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From Munich: Nuremberg Day Trip by Train

1. From Munich: Nuremberg Day Trip by Train

In Nuremberg the Third Reich strutted in all of its pomp in the city’s grandiose marching grounds, and years later an international war crimes tribunal held that same Nazi leadership accountable for its actions. There is much more to see here, however. This is an old and beautiful city with a rich and vibrant history. You’ll see the massive medieval fortifications of the striking old town, magnificent gothic churches, colorful marketplaces, and the hilltop castle of the old imperial city. Your expert guide will accompany you on the 90-minute train journey from and to Munich, and provide a comprehensive tour through Nuremburg. The city’s history is fascinating. It was the unofficial capital of the First Reich, or the first Germanic Empire, which dominated central Europe for a thousand years. It was here that the Imperial Diet of the Holy Roman Empire was hosted. It was a center of cultural and intellectual vitality at the crossroads of major imperial trade routes. Nuremburg also played a key role in the Reformation, and in the printing and scientific revolutions that shaped the modern world.

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds: Entry Ticket

2. Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds: Entry Ticket

Visit the Documentation Center at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, which are currently being remodeled. Explore an interim exhibition that provides a comprehensive picture of the history of the site and of the Nazi Party Rallies. The National Socialists held their Party Rallies in Nuremberg from 1933 to 1938. Even today, the remnants of the huge structures they built bear witness to how these propaganda shows were staged. Signboards dispersed throughout the Rally Grounds themselves – which spread across some 4 square kilometers or 1.5 square miles – explain the history of various local destinations in German and English.

Nuremberg: Guided BYO Bike Tour

3. Nuremberg: Guided BYO Bike Tour

Explore the city of Nuremberg by bike and admire the many sights. You can drive around almost the entire of the old Medieval wall, and visit the place of the Nuremberg trials and the former Nazi party rally grounds. You will learn about the treasure chest of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nations, and ride around almost the entire old medieval wall. Passing through the green lung of Nuremberg, you will encounter the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds, where you can see the contemporary witnesses of the National Socialists' megalomania. A detour to the location of the Nuremberg Trials must not be missed. The tours usually take place on well-maintained bike paths, and travel at a comfortable pace. You can look forwards to a nice bike tour, with a maximum of 15 participants.

From Munich: Nazi Rally Grounds & Nuremberg Old Town Tour

4. From Munich: Nazi Rally Grounds & Nuremberg Old Town Tour

Join a Private Guide on the streets of Nuremberg to discover the historic sites that bore witness to the rise and fall of the Nazi Party. Learn about the events and personalities that shaped the history of Third Reich and examine the causes, context and consequences of Nazi ideology. Discover the secrets of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds! The 7–hour option includes return train tickets from Munich to Nuremberg. Upon arrival at Nuremberg, you will meet your 5-Star Local Guide and set off on a guided city tour. The itinerary will focus on sites related to Adolf Hitler, the Nazi Party and World War II. One of the main highlights will be a visit to the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. This is where Nazi party members and supporters organized annual mass parades from 1933 to 1939. Public transport tickets are included for your convenience. See the infamous Zeppelinfeld and the Congress Hall, which is the largest preserved National Socialist monumental building. The expert commentary from your Private Guide will help you understand Nuremberg’s role as the host of Nazi propaganda events. As you explore Nuremberg Old Town, you will also learn about the Nuremberg Trials, during which many prominent German Nazi politicians and military leaders were tried for war crimes and the Holocaust. You will see mediaeval and Gothic highlights such as the Imperial Castle of the Holy Roman Empire, St Sebald Church, Town Hall, Frauenkirche, St Lorenz Church and the mediaeval village Handwerkerhof. At the end of your guided tour, you will hop on the train returning to Munich, where your 5-Star Driver will be waiting to drop you off at your accommodation by private car.

Zeppelin Field: Nazi Propaganda Center Tour

5. Zeppelin Field: Nazi Propaganda Center Tour

This tour starts in front of the Frauenkirche in the Hauptmark of Nuremberg. Accompanied by a guide specialized in the subject, you will travel by bus to the Nazi party rally ground where your tour begins with the discovery of the Luitpoldhain. Venture into the space where Hitler's Putsch was remembered every year, a place where the SS and SA performed their ceremonies. You will also visit the Congress Hall, and marvel at the colossal structure.  Walk along the Grosse Strasse where parades of the German army once formed. Finally, venture to the Zeppelin Field, and walk amongst a site of major historical significance.

Nuremberg: Silbersee and Große Straße District Phone Game

6. Nuremberg: Silbersee and Große Straße District Phone Game

Uncover hidden facts about city sites in Nuremberg with this smartphone game. Solve riddles as you make you way thorugh the Große Straße district and unlock facts and stories about the sights you see.  Mix the excitement of a smartphone game with a city tour. Press 'Start' and begin your adventure as part of the Sir Peter Morgan Academy. Let an audio clip by Sir Peter Morgan immerse you in this experience and introduce you to the game. Choose to play alone or with a group of friends. Walk along the shores of lake Silbersee and see the biggest preserved national socialist monumental building at the Nuremberg Congress Hall. Put your knowledge to the test in order to progress and obtain the coveted badges. Complete all the tasks to receive a summary of your game and a code to collect your award. Compete with Sir Peter Morgan's other contenders on the leaderboard.

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What people are saying about Nuremberg

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 93 reviews

This tour had just the right balance between the city of Nurnberg and it’s history and then in the afternoon learning about things associated with Hitler and the third Reich. Our guide Achim was absolutely amazing with a PhD in history! We would highly recommend this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it but with a disclaimer that it is quite a bit of walking. We rode the train, a city bus and a shuttle and it was all very well planned.

The tour was very informative. Bernd guided us safely through the Nuremberg highlights. You get a great impression of the city by bike. Bernd adapted perfectly to our pace. He knew the answers to all the questions we asked him. We highly recommend The Tour

Such a beautiful city. If you’re in nearby Munich then definitely set a day aside to take a visit to this amazing town rich with history!

Good day out with lots of information about the old town and nazi rally grounds. Easy train ride to and from Nuremberg

It was a great city with the well-established city tour! Thanks!