Combine Nuremberg’s beautiful Old Town sights with a visit to the Nazi party rally grounds (Reichsparteigelande) on this must-do 4-hour tour. While exploring the medieval city by foot, seeing top sites like the Schöner Brünnen (Beautiful Fountain) and Nuremberg Castle’s Imperial courtyards. After a lunch break, spend time exploring the Nazi party rally grounds. Learn about the city during the days of the Third Reich (Nazi Germany) and hear about the famous Nuremberg Rallies while checking out sites like the Congress Hall and Luitpold Arena.
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.