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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.

Highlights

  • 4-hour Nuremberg tour including the Old Town and Nazi party rally grounds
  • Hear about the city’s fascinating past from a history-loving local guide
  • Admire top Nuremberg attractions like St Lawrence Church and Albrecht Dürer House
  • Explore Nuremberg’s Nazi party rally grounds and learn about the city during the Third Reich
  • Visit the Congress Hall, Great Street and Documentation Center
  • Learn of the famous Nuremberg trails that took place after World War II

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a must-do tour for all history fans – especially those interested in the Third Reich – as it includes sights of the largest Third Reich buildings in the world.

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What You Can Expect

Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Old Town Tour

Visit the Nazi party rally grounds on a tour!

This tour begins in front of Nuremberg Central Station. Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group and roam through the city’s Old Town, admiring the beautiful timber-framed houses and cobblestone streets. Marvel at the massive City Walls of Old Town Nuremberg, which still run for approximately four kilometers. 

Behind the walls, walk past the Craftsmen's Courtyard, where glass cutters, leather workers, gold and silversmiths, stained-glass painters and other artisans offer their wares for sale. See the gothic St. Lawrence Church, which was rebuilt after World War II; Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s most famous Christmas market; plus Town Hall, German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer's house and the Imperial Castle courtyards, to name just some of the attractions.

Along the way, learn about the history of this beautiful and prosperous city — as the center of the Holy Roman Empire, to the days of the German Renaissance, the Temple City of the Third Reich, and the home to both the Nazi rallies and Nuremberg Trials.

See where German Emperors were crowned and where saints are buried. Find where the most famous and talented German artisans in history created their awe-inspiring works and where the colorful and lively markets have taken place for almost 700 years. 

Then hop on the city’s public transportation (bus or train) to see the Nazi party rally grounds. Discover the Great Street, designed by architect Albert Speer to be the central axis of the rally grounds, and the half-finished Congress Hall of the Nazi Party, a building Hitler planned to use for party meetings. There’s also the largest Third Reich buildings, where Hitler inspected members of the SS, and the Documentation Center, a museum with exhibits on vital wartime and post-war events, like the Nuremberg Trials.

Feel free to stay at the Documentation Center for a longer visit, or return to central Nuremberg to conclude the tour.

Customer Reviews

Mariana M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Jason, our tour guide gave us good historical information and also was very good at answering any questions we had. There were options as to choosing whether to wonder around for a while or go visit the castle. The only thing I would have liked is to have the documentation center be included with the tour. Otherwise I do recommend it!

Catherine Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great walking tour, very informative. It's one thing to see the sights but to understand the history takes it to a different level

Victor R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great introduction tour to the city. in this tour you cover a lot of what the city has to offer. A great tour if you are in the city for a day only,

Alexander A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Scott was very eloquent and efficient in expressing his vast knowledge of history and subject matter. Great guide to have on a tour like this. The tour itself was helpful to get oriented in the city, with nice overview of main attractions. It even based longer than advertised, which was good, as it allowed ample time to explore on your own.

Pamela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our Australian guide, Scott, was fabulous. Punctual, informative, helpful and friendly. A great walking tour!

William W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A good background of the area and overview of the sights. The tour doesn't take you into the churches or castle which would make it too long, but this was a great starting point for seeing where to go back and spend time. The guide was knowledgeable and fun.

Ben F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour. We missed the first half of the old town, but can't wait to go back. Easy to work with and great information.

Floyd S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our guide, Scott was outstanding, very knowledgeable and personal. His insights were very much appreciated.The old town was magnificent.

cathie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

fantastic , the guide was very knowledgeable - would highly recommend !

Colleen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was a really interesting way to see the old town. We saw lots of places that we wanted to visit on the rest of our trip. I highly recommend it for the first day of your trip to get your bearings and learn things you wouldn't walking around on your own. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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