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Schöner Brunnen
The ornate Schöner Brunnen is a landmark fountain in the cobbled Market Square (Hauptmarkt) of Nuremberg’s medieval Altstadt (Old Town). Created by local stonemason Heinrich Beheimby, it is a highly decorative, three-tiered masterpiece of religious imagery, adorned with 40 gaily colored, sculpted figures representing characters from the Holy Roman Empire.

At 62 feet (19 meters) high, the fountain has been restored several times over the centuries, and most of its original stone carvings are now preserved in the German National Museum (Germanisches Nationalmuseum). The wrought-iron fence that surrounds the Gothic fountain was designed by Paulus Kühn of Augsburg in 1587 and has a famous golden handle that must be twisted for good luck.

The Market Square itself is lined with multi-gabled townhouses and the ornate façade of the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the site of a daily food market, as well as the famous Nuremberg Christmas Market (Christkindlesmarkt), which sees visitors pour in from all over Europe.

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The fountain site at Nürnberg Hauptmarkt and is accessible through the Altstadt (Old Town) on foot 24 hours a day.
Address: Market Square (Hauptmarkt), Nuremberg, Germany
Hours: Daily
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Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour

Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour

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Visit the magnificent, medieval city of Nuremberg, Germany — featuring a trip to the Nazi party rally grounds — on this guided, 4-hour sightseeing tour. Learn about the history of the city, from the days of the Holy Roman Empire to the German Renaissance, Third Reich, Nazi rallies and Nuremberg Trials. See German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer's house, the Imperial Castle courtyards, plus Town Hall, gothic St. Lawrence Church, bustling Craftsmen’s Courtyard and much more. Public transportation to and from the Nazi party rally grounds is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour in English

Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour in English

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Discover the history and heritage of one of Bavaria’s most picturesque cities on this 2-hour walking tour of Nuremberg Old Town. Stroll around the medieval city walls, snap photos of the colorful half-timbered buildings and see the Hauptmarkt, where Nuremberg’s famous Christkindlesmarkt is held. Learn about Nuremberg’s Roman roots and links with the Third Reich from your guide, as you walk along the River Pegnitz and visit landmarks like the Albrecht Dürer House, St Lawrence Church and Nuremberg Castle.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour: Nuremberg Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Walking Tour

Private Tour: Nuremberg Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Walking Tour

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Visit the magnificent, medieval city of Nuremberg, Germany—featuring a trip to the Nazi party rally grounds—on this private, guided sightseeing tour. Choose from multiple tour durations, then enjoy personalized attention while learning about the history of the city, from the days of the Holy Roman Empire to the German Renaissance, Third Reich, Nazi rallies, and Nuremberg Trials. See German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer's house, the Imperial Castle courtyards, plus the central market and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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City tour of Nuremberg

City tour of Nuremberg

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The great city tour of Nuremberg Classic in the yellow double-decker bus Get in and enjoy the highlights of Nuremberg on the city line. With our double-decker convertible buses, the discovery tour becomes an experience. See the city from above. Because besides gingerbread, sausages and toys, Nuremberg has a lot more to offer. The modern HopOn-HopOff concept enables you to get off at any stop and discover your favorite places on your own. If you do not want to leave the vehicle and would rather enjoy the flair of the city from the comfort of your seat, the tour takes about 2 hours! During the tour, you can learn more about the sights and the thousand-year history of the pulsating metropolis of Franconia via loudspeaker or LiveGuide. With us, your stay in Nuremberg will be an unforgettable experience. Discover the most beautiful sides of Nuremberg with the HopOn-HopOff bus tour.
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  • 2 hours
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City tour through Nuremberg with the Bimmelbahn

City tour through Nuremberg with the Bimmelbahn

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Drive through the old town and through the unique history of Nuremberg. From the main market with the beautiful fountain past the Maxbrücke, the St Lorenz church, the Heilig-Geist-Spital and up to the Kaiserburg with its fortifications. Everything is easy for you to admire from the train. You will also learn fun and interesting facts, old-fashioned and current, glamorous and possibly also cruel, romantic and temperamental about Nuremberg and its residents. On this tour you will experience the highlights of several centuries in about 40 minutes and then you can explore the city on your own.
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  • 40 minutes
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Nuremberg Self-Guided Audio Tour

Nuremberg Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Guten tag and welcome to Nuremberg. There are many interesting landmarks to be found here in this fascinating city including the house of Albrecht Durer, one of the greatest painters and engravers Germany has ever produced, stunning churches and fascinating museums. Some of the locations you will have the opportunity to visit include: Fleisch Bridge The Church of Our Lady The Altes Rathaus The Nuremberg Toy Museum Nuremberg Castle In this Self-Guided Audio Tour, you will also learn about a historic town hall featuring monumental painted frescoes, architecture that is hundreds of years old, and Nuremberg’s crowning glory, towering above the city, the colossal Nuremberg castle. Your Tour. Your Way.
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  • 2 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Schöner Brunnen hours of operation?
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Schöner Brunnen hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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