Top things to do in Nördlingen

Museum in Nördlingen

Bayerisches Eisenbahnmuseum

Half museum, half junkyard retirement home/graveyard for locos that have long puffed their last, this trainspotter's paradise occupies a disused engine depot across the tracks from the train station (no access from …
Church in Nördlingen

St Georgskirche

Dominating the heart of town, the immense late-Gothic St Georgskirche got its baroque mantle in the 18th century and seems to have been under restoration ever since. To truly appreciate Nördlingen’s circular shape a…
Cafe in Nördlingen

Café Radlos

More than just a place to tuck into tasty pizzas and pastas, this convivially random cafe, Nördlingen's coolest haunt, parades cherry-red walls that showcase local art and photography exhibits. Kids have their own t…
Italian in Nördlingen

La Fontana

Nördlingen's most popular restaurant is this large Italian pizza-pasta place occupying one end of the terracotta Kornschrannen building as well as tumbling tables out onto Schrannenstrasse. The menu is long, the ser…
Museum in Nördlingen

Rieskrater Museum

Situated in an ancient barn, this unique museum explores the formation of meteorite craters and the consequences of such violent collisions with Earth. Rocks, including a genuine moon rock (on permanent loan from NA…
Museum in Nördlingen


Nördlingen's worthwhile municipal museum covers an ambitious sweep of human existence on the planet, from the early Stone Age to 20th-century art, via the 1634 Battle of Nördlingen during the Thirty Years' War, Roma…
Fair in Nördlingen

Nördlinger Pfingstmesse

The largest annual celebration is the 10-day Nördlinger Pfingstmesse (or often just Nördlinger Messe) that starts two weekends after Whitsuntide (Pentecost). It takes place at the Kaiserwiese to the north of the tow…
Cafe in Nördlingen

That winning combination of coffee, cakes and secondhand books makes this cafe a pleasing midstroll halt for literary types and a nice break from the medieval onslaught for everyone else.
Museum in Nördlingen


Head up the spiral staircase of the Löpsinger Torturm for an engaging exhibition on the history of the town's defences, an apt place to kick off a circuit of the walls.