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Top Choice Museum in Nuremberg

Deutsche Bahn Museum

Forget Dürer and war-time rallies, Nuremberg is a railway town at heart. Germany's first passenger trains ran between here and Fürth, a fact reflected in the unmissable German Railways Museum which explores the hist…
Top Choice Castle in Nuremberg

Kaiserburg

This enormous castle complex above the Altstadt poignantly reflects Nuremberg's medieval might. The main attraction is a tour of the newly renovated residential wing (Palas) to see the lavish Knights' and Imperial H…
Top Choice Franconian in Nuremberg

Albrecht Dürer Stube

This unpretentious and intimate restaurant has a Dürer-inspired dining room, prettily laid tables, a ceramic stove keeping things toasty when they're not outside and a menu of Nuremberg sausages, steaks, sea fish, s…
Historic Site in Nuremberg

Reichsparteitagsgelände

If you’ve ever wondered where the infamous black-and-white images of ecstatic Nazi supporters hailing their Führer were taken, it was here in Nuremberg. Much of the grounds were destroyed during Allied bombing raids…
Memorial in Nuremberg

Memorium Nuremberg Trials

Göring, Hess, Speer and 21 other Nazi leaders were tried for crimes against peace and humanity by the Allies in Schwurgerichtssaal 600 (Court Room 600) of this still-working courthouse. Today the room forms part of …
Cafe in Nuremberg

Café am Trödelmarkt

A gorgeous place on a sunny day, this multilevel waterfront cafe overlooks the covered Henkersteg bridge. It’s especially popular for its continental breakfasts, and has fantastic cakes, as well as good blackboard l…
Square in Nuremberg

Hauptmarkt

This bustling square in the heart of the Altstadt is the site of daily markets as well as the famous Christkindlsmarkt (Christmas Markets). At the eastern end is the ornate Gothic Frauenkirche (church). Daily at noo…
Church in Nuremberg

St Sebalduskirche

Nuremberg's oldest church was built in rusty pink-veined sandstone in the 13th century. Its exterior is replete with religious sculptures and symbols; check out the ornate carvings over the Bridal Doorway to the nor…
Museum in Nuremberg

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Spanning prehistory to the early 20th century, this museum is the German-speaking world's biggest and most important museum of Teutonic culture. It features works by German painters and sculptors, an archaeological …
Fountain in Nuremberg

Ehekarussell Brunnen

At the foot of the fortified Weisser Turm (White Tower; now the gateway to the U-Bahn station of the same name) stands this large and startlingly grotesque sculptural work depicting six interpretations of marriage (…