old Town, situated at the foot of the Kaiserburg. Take a look around and journey into times past…
The Kaiserburg

The Kaiserburg

Dominating the city skyline, you can’t fail to notice it: the Kaiserburg. At the time of the Holy Roman Empire, the castle was occasionally home to each of the emperors, and in the Middle Ages, it was one of the most important royal palaces. The sights here include the new castle museum, the palace with the emperor’s living quarters, the Romanesque Double Chapel, the Deep Well and the Sinwell Tower. The neighbouring garden is a must-see too. It might be small, but it’s a welcome contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city and is popular with residents too. The castle's garden is open from April to October.
Albrecht-Dürer's House

Albrecht-Dürer's House

The Albrecht-Dürer-Haus is one of the most famous museums and exhibitions in Nuremberg. Between 1509 and 1528, it was Albrecht Dürer’s home and workplace. Today, the building is both a memorial and a museum. The rooms feature period furnishings, and visitors can see a demonstration of the printing procedure used in Dürer’s lifetime in one of the bedrooms. The top floor, meanwhile, showcases copies of the artist’s works. The museum houses a variety of temporary exhibitions featuring original works. We highly recommend taking the guided tour with Agnes Dürer, wife of the famous artist. She gives a faithful account of what life was like 500 years ago.
Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Even today, the former Reichsparteitagsgelände (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) in the south of the city is still home to gigantic ruins representing the Nazi regime’s deluded notion of grandeur. The 11 km² complex was where the Nazi Party orchestrated its propaganda campaign. The documentation centre is located in the north wing of the Kongresshalle, which was designed by the Nazis to hold 50 000 people and was never completed. The permanent “Faszination und Gewalt” (“Fascination and Terror”) exhibition housed in the 1300 m² venue, chronicles the causes, relationships and consequences of the Nazi dictatorship.
Familiy Vacation in Nuremberg

Familiy Vacation in Nuremberg

A family holiday in Nuremberg guarantees excitement and fun! Take the whole family with you and discover Nuremberg at its best. It will never be boring!
Historic Rock-Cut Cellars

Historic Rock-Cut Cellars

An extensive labyrinth of underground passageways and cellar vaults has existed in the bedrock of castle hill for centuries - the Historic Rock-Cut Cellars. As early as 1380 red beer was stored in the subterranean cellars, sometimes comprising four levels, that had been cut into the Burgsandstein (local Nuremberg sandstone). During the air raids of World War II many citizens found shelter in these historical vaults. Reservations and Meeting Point: Brewery Shop Tours are offered in German. English Audio-Guides are available.
Main Market Square, Church of Our Lady and Beautiful Fountain

Main Market Square, Church of Our Lady and Beautiful Fountain

The large market square located at the heart of the city centre is surrounded by a multitude of must-see sights. The daily market takes place here too, where you can buy all sorts of tasty treats, flowers and spices. The ornate Beautiful Fountain is a well-photographed sight. The two rings on the fence are the focus of much attention. A legend says that if you turn the “golden ring” and make a wish, it will come true. The black ring, meanwhile, is said to bless women with children. The main market square is characterised by the facade of the Chruch of Our Lady constructed as an imperial royal chapel. Every day at noon the "Männleinlaufen" (mechanical clock and glockenspiel) takes place here - a daily event not to be missed!
The City of Nuremberg

The City of Nuremberg

Once you’ve experienced the city’s enchanting historical ambience and seen the mighty Kaiserburg, you’ll never forget them. The beautiful Old Town, which is the epitome of medieval charm, is nestled at the foot of the castle. It’s home to historical buildings, spectacular churches, one of Germany’s largest pedestrian areas and the traditional Hauptmarkt. But Nuremberg is more than just a melting pot of cultural highlights. Bavaria’s second-largest city also offers a wealth of culinary delights, so why not stop off at one of the traditional Bratwursthauser (sausage restaurants) and try a “3 im Weckla” (Nuremberg grilled sausages in a roll)?
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