Located in northern Bavaria, Nuremberg is the state’s second largest city and the unofficial capital of Franconia. It is a lively city, often known for its medieval architecture, its buzzing Christmas Market and its dark history as the “City of the Nazi Party Rallies”.
A trip to Nuremberg will see you exploring its extensive old town, with its castle, vibrant market square and picturesque architecture. Even though most of Nuremberg was destroyed in WW2, much of it has been restored to its former pre-war glory.
Stroll across Nuremberg’s many bridges including the famous Hangman’s Bridge, stop for a beer in one of the many scenic squares or head to the Rasthaus for a guided tour of the historic city dungeons. For those with an interest in World War 2, a trip to the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and the Nuremberg Trials Memorium should not be missed.
Transport to Nuremberg
Nuremberg is a fairly large city, in fact it is Bavaria’s second largest after Munich. That being said, the heart of Nuremberg and its Old Town is best explored on foot with the help of its reliable public transport system. While in the Altstadt you can easily walk from sight to sight, many of Nuremberg’s other sights can easily be reached by using its extensive network of U-Bahn underground metro and its trams and buses, making it easy to get to almost anywhere in the city. Detailed travel directions for getting around with public transport will be included in your itinerary package.
Nuremberg is well connected to neighboring cities such as Berlin and Munich by direct trains. Direct trains also link Nuremberg to most of Germany’s larger cities, and Salzburg in Austria. Other options are by bus to nearby cities including Prague and Vienna.