Exploring Nuremberg Old Town on Foot

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Nestled along the banks of the Pegnitz River, Nuremberg’s walled Old Town (Altstadt) is crisscrossed by narrow, cobblestone alleys lined with distinctive half-timbered houses. Here are a few highlights not to walk past when exploring the Altstadt.
 
Highlights
Stroll along the Altstadt’s medieval city walls and the banks of the Pegnitz River, photographing the colorful, half-timbered buildings along the way.
Listen as a tour guide shares insight into Nuremberg’s rich history, dating back to the days of the Roman Empire.
Learn of Germany’s activities during the rise of the Nazi Party and the rule of the Third Reich in Europe.
Admire main sights such as the west facade of 13th-century St. Lawrence Church alongside attractions including the Albrecht Durer House and Nuremberg Castle.
Soak up the atmosphere in the bustling Hauptmarkt, where Nuremberg’s famous Christmas market—Christkindlesmarkt—is held.
On a city walking tour, head to the Craftsmen’s Courtyard, where glass cutters, goldsmiths, leatherworkers, stained-glass painters, and other artisans ply their trades.
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