Explore Nuremberg’s postcard-perfect Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, led by a local guide. Steeped in antiquity, the neighborhood has been at the forefront of pivotal eras throughout Germany’s history. With a past that harks back to the Holy Roman Empire, Nuremberg has also been considered the cradle of the German Renaissance and one of the main towns of the Third Reich (Nazi Germany). Learn the history and see a collection of the city’s must-visit sites, like St Lawrence Church, St Sebald Church, Albrecht Dürer House and Nuremberg Hauptmarkt.
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.