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Nuremberg: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

1. Nuremberg: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

The prosperous city of Nuremberg provided the ideal basis for an active cultural and intellectual life, as well as a lively arts scene. Even today, numerous buildings, monuments and artworks still reflect the city's former importance. Your guide will provide information and insights on the churches, castle, and fountains you see, as well as on the city itself, past and present. You will also visit the Main Market Square.

Nuremberg: Historischer Kunstbunker WWII Art Bunker Tour

2. Nuremberg: Historischer Kunstbunker WWII Art Bunker Tour

Discover the rescue operation that saved artworks like works of Albrecht Dürer on this guided tour of the Historischer Kunstbunker in Nuremberg's Old Town. Find out which artworks survived the WWII bombings that destroyed 90 percent of the medieval Old Town. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Historischer Kunstbunker and begin your tour of the museum. Gain insight into how the Nazis used this space to preserve pricesless of works like the Altarpiece of Veit Stoss, the automaton clock from the Frauenkirche, and the Codex Manesse. Uncover how this cellar was used to store beer in medieval times. Hear about how Nuremberg was reduced to rubble in WWII and then rebuilt after the war.

Nuremberg: Medieval Dungeons Entry Ticket and Audioguide

3. Nuremberg: Medieval Dungeons Entry Ticket and Audioguide

Discover a world of crime and punishment while exploring the medieval dungeons below the old city hall. Learn about torture during the middle ages, what kind of punishments were used, and what the prisoners had to endure in the remand prison until they confessed, guilty or not. Being thrown into the dungeon was basically a death sentence in the middle ages. Find out why as you explore the medieval dungeons in the vaulted cellars of Nuremberg's old city hall. From the fourteenth century, the dungeons were used to hold and question prisoners pending judgment. Walk through the twelve small cells, check out the most original furnishings, and visit the torture chamber to gain an insight into what happened here during those dark times.

Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Walking Tour

4. Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Walking Tour

On this 4-hour tour an expert English-speaking guide will take you to see Nuremberg’s Imperial Castle, where German Emperors ruled. See Gothic churches with awe-inspiring works by the most talented German artists in history, and the area where colorful markets have been held for nearly 700 years. Take a break for lunch in the marketplace before boarding the bus for the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds. The largest Third Reich buildings left in the world still silently testify to the megalomania of a madman. You'll see where stormtroopers paraded, and where Adolf Hitler personally inspected columns of SS men and performed pseudo-religious cult rituals before the saluting masses. Learn how Nuremberg deals with this dark part of its past today. After the war, at the Nuremberg trials, many of these same men would finally face justice and the gallows before the eyes of the world. The tour ends in front of the Third Reich Documentation Center Museum, which you might like to visit (entrance fee not included).

Nuremberg: 1.5-Hour Private Tour through Historical Old Town

5. Nuremberg: 1.5-Hour Private Tour through Historical Old Town

Explore Nuremburg, one of the largest German cities during the Middle Ages at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Learn more about the famous personality of the city: Dürer was born in Nuremberg, created his work here, and was buried here. Hans Sachs also created his works in Nuremberg and Martin Behaim made the first globe here. Even the first railway line in Germany went from Nuremberg to Fürth. In addition, the first pencils were invented here. Experience an informative tour through the romantic old town of Nuremberg with a knowledgeable guide and discover the main attractions of the city, such as Albrecht Dürer's House, Nuremberg Castle, Tiergärtnertorplatz, and the Hauptmarkt with the beautiful fountain and the Frauenkirche.

Nuremberg 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour in English

6. Nuremberg 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour in English

Enjoy an English-speaking 2-hour guided walk in a beautiful and prosperous medieval walled city. Nuremberg has been a center of the Holy Roman Empire, cradle of the German Renaissance, temple city of the Third Reich, and home to both the Nuremberg Nazi rallies and Nuremberg trials. Your guide will show you where German Emperors were crowned, where saints are buried, where the most famous and talented German artisans in history created awe-inspiring works, and where colorful and lively markets have taken place for nearly 7 centuries. Explore the enchanting Old Town that features fantastic regional food and drink and the greatest Christmas Market in Germany. Although the Christmas Market is held in December, Christmas shopping is available throughout the year. Nuremberg is the perfect city for a walking tour. Most of the Old Town is a pedestrian zone, and the tour is conducted at an easy pace.

