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  • Address: Market Square (Hauptmarkt), Nuremberg, Germany
  • Hours: Daily

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Schöner Brunnen Tours

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.

Practical Info

The fountain site at Nürnberg Hauptmarkt and is accessible through the Altstadt (Old Town) on foot 24 hours a day.

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Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Old Town Tour, Nuremberg, null
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Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Old Town Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 111 Reviews

Combine Nuremberg’s beautiful Old Town sights with a visit to the Nazi party rally grounds (Reichsparteigelande) on this must-do 4-hour tour. While exploring ...  Read more

Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.06
Private Tour: Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Old Town Tour, Nuremberg, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Old Town Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Visit the must-see sights of Nuremberg on a walking tour with a private guide at your side! This comprehensive private sightseeing tour offers a flexible ...  Read more

Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $26.31
Private Tour: Nuremberg Sightseeing Including Old Town, Rally Grounds and Nuremberg Courthouse, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Nuremberg Sightseeing Including Old Town, Rally Grounds and Nuremberg Courthouse

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Explore Nuremberg on this fascinating tour with a history-loving guide. Choose from a 2- or 3-hour morning or afternoon tour, and travel around the landmarks ...  Read more

Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.88
Private Tour: Nuremberg Day Trip with Train Transport from Munich, Munich, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Nuremberg Day Trip with Train Transport from Munich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Travel by train from Munich to Nuremberg and spend a day seeing the historical city’s highlights with a private guide. With a flexible itinerary that’s ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 8 to 10 hrs

From USD $76.32
Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour, Nuremberg, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Explore Nuremberg’s postcard-perfect Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, led by a local guide. Steeped in antiquity, the city has been at the forefront of ...  Read more

Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $11.84

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