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  • Location: Nuremberg, Germany
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Explore Nuremberg’s postcard-perfect Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, led by a local guide. Steeped in antiquity, the neighborhood has been at the forefront of pivotal eras throughout Germany’s history. With a past that harks back to the Holy Roman Empire, Nuremberg has also been considered the cradle of the German Renaissance and one of the main towns of the Third Reich (Nazi Germany). Learn the history and see a collection of the city’s must-visit sites, like St Lawrence Church, St Sebald Church, Albrecht Dürer House and Nuremberg Hauptmarkt.

Highlights

  • Learn about the different eras in Nuremberg’s history like the Holy Roman Empire and Third Reich
  • Explore the delightful Old Town streets, admiring its pretty half-timbered houses
  • Stop for photos by the medieval city walls and St Lawrence Church
  • Soak up the hustle and bustle of Nuremberg Hauptmarkt, the site of the town’s annual Christkindlesmarkt

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The best way to discover Nuremberg’s Old Town is on a walking tour. A must-see sight is the Christmas Market in December – one of a kind! Keep an eye out for the famous little figurines made from dried plums as they are signature souvenirs from the Nuremberg Christmas Market.

What You Can Expect

Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour

Stroll through the Old Town of Nuremberg!

Meet your guide in front of the Nuremberg Station, and then set off on your stroll around the city’s Old Town. The walled city straddles the River Pegnitz and its pretty streetscape – with tall, timber-framed houses and cobblestone streets – makes for a scenic amble.

While walking around Nuremberg Castle hear about the city’s past, learning about key events that took place on its streets. See sites where emperors were crowned and saints were buried, and then see where awe-inspiring works were painted at Albert Dürer House. Learn of the city’s dark Nazi legacy and hear tales of the chilling rallies that the city hosted during the days of the Third Reich.

Nuremberg’s architecture beckons to its layered history, too, and many examples of the city’s different architectural styles are covered on your tour. Admire St Lawrence Church – rebuilt after World War II – and then stop for photos in front of Schöner Brunnen, a replica of a 14th-century water feature that that aptly translates as the ‘beautiful fountain.’ Walk around the medieval city walls and stroll through Nuremberg Castle’s Imperial courtyards.

Your tour finishes in Hauptmarkt, the bustling central square that’s home to the annual Christkindlesmarkt. Hear of the world-famous Christmas market, which is held during the month of December, and then say your goodbyes to your guide.

Customer Reviews

Robert W
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Our guide, Jason, was knowledgeable and informative. A fairly small group, so a lot more personal than some of the huge groups we saw. Excellent value. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Nurnberg.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2013

We arrived 10 minutes early, as requested. Our guide however arrived over 15 minutes late. After he arrived, there was another 10 minute bathroom break....Once the tour began I learned some fascinating information about Nuremberg and later found out some of it was not true...One such statement was that "Sandra Bullock was born in Nuremberg". We walked by many building that I am sure had a fascinating history, but was told little or nothing at all about them. I can only guess that the lack of information and the rush of the tour was due to the lack of time because the tour started late and a large number of people in the group had to continue on to another tour afterwards. That being said, it was a little disappointing and unprofessional.

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