Nuremberg: Tour of Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds

7. Nuremberg: Tour of Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Immerse yourself in the dark history of Nuremberg and learn all about the days of National Socialism. See the uncompleted buildings intended to be masterpieces alongside the Colosseum and Zeppelin Field, reminders to this day of the megalomania. The head architect of National Socialism, Albert Speer, had planned a gigantic assembly and demonstration area for up to 400,000 people in the southeast of the city. The area has become famous for the Nuremberg Trials in 1946. On this tour, see the former Nazi party rally grounds and the unfinished congress hall, walk along the great streets and hear incredible yet true stories.

Nuremberg: Historic Third Reich Tour in Spanish

8. Nuremberg: Historic Third Reich Tour in Spanish

For centuries, Nuremberg was the secret capital of the Holy German Roman Empire and was chosen to be the propaganda center of the Third Reich. Hitler considered Nuremberg as the heir to Germanic traditions and wanted to continue the legacy of the powerful Germanic Empire of the Middle Ages within the Nazi regime.  In this city, the famous Nuremberg laws were written by Wilhelm Frick. One of the regime's greatest exponents of anti-Semitism, Julius Streicher, owner and promoter of the weekly newspaper Der Stürmer, also worked here. The city acquired the title of German city par excellence, being presented as the most loyal locality to the regime among all. Among other points, this tour will cover things such as the congresses of the Nazi Party, the Nuremberg Trials, National Socialist demonstrations, the Jewish quarter in Nuremberg and anti-semitism, the Zeppelin Field and the Flossenburg concentration camp, and more.

Nuremberg: WWII Guided Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

9. Nuremberg: WWII Guided Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Contemplate the past on this WWII history walking tour in Nuremberg. Discover historic sites like the Luitpold Arena and the Nuremberg Congress Hall, the the biggest preserved national socialist monumental building.  Be picked up from your accommodation in Nuremberg in a comfortable vehicle and taken to the starting point of your tour. View the Nuremberg Palace of Justice and purchase a ticket to Courtroom 600 where the International Military Tribunal tried Nazi war criminals. Stroll through the southeast corner of Nuremberg where there are still structures standing from the Nazi regime. View the immense proportions of the Nuremberg Congress Hall which still serves as a vivid testimony to the megalomania of the National Socialist party. View the Nazi rally grounds of Zeppelin field and the Luitpold Arena which was meant to be an impressive backdrop for party rallies. Pass by the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds Museum. Return to your accommodation after your tour.

Nuremberg: Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour with Pickup

10. Nuremberg: Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour with Pickup

Visit important Third Reich locations on a World War II guided tour in Nuremberg. Visit the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and learn about the history of this important site from your guide. See the Great Road, Zeppelinfeld, and much more. Begin your tour with a convenient pickup from your hotel and head towards the southeast of the city where the Nazi Party Rally Grounds are located. From 1933 to 1938 these grounds served as the location for the National Socialist party rallies in Nuremberg. See the Zeppelinfeld, the unfinished Congress Hall, and the Great Road, a stretch of road nearly 2 kilometers long that was built to host parades but was never used. You'll also get to see the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the site of the Nuremberg trials. The Palace of Justice was chosen to host the trials since it was almost undamaged and offered sufficient space and a large prison complex.  At the end of your tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Nuremberg.

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4.6 / 5

based on 259 reviews

The experience was particularly good, Jason did an excellent job taking us around the Rally Grounds and Nuremberg. Although the weather didn't help us to enjoy the tour more, Jason changed the order of the visits, which turned out to be a better option.

Our walking tour guide Elisabeth was great - very knowledgable, and personable. She was equipped with a notebook full of photographs, maps, and diagrams. Very informative. And she gave us more of her time than the fours promised.

Fantastic guide! Beautiful city! Don’t miss this tour!

Hannes was an excellent guide - really fantastic tour

Well arranged tour and good service from the staff.