Discount Cards

Available to those staying overnight in either city, the Nürnberg + Fürth Card (€28) is good for two days of public transport and admission to all museums and attractions. It can only be purchased from tourist offices or online from Nuremberg's official tourism website.

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Travel with Children

No city in Bavaria has more for kids to see and do than Nuremberg. Every two months the region even produces a thick 'what's on' magazine called Frankenkids (www.frankenkids.de) focusing specifically on things to do with children. Keeping the little ones entertained in these parts really is child’s play.

Museums

Children & Young People’s Museum Educational exhibitions and lots of hands-on fun – just a pity it’s not open more often.

School Museum Recreated classroom plus school-related exhibits from the 17th century to the Third Reich.

Deutsche Bahn Museum Feeds the kids’ obsession for choo-choos.

Play

Playground of the Senses Some 80 hands-on ‘stations’ designed to educate children in the laws of nature, physics and the human body. Take the U2 or U3 to Wöhrder Wiese.

Toys

Playmobil This theme park has life-size versions of the popular toys. It's located 9km west of the city centre in Zirndorf; take the S4 to Anwanden, then change to bus 151. Free admission if it's your birthday. Special 'Kleine Dürer' (Little Dürer; €2.99) figures are on sale here and at the tourist office.

Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas shop The Nuremberg branch of this year-round Christmas shop.

Spielzeugmuseum Some 1400 sq metres of Matchbox, Barbie, Playmobil and Lego, plus a great play area.

Germanisches Nationalmuseum Has a toy section and holds ocassional tours for children.

Tourist Information

Tourist office branches at Hauptmarkt and in the Künstlerhaus sell the Nuremberg Card (€23) with two days of free museum entry and public transport. Staff also offer maps, info and advice.

Tourist Office Hauptmarkt Hauptmarkt branch of the tourist office. Has extended hours during Christkindlesmarkt which takes place on its doorstep.

Tourist Office Künstlerhaus Publishes the excellent See & Enjoy booklet, a comprehensive guide to the city.