So perhaps it’s not a secret, but it was new for me and Nuremberg won me over — a little too quickly. I was sold. Castle walls, quaint streets, good German food, canals, and cobblestone, what else could you ask for? Often passed by for larger cities, Nuremberg is one of those “ooh and aah” towns that reminds travelers of history and charm.

Germany’s Best Kept Secret: How to Visit Nuremberg

How to Visit Nuremberg

  • If you’re coming from neighboring major cities, it can be easily reached by the regional train station that is located just right outside the old town. The Nuremberg airport also offers quite an array of nonstop flights between Europe’s popular cities. When on ground, most can be done by foot or by bus.

What to do in Nuremberg

Though the town is picturesque itself, and you could spend a full day just taking it all in, there is much to learn historically. From the Palace of Justice and Nuremberg trials, I’d recommend a history tour to truly understand some of the most significant moments in history.

  • Walk around old town
  • Nuremberg Castle
  • St. Lorenz Church
  • Nuremberg Palace of Justice
  • Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelaende
  • Frauenkirche
  • Take a history tour
  • Hauptmarkt

Where to eat in Nuremberg

There is plenty to eat here, a famed local is the German Ginger cookie, which has to be tried at least once. Get your fill of sausage and sauerkraut at local pubs.

  • Albrecht Durer Stube
  • Restauration Fischer
  • Restaurant Bratwurst Röslein
  • Bratwursthäusle bei St. Sebald

Where to stay in Nuremberg

There are a few options to stay in Nuremberg, from B&B’s to chain hotels. I really like these:

  • Hotel Victoria
  • Le Meridien Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Drei Raben
  • Sorat Hotel Saxx

How many days to stay in Nuremberg

  • I’d recommend a minimum of two nights to truly take in the city, though I think three nights would also be doable.

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