Medieval and Historic.
With almost 1000 years of history behind it, Nuremberg has a lot of stories to tell. Situated beautifully on each side of the Pegnetz river, Nuremberg offers stunning views along with its medieval atmosphere, Gothic churches, and half-timbered houses.
We will stroll the cobblestone streets and see the old town square, where, every day at 12 noon a small show takes place in the spires of the Frauenkirche (The Church of Our Lady) that commemorates a historical event in Nuremberg in 1356. We will discover the old town, and visit the Imperial Castle where we will get a view of the entire town.
WWII history and Nuremberg will now never be separated. We will visit the Zepplin Field, Hitler’s largest rally grounds, and the site where the German Stadium (Das Deutsche Stadion) was to be built. It was to hold 405,000 people. The documentation center is right around the corner, situated in the unfinished congress hall, which itself was to hold 50,000 people.
Lunch will be full of opportunities for Franconian specialties, the most popular being the small Nürnberger sausages, which can be found everywhere. Unique shopping can be found, from the Trödler Alley (Flea Market Alley) to the Craftsman’s Courtyard. Art lovers will want to see the house where Albrecht Dürer lived and worked.
I pick you up at your Munich city hotel, and we travel along the German Autobahn, which is famous for its lack of speed limits on certain portions of the highway. But do not worry. We will be in a Mercedes, but I am mostly the one being passed, and not the other way around.
We will travel to Nuremberg through Hallertau, the largest contiguous hops-growing area in the world. The beautiful Bavarian countryside will keep us company on our journey.
When we get to Nuremberg will discover the beauty of the old town, the charm of the shops and streets, as well as have a glimpse into its dark past. We can begin by parking in the town center, with its beautiful Romanesque and Gothic architecture. We can just discover the old town as we like. There is the oldest chain bridge in Europe, a pedestrian-only bridge with an incredible view of the town. The various churches in Nuremberg (St Sebald, St. Lorenz and Frauenkirche) are great examples of Gothic and Romanesque Middle-Age architecture.
The Imperial Castle overlooks the city. We can make our way up to the fortress itself, and as we climb the twisting streets and alleyways, we can pass Albrecht Dürer’s house and workplace. Dürer was a printmaker and painter and was considered Germany’s most important – and greatest – Renaissance artist. At the Imperial Castle, we can simply enjoy the view or visit the museum in the fortress.
Nuremberg is obviously famous for its WWII history, and this can definitely be included in our itinerary. Such sites include the Zepplin Field, the 600 court house, where the Nuremberg trials were held, and the Documentation center. We can start with this or see the old town first, have lunch and then view these places.
There are so many areas in the old town of Nuremberg that are charming and simply pleasant to stroll through. Numerous fountains adorn the cobblestone streets that wind in between the Gothic houses. Stands cooking the typical street food here, “Drei im Weggla” (three Nuremberger grilled sausages in a bun with sauerkraut) are all over the town center. Of course, a sit-down lunch is always possible.
As is true of all my tours, the exact itinerary will be as flexible as possible. We will finalize any important details or special requests in the final tour booking confirmation.
- The base tour price: €890-.
- The base tour price is based on 1- 7 passengers. The base tour price is not based on the number of passengers.
- Larger groups may be possible. Please message me for more information.
Included in the base tour price are:
- Door-to-door service. Pick up and drop off at your Munich city hotel.
- All vehicle and parking fees.
- Flexibility wherever possible. All itineraries are subject to your input and wishes.
- Historical background about the places we visit.
Extra costs include:
- All other optional ticket and entry fees.
I am happy to customize the day to fit your wishes and interests. Message me for details.
Many of the things we will be able to see and do can often be impacted by the time of year and the weather.
An average day tour has a duration of 9+1/2 hours. Traffic may affect the tour duration.
We will travel in a 2021 Mercedes van, very comfortable with AC and seats that can be tilted back. If a child’s seat is needed, I can provide a seat for children around 9 months to 6 years. Please let me know in advance as the seat is not in the van at all times.
The center of Nuremberg is closed off to most traffic, so the main way to get around town is to walk. We can keep the pace as slow and comfortable as you like.
Photos can be seen in the photo gallery.
- !! Please note that many shops and most supermarkets are closed on Sundays.
- Many Places, especially smaller cafes and restaurants, still do not accept credit cards. A little extra local cash (Euros) is never a bad idea.