Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

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Imperial Castle of Nuremberg: Our most recommended tours and activities

Nuremberg: Private 1.5-Hour Tour with Brewery Visit

1. Nuremberg: Private 1.5-Hour Tour with Brewery Visit

Explore Nuremberg on a guided walk with a visit to a brewery. Discover the most beautiful sights in the city on foot including Albrecht Dürer's House and the Imperial Castle. Stroll past the main market square, where the annual Nuremberg Christmas Market is held, attracting up to 2 million visitors each time. Visit a microbrewery and taste delicious beers. Franken is known for its good beer and an unknown author once fittingly said: “Beer is among the most useful drinks, the tastiest foods, and the most pleasant drugs”. True to this motto, you can taste red beer, cool pale beer, or the house drink.

Nuremberg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Nuremberg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Explore Nuremberg at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Simply download the mp3 audio-guide and use the accompanying map to work out the best route for your journey. Discover the house of Albrecht Durer, one of the greatest painters and engravers Germany has ever produced, as well as stunning churches and fascinating museums. Visit sites such as Fleisch Bridge, The Church of Our Lady, The Altes Rathaus, and The Nuremberg Toy Museum. Learn more about the historic town hall featuring monumental painted frescoes, centuries-old architecture. Finish with a visit to Nuremberg’s crowning glory, towering above the city, the colossal Nuremberg Castle. Your tour. Your way.

Nuremberg: Traditional Food Tasting and Sightseeing Tour

3. Nuremberg: Traditional Food Tasting and Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a scenic culinary walking tour in the old town of Nuremberg. Experience local food and drink such as tasty pretzels and red beer. Get an insight into the many famous landmarks from your local guide. See highlights including the Craftsmen Courtyard and the main market square. Begin your tour at the famous sausage restaurant Bratwurst Glöcklein, taste mouth-watering sausages on the first of 5 culinary stops. Explore the old town and visit St. Lawrence Church, Hospital of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of Our Lady. Gaze at the intricate 14th-century fountain near the city hall, and see the Albrecht Durer Mansion. Tuck into local foods including Schäufele (a traditional roasted pork dish) and gingerbread. Finally, end your tour beneath the majestic Imperial Castle in a traditional restaurant.

Nuremberg: Medieval City Exploration Game

4. Nuremberg: Medieval City Exploration Game

Explore Nuremberg and its famous locations while playing an engaging phone game. Visit highlights of the city like St Lorenz Church, The Hole Prison, Kaiserburg Castle, and more. Start the game at St. Lorenz Church. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take between 3-3.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it.  You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, the Marriage Carousel.

Nuremberg: Medieval Ages Tour in Spanish

5. Nuremberg: Medieval Ages Tour in Spanish

Travel back in time to discover what everyday life was like in Nuremberg during the Middle Ages. During the tour you will learn about Nuremberg’s infamous witch trials, where hundreds of women were accused of witchcraft. Continue the journey through the dark remnants of this era with a visit to Trödelmarkt Island, where the city’s notorious executioner Franz Schmidt lived. Public executions and punishments were a daily occurrence during these times. As you walk through the city’s perfectly preserved cobblestones streets, your guide will share with you fantastical medieval tales of devils, knights on flying horses, and galactic aliens. This comprehensive city tour will allow a deep overview of the everyday life of citizens during the Middle Ages. Learn about their daily activities, their professions, and how medieval customs, which are still alive today, have shaped modern Nuremberg.

Nuremberg: Albrecht Dürer's Home & Old Town Guided Tour

6. Nuremberg: Albrecht Dürer's Home & Old Town Guided Tour

Step back in time and explore Renaissance painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer's house and the surrounding Old Town quarter, with an expert guide to lead the way.  Immerse yourself in the quaint rooms and quintessential medieval decor of Dürer's 1500s home. Visit the workshop where he created his masterpieces, and pause to admire his famous art proudly on display. Continue tracing Dürer's footsteps into the charming Old Town. Listen carefully as your guide shares facts and stories from Nuremberg's artistic and economic history, while you discover the hidden paths and quiet corners of this once-bustling hub for creativity. Consider extending your trip to have more time in the Old Town, including a private tour of the Kaiserburg Courtyards and the magnificent Imperial Castle gardens. 

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What people are saying about Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 85 reviews

Short, very nice tour that older people can do too. Only the ascent to the castle is a little strenuous, but our 76-year-old oldie has mastered it. From above you have a great view of Nuremberg. During the tour there are two opportunities to taste fantastic beers and a whiskey distillery is also visited. The guide was friendly and competent. We recommend.

This audio guide was great! Some of the directionals were vague, but I was easily able to navigate using my phone's map with the directions. Perfect way to see the Old Town of Nuremberg.

It was an amazing tour. It covered lot of details and I'm very impressed. Loved it and I would highly recommend the self guided tour.

Good introduction with preparation for spooky moments on the medieval tour.

Great principle, you can just pause and shop or shop !!