Emperors, Crown Jewels and Dictators: Nuremberg’s Living Past
Nuremberg was once one of the principle cities of the Holy Roman Empire; indeed, it was considered the unofficial capital. Because of this it became a major city for the Third Reich regime; Hitler chose it as the site for his annual party rallies. He began a construction program to build a rally center designed to ridiculous proportions. It is no surprise that the city was very heavily bombed during WWII. Luckily, impressive post war reconstruction gives us a city center oozing with medieval architecture, including the city walls. After a visit to the rally grounds and the Zeppelinfeld, we tour the old town and have a bit of lunch (maybe at a famous Nuremberg sausage place?).
The two most common options for the later afternoon are visiting the Emperor’s Castle with a more in-depth tour of the old town, or to visit Courtroom 600, the site of the famous post-war Nuremberg Trials.
The Imperial Palace was meticulously reconstructed after WWII and has an excellent exhibit on the history and structure of the Holy Roman Empire. There are also great views of the city from the castle. The role of the city during the NS regime was one reason why it was chosen as the site of the post-war trials. A visit to the “Courtroom 600” will include seeing the actual courtroom and the recently created Memorium.
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.
- Background history of Nuremberg’s history from the middle ages to the present day
- Visit to the NS party rally grounds and congress building with the Documentation Center
- Walking tour of the painstakingly reconstructed old town of Nuremberg
- Optional inside visit to the Imperial Castle
- Optional visit to the site of the Nürnberg Trials with courtroom and Memorium
- Optional afternoon free time to explore on your own and do some shopping
- Door-to-door transportation to and from your hotel or designated place
- Start time is usually 08:30 or 9:00 and we arrive back in Munich around 6 or 6:30 pm
- Experienced, knowledgeable and friendly driver/guide
- Simple and transparent pricing with no hidden costs
- The visit to the site of the Nuremberg trials is an option; sometimes it is just a photo stop
- A Great toy museum for families with younger children; a dozen toy companies are based in Nuremberg
- Nuremberg is often combined with Rothenburg on a two-day trip
- The prices for our private tours are group prices, i.e. one price for the entire group.
- Our listed prices are for up to 6 travelers. We are able to accomodate a 7th person for a small extra fee.
- Please contact us for a price for 8 or more travelers.
- Entrance fees are extra (listed below)
- Single traveler discounts available
Tour Price: EUR 930,-
- Additional charge for 7th person: EUR 60,-
- Entrance fees:
- Documentation Center: EUR 6,-
- (Option) Imperial Castle: EUR 5,50
- (Option) Trials Courtroom and Memorium: € 6,-
- (Option) Toy Museum: EUR 6,- / 1,50