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.
After greeting your guide at a central location, you’ll embark on a relaxed stroll of Nuremberg’s old town. On this scenic amble, you’ll admire timber-framed houses, cobbled streets and the picturesque River Pegnitz.
Delve into Nuremburg’s history as you stroll around Nuremburg Castle (Kaiserburg): hear tales of emperors, saints and sinners and admire the elaborate, half-timbered façade of the Albrecht Dürer House. Additionally, you’ll learn of Nuremberg’s association with the Third Reich and the city’s Nazi history.
Marvel at the spire of St Lawrence Church, a building that was almost demolished during World War II, and then capture photographs outside of Schöner Brunnen — a replica of a 14th-century water feature.
After strolling through Nuremburg Castle’s (Kaiserburg) imperial courtyards, immerse yourself in the bustling ambience of Hauptmarket — Nuremberg’s bustling central square — to learn about the world-famous Christmas market held there.
Here, bid your guide a fond farewell and continue exploring independently.
Good guide and good itinerary and good value.
The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting in the time period of the area. He could answer any questions and explain in wonderful detail. It was fabulous. Thank you. Peg of California
This tour was very informative and enjoyable. Our guide made it very interesting. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.
Robert W Australia
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.
Tour guide was very helpful and informative. Catered for everyone in the group. Guide provided very interesting facts and history throughout the tour.
We were expecting a tour guide, but were given headsets, so didn't have any opportunity to ask questions/ask for things to be repeated etc.
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.
I am unhappy to rank this tour so badly, but honestly I expected much more. The tour was supposed to take 2 hours, well.. It started sligthly late due to a strike of DB, ok.. Our tour guide was not as informative as I expected from a professional since I am a guide too, I am quite aware of what to expect.. Just for example standing next to a busy road instead of making 20 steps further from it to make sure that everyone could hear me, cmon, just use your common sense!.. He was not able to answer some questions which I did not find so difficult. I counted time we spent on tour 11:25am - 1pm when we were leaving a nice view at the castle and which was more or less the end of the tour - 2 hours, seriously?.. I agreed on with some other tourists that this tour was not worth spending money on, I prefer free walking tours in other big cities where you can just leave if you do not like it without paying, since this does not evaluate the quality of a guide.. I am highly disappointed and next time I would prefer doing it on my own using a guidebook..
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