Nuremberg is the second-largest city in Bavaria and ranks #14 in terms of size in Germany overall.
It has a population of more than half a million in the city administrative area alone and the metropolitan region, which includes the neighbouring towns of Fürth, Schwabach and Erlangen, increases the number of inhabitants to 3.5 million.
Despite the size of the city, Nuremberg really is one of the 'must-see' destinations in the southern part of Germany. It has bucketloads of history and culture and boasts its own famous culinary specialities and events.
Nuremberg - Try These Things To Do
- Get a great view over the Old Town
Climb to the top of the tower at Nuremberg Castle and take in the panorama over the city with the spires of the Sebald church and Lorenz church and the surrounding countryside.
- Munch on Nuremberg's traditional street snack
You will see the sausage stands all over the centre of the city. Try ordering 'Drei im Weggla' (which means 'three in a bun' in Nuremberg dialect) and you will get three small but very tasty local sausages in a crusty roll. Add mustard if you wish...
- Take a train out to the former Nazi Party rally grounds
Nuremberg history features a very dark period, but the
stroll around the former parade area and lakes is both interesting and scenic. A visit to the Documentation Centre adds background for those who are interested.
- Explore the Nuremberg beer cellars
Not the 'Bierkellers', although that is a possibility afterwards, but the rock tunnels carved out of sandstone where beer was once stored after it was brewed. The local beer is known as 'Rotbier' ('red beer', apparently similar to Vienna lager).
- Visit one of Nuremberg's many museums
From the local history of the Stadtmuseum
to the motorbikes and printing works at the Museum for Industrial Culture to the art and culture of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum
(Museum of German Cultural History) to the fun of the Toy Museum.
More details about the history of the city and sights to see during a visit is available on our information page:
Nuremberg is not only popular as a tourist destination but is also a thriving economic centre and, as such, can boast a wide range of accommodation. Transport information and hotel details are located on our travel page:
Nuremberg Hotels & Travel
Our Places To See page offers a series of shots of the city with short descriptions:
Our culinary specialities page will give you a little bit more information about some of the Franconian delights to be found in the city:
Food & Drink in Nuremberg
Map of Nuremberg