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Former Commercial Museum. Andreas Praefcke
Former Commercial Museum. Andreas Praefcke
Christmas Market, Nuremberg. Ralf Schedlbauer
Christmas Market, Nuremberg. Ralf Schedlbauer
The Laufertor Tower in Nuremberg. Photo Aarup
The Laufertor Tower in Nuremberg. Photo Aarup
Hi. Geistpital, Nuremberg. Photo by Keichwa
Hi. Geistpital, Nuremberg. Photo by Keichwa
Albrecht Dürer Haus. Photo Monika Weidemann
Albrecht Dürer Haus. Photo Monika Weidemann
Nuremberg State Theatre at Night. Photo Stern
Nuremberg State Theatre at Night. Photo Stern
NCC Nuremberg Convention Centre. Aarup
NCC Nuremberg Convention Centre. Aarup
View of River Pegnitz. Photo Birgit Cartload
View of River Pegnitz. Photo Birgit Cartload

Nuremberg Information

Nuremberg is a large city situated on the Pegnitz River in the German state of Bavaria. Nuremberg has immense history and was founded in AD 1050 as the site of an imperial castle (Kaiserburg Nürnberg), which still stands today. The city was also significant during the Second World War as the home of the Nazi party and the place of the Nuremberg trials after the war ended. For some positive and delicious history, Nuremberg is the city that founded the famous Bratwurst back in 1313.

The Imperial castle is a favourite tourist attraction amongst visitors to the city. Built as the royal residence of former kings and emperors it has historical importance dating back to the Holy Roman Empire. The Palas (main building of the castle) is very popular for its lavishly furnished Emperor rooms, and the castle is also very interesting for its comprehensive collection of weaponry.

Another architecturally brilliant building worth seeing is the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. Built in the early 19th century, the courthouse is still actively used today with the guided Memorium Nuremberg Trials tour on weekends being a hit featuring courtroom 600, the place of the Nuremberg trials.

There are plenty of great museums to discover with the Germanisches National Museum in Nuremberg being one of the most outstanding museums on the cultural history of Germany. The Dokumententationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände (Documentation centre Narzi Party museum) is a very popular museum and other great museums to see include the toy museum, German Games archive, School museum and Albrecht Dürerís House, which features the history of the famous painter, theorist and mathematician from Nuremberg.

Nuremberg also has three wonderful churches worth seeing on your holiday being the St Lorenz Church, St Sebaldus Church and Frauenkirche located at Hapuptmarkt.

An event not to miss is the annual Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market) that attracts around two million visitors making it the biggest Christmas market in Germany and world famous.

For more information you may also want to see the official Nuremberg government website Stadt Nürnberg

Castle St Sebald, City Hall of Old Town Nuremberg in Germany
Castle St Sebald, City Hall of Old Town Nuremberg in Germany
Aerial view of the Nürnberger Burg (Nuremberg Castle). Photo Hajo Dietz
Aerial view of the Nürnberger Burg (Nuremberg Castle). Photo Hajo Dietz