The old imperial city on the Pegnitz is a treasure trove. A look around brings nearly 1,000 years o f history to life. At the centre of the old city, the paths lead along ancient cobblestones to the treasures of local history.

Easily reachable by foot with a good pair of shoes, rambling through the romantic lanes and alleyways turns into an exciting journey through time. You’ll pass beautiful half-timbered homes and idyllic squares, walk along the Pegnitz then up to the imposing Imperial Castle or along the city ramparts with their massive defence towers.

The enormous variety of art, culture and museums delights visitors and the well-established gastronomy scene invites you to try a little of everything from the original Nuremberg bratwursts to the finest Italian cuisine. Nuremberg is a harmonious blend of nearly 1,000 years of history and the 21st century. Exciting, entertaining and – if you prefer – educational.

City Facts

  • Location

    Second largest city in Bavaria.

  • Population

    About 510,000

  • Size

    186 km²

  • Public transport

    Well-built network of commuter and underground trains, as well as trams and busses.

  • Climate

    Central European transitional climate.

  • Best time to visit

    The temperatures are most comfortable in spring and autumn. Summer can often bring plenty of humidity with some heavy storms.

  • Good to know

    Try to visit the popular «Christkindlesmarkt» Christmas market during the week if possible, because it becomes extremely crowded at weekends.

  • Nice to know

    The Nuremberg bratwurst is protected by law and may only be made in the Nuremberg area and sold as such.

  • Airport

    Nuremberg Airport; 5 km north of the city centre.

  • Bus

    Busses leave for the city centre from Terminal 1.

  • Metro

    The underground train line U2 goes from the airport to the central railway station. It’s a 12-minute trip.

  • Taxi

    There are taxis available around the clock and the ride into the city takes about 15 minutes.