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How to Spend 3 Days in Nuremberg

How to Spend 3 Days in Nuremberg

The city of Nuremberg may be synonymous with post-World War II trials that were held here, but there’s much more than one chapter to the town’s history. Visitors can explore the medieval Old Town, learn about the city’s culinary heritage, and also visit the local zoo. Here are a few ways to spend 3 days in Nuremberg. 

Day 1: All About History

Learn about Nuremberg’s history with an introductory tour of medieval Old Town. Get your bearings in the city, and hear about various historical periods, from the German Renaissance to the years of the Third Reich to the famous Nuremberg trials. Guided tours include stops at popular landmarks such as the town hall, the gothic St. Lawrence Church, and the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Some itineraries also include a stop at the Nuremberg Trials Memorial at the courthouse. 

Afterward, head to the Imperial Castle Nuremberg to learn about the city’s Roman roots, see Albrecht Dürer’s House, or dive deeper into more recent history with a tour focused entirely on World War II history. Many of these sights can be seen with a Nuremberg Card, which includes entry to a variety of landmarks as well as transportation on the city’s subways, trams, and buses.

Day 2: Food Tours and Cooking Classes

Explore Nuremberg’s culinary scene with a food tour or a cooking class—or both. Start with a guided tour that takes you past more of the city’s sights with stops for local foods like sausages, potato salad, gingerbread, and red beer. Alternatively, you can book a morning cooking class and learn how to make bratwurst.

In the afternoon, try your hand at something sweet, and learn how to make traditional German gingerbread from scratch. After class, you’ll leave with a box of homemade treats to bring home to friends and family. Or combine history and imbibing with a tour that takes you to the city’s WWII sights in the afternoon and then to a variety of microbreweries in the evening to enjoy local beer and food.

Day 3: Custom Tours and Seasonal Christmas Markets

The Nuremberg Zoo is one of Europe’s largest. Visit the family-friendly zoo to see everything from lions and gorillas to dolphins. Alternatively, you can spend your last day in town getting off the beaten path on a customized tour. Local guides can design an itinerary around a variety of neighborhoods, sights, or markets and help you explore beyond the city center. 

In winter, you can opt for a tour of the Nuremberg Christmas Market. The vast holiday market, held from late November through Christmas Eve, has taken place for over 700 years, and visitors can enjoy everything from rides on a horse-drawn carriage to Christmas tree decorations to giftable items made in Nuremberg’s sister cities across the globe. There’s even a children’s area with a carousel and a Santa Claus house. Opt for a guided tour that includes tastings of traditional foods and drinks, including sausages, gingerbread, mulled wine, and more. 

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Nuremberg Private Driving Tour with Old Town, Rally Grounds, and Courthouse

Nuremberg Private Driving Tour with Old Town, Rally Grounds, and Courthouse

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Visit the medieval city of Nuremberg — featuring a trip to the Nazi party rally grounds — on this private, guided sightseeing tour. Choose from a 2- or 3-hour tour, 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 Town Hall and more, with the option to visit the Nuremberg Trial courthouse (own expense). Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English
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Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English

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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 Private Walking Tour with Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds

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

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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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Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour in English
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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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Nuremberg Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Nuremberg Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Instead of taking a traditional tour of Nuremberg, pair up with a local guide for a private walking tour. It’s a new travel concept that’s more like exploring the city with a friend; before your private walking tour of Nuremberg, you’ll connect with the Lokafyer guide to chat about your interests. That means an experience that’s tailored to you, not a one-size-fits-all tour.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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2-Day Nuremberg Card: Experience Nuremberg and Fürth

2-Day Nuremberg Card: Experience Nuremberg and Fürth

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Get more out of your time in Nuremberg by opting for a 2-day Nuremberg Card. This card will allow you to travel with ease and save time waiting in long entrance lines for tickets. You’ll enjoy free travel on the subway, tram, bus, and rapid transit for two consecutive days. Additionally, you’ll have one-time free admission to all local museums and attractions including Nuremberg Zoo, Albrecht-Dürer´s House, and much more.
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  • 2 days
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The Taste of Nuremberg - Tour Classic
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The Taste of Nuremberg - Tour Classic

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This tasty Nuremberg tour is a combination of an old town sightseeing tour and a food tasting extravaganza. As an outsider, it can be hard to know where to find the best local food spots. This tour will help you discover the best Nuremberg has to offer. You’ll try local specialities such as Nuremberg sausages, gingerbread, and red beer. You won’t have to worry about getting lost as a guide will lead the way; pointing out Nuremberg’s top landmarks along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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