Nuremberg: A City Full of History

Emperors, Crown Jewels and Dictators: Nuremberg’s Living Past

Today we go to Nuremberg, once one of the principle cities of the Holy Roman Empire and a favorite place of artist, philosophers and politicians. In the Middle Ages a new Emperor held his first Diet (general assembly) here; indeed Nuremberg was considered the unofficial capital of the empire. Martin Luther fell in love with the city which is the birthplace of Germany’s most famous baroque artist, Albrecht Dürer. The city was heavily bombed during WWII, but was scrupulously reconstructed after the war. The city center oozes medieval architecture, and there are many impressive building and churches to visit, including the Imperial Castle and the Church of our Lady.  Also, Nuremberg still has its city walls, very unlike most cities its size, which tore theirs down long ago.

NurermbergAfter a walking tour of the old town and a visit to the Imperial Palace, you will have free time to explore on your own, sample the local delicacies such as Nürnberger Sausages or a local beer, and visit some of the churches or investigate the wall. Nuremberg is a very medieval feeling city with many secrets and surprises for visitors.

Adolf Hitler called Nuremberg the “most German of all German cities,” which is why he chose it as the site for his party rallies. The National Socialists built out a huge parade grounds south of the city center, all to incredible proportions, including room for 150,000 troops to march and a congress hall designed to hold 50,000 people. Part of this unfinished hall has been turned into an excellent documentation center covering the disastrous 3rd Reich period.  Hitler’s fondness for the city is one reason why it was chosen as the site of the post war trials. We will visit the party rally area and the famous courtroom building on our tour.

Modern Nuremberg has recovered well from the tragedies of war and is now a marvel of medieval architecture. Incidentally, Nuremberg is also considered the toy capital of the world. The largest toy museum in Germany is here, so it is a great place for families to visit.

As with all of our tours, this trip can be customized to suit your needs and interests. Please see below for options.

Tour Highlights:
  • Walking tour of the painstakingly reconstructed old town of Nuremberg
  • Inside visit to the Imperial Castle
  • Visit to the NS party rally grounds and congress building with NS Documentation Center
  • Photo stop at the site of the Nürnberg Trials
  • Afternoon free time to explore on your own and do some shopping
Tour Details:
  • Door-to-door transportation to and from your hotel or designated place
  • Start time is usually 08:30 and we arrive back in Munich around 6:30 pm
  • Experienced and friendly driver/guide
  • Simple and transparent pricing with no hidden costs
Tour Price

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Tour Options:
  • Inside visit to the NS Documentation Center and to time roam the party rally grounds
  • Fantastic walled town of Weissenburg, Bavaria’s best kept secret (see photos)
  • Visit to the city of Ingolstadt, home of Audi and the Bavarian Beer Purity Law decree
Entrance Fees and Fares (per Person)
  • Imperial Castle:  € 7,00
  • Toy Museum:  € 5,00
  • (Option) Documentation Center:  € 5,00

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