Welcome to Nuremberg & Franconia


In the northwest, the region’s winegrowers produce some exceptional whites, sold in a distinctive teardrop-shaped bottle called the Bocksbeutel. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Altmühltal Nature Park offers wonderful hiking, biking and canoeing. But it is Franconia’s old royalty and incredible cities – Nuremberg, Bamberg and Coburg – that draw the biggest crowds.


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$25.40 Tours & Sightseeing

Nuremberg Nazi Rally Sites, Old Town, History Walking Tour

Meet your guide in front of Nuremberg Station, and stroll around the city’s Old Town, admiring the pretty timber-framed houses and cobblestone streets clustered around Nuremberg Castle and the Hauptmarkt – the bustling central square. As you walk, hear tales of the city’s past – from bygone days as a center of the Holy Roman Empire to its days under the dark spell of the Nazis during the Third Reich.Nuremberg’s architecture beckons to its layered history, too, and many examples of the city’s different architectural styles are covered on your tour. Admire St Lawrence Church – rebuilt after World War II – and pass Schöner Brunnen, a replica of a 14th-century water feature that aptly translates as the ‘beautiful fountain.’ Walk around the medieval city walls, stop for photos outside Albrecht Dürer House and stroll through Nuremberg Castle’s Imperial courtyards. The next part of your tour involves a trip by the town’s efficient public transport – either by bus or train. Your ticket is included in your tour so simply hop aboard with your guide, and then disembark at the Nuremberg’s Nazi party rally grounds.Head inside and explore the grounds with your guide, seeing intriguing places like the half-finished Congress Hall – a gigantic building that Hitler planned to use for party meetings – and the Great Street that was designed purely for parades. Gaze at the largest Third Reich buildings where Hitler inspected members of the Schutzstaffel (the SS, the Nazi secret police). Your visit also includes entry to the Documentation Center (own expense), the large on-site museum that exhibits information on key wartime and post-war events like the Nuremberg Trials. If you want to spend longer at the Documentation Center, then finish your tour inside and browse the exhibitions independently. Alternatively, return to central Nuremberg by public transport with your guide, finishing your tour by the start point.

$11.55 Tours & Sightseeing

Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour: History, Churches, Market

Meet your guide in front of the Nuremberg Station, and then set off on your stroll around the city’s Old Town. The walled city straddles the River Pegnitz and its pretty streetscape – with tall, timber-framed houses and cobblestone streets – makes for a scenic amble.While walking around Nuremberg Castle hear about the city’s past, learning about key events that took place on its streets. See sites where emperors were crowned and saints were buried, and then see where awe-inspiring works were painted at Albert Dürer House. Learn of the city’s dark Nazi legacy and hear tales of the chilling rallies that the city hosted during the days of the Third Reich.Nuremberg’s architecture beckons to its layered history, too, and many examples of the city’s different architectural styles are covered on your tour. Admire St Lawrence Church – rebuilt after World War II – and then stop for photos in front of Schöner Brunnen, a replica of a 14th-century water feature that that aptly translates as the ‘beautiful fountain.’ Walk around the medieval city walls and stroll through Nuremberg Castle’s Imperial courtyards.Your tour finishes in Hauptmarkt, the bustling central square that’s home to the annual Christkindlesmarkt. Hear of the world-famous Christmas market, which is held during the month of December, and then say your goodbyes to your guide.

$25.64 Private & Custom Tours

Nuremberg Nazi Sites and Old Town Private Walking Tour

Meet your private guide at your Nuremberg hotel, and stroll around the city’s Old Town, admiring the pretty timber-framed houses and cobblestone streets clustered around Nuremberg Castle and the Hauptmarkt – the bustling central square. As you walk your guide will talk to you about Nuremberg and also about the things that you want to see. The itinerary is tailored to your interests, so if there’s something you want to see more or less of, simply let your guide know! While walking, hear tales of the city’s past – from bygone days as a center of the Holy Roman Empire to its days under the dark spell of the Nazis during the Third Reich. Nuremberg’s architecture beckons to its layered history, too, and many examples of the city’s different architectural styles are covered on your tour. Admire St Lawrence Church – rebuilt after World War II – and pass Schöner Brunnen, a replica of a 14th-century water feature that aptly translates as the ‘beautiful fountain.’ Walk around the medieval city walls, stop for photos outside Albrecht Dürer House and stroll through Nuremberg Castle’s Imperial courtyards. After a break for lunch or a snack (own expense), board a public bus and travel to Nuremberg’s Nazi party rally grounds, a short journey away from the Old Town. Head inside and explore the grounds with your guide, seeing intriguing places like Luitpold Arena and the half-finished Congress Hall – a vast building that Hitler planned to use for party meetings. Gaze at the largest Third Reich buildings where Hitler inspected members of the Schutzstaffel (Nazi secret police), and then see where crowds once gathered on Great Street. You'll also visit the Documentation Center (own expense), the large on-site museum that exhibits information on key wartime and post-war events like the Nuremberg Trials. If you want to spend longer at the Documentation Center, then finish your tour inside and browse the exhibitions independently. Alternatively, return to your central Nuremberg hotel with your guide.

$68.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

Nuremberg Old Town, Rally Grounds, Courthouse Private Tour

Meet your private guide at your central Nuremberg hotel in the morning or afternoon, and set off on your 2- or 3-hour private tour. The itinerary can be tailored to your particular interests, so if there are places you want to spend more or less time at, talk to your guide.Drive around the walled Old Town as your guide recounts Nuremberg’s troubled past. From the Reformation to the Renaissance and Nazi Third Reich, the city was pivotal to many world-changing historical events.Admire the timber-framed houses and take in the Beautiful Fountain (Schöner Brunnen) and cobbled marketplace (Hauptmarkt), where Nuremberg hosts its annual Christmas market (Christkindlmarkt).As you drive, hear about Nuremberg’s days as a center of the Holy Roman Empire, and note its medley of architecture. See the Gothic St Sebaldus Church (Sebalduskirche), take photos of Albrecht-Dürer-Haus, the 15th-century home of Renaissance artist Dürer, and view the city walls and Nuremberg Castle.Next, take in some of Nuremberg’s Nazi monuments. When Adolf Hitler took power in Germany 1933, the city became a hub of Nazi propaganda, and as such, was chosen as the site of the post-World War II trials of Nazi leaders.Drive to the Nazi Party rally grounds, used by Hitler to glorify the Nazi cult. Go inside the complex and see the Luitpold Arena, Congress Hall and Zeppelin Field, all used for mass rallies and military parades.Continue to the Nuremberg Palace of Justice (Justizpalast), where the 1945-49 Nuremberg War Trials were staged. Take in the exterior and, if you wish, visit Nuremberg Trial Courthouse (own expense, and if court is not in use), scene of the notorious 1945-46 trial of 24 Nazi criminals.Finish with a drop-off at your hotel, or, if you want to continue exploring, at the old marketplace or one of Nuremberg’s museums.

$86.59 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Nuremberg Arrival Airport Transfer to Nuremberg City Center

Be met at the airport by your private driver who will then take you and your luggage to any location within the city center of Nuremberg. Just provide flight arrival time and your flight number at the time of booking and your professional driver will be waiting for you upon your arrival. Whether you want to be taken to your hotel, the train station or the old town, normal travel time is 30 minutes or less. Transfers to other locations further away may also be possible for an added fee but need to be confirmed and agreed to ahead of time.

$34.64 Private & Custom Tours

Nuremberg Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With our customized walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local. The more notice, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

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