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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Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Old Town Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Old Town Tour

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 a 2-, 3- or 5-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. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: Flexible
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Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Tour: Nuremberg Sightseeing Including Old Town, Rally Grounds and Nuremberg Courthouse

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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