Nuremberg Castle, Nuremberg

Nuremberg Castle, Nuremberg (must see)

Nürnberger Burg is a group of medieval fortified buildings on a sandstone ridge dominating the city's historical center. Together with the city walls, is considered to be one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortifications. It represented the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire and the outstanding role of the Imperial City of Nuremberg. The complex comprises three sections: the imperial castle ("Kaiserburg"), some buildings of the Burgraves of Nuremberg ("Burggrafenburg"), and the municipal buildings of the Imperial City at the eastern site ("Reichsstädtische Bauten").

The castle was damaged in 1944-45, with only the Roman double chapel and the Sinwell Tower remaining entirely intact. After the World War, the castle was restored under the direction of Rudolf Esterer and Julius Lincke to its historical form, including the Luginsland tower which had been completely destroyed. It took some thirty years to complete the rebuilding and restoration to its present state.

Why You Should Visit:
Lovely castle grounds and the tour is well laid out to see everything. The audio guide is worth the extra fee to learn more about the history of what you'll discover.
The Sinwell tower offers beautiful views of Nuremberg along with comparison photos of the city after it was bombed to near total destruction in WWII.
The gardens on the backside of the castle are tranquil and lush, perfect for escaping the city.

Tip:
Go early in the morning as the place gets crowded as the day wears on.

Opening Hours:
[Kaiserburg] Daily: 9am-6pm (Apr-Sep); Daily: 10am-4pm (Oct-Mar); Last admission 30 mins before closing time
[Burggarten] Daily: 8am earliest - 8pm latest (Apr-Oct)
[Maria Sibylla Merian-Garten] Sun, Mon: 2-6pm (Apr-Sep); 2-4pm (Oct)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Nuremberg Castle on Map

Sight Name: Nuremberg Castle
Sight Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Nuremberg, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Nuremberg

Create Your Own Walk in Nuremberg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nuremberg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nuremberg Nightlife Tour

Nuremberg Nightlife Tour

Nuremberg offers a wide range of attractions and entertainment in the evening. Bars, restaurants, dance clubs, cinemas and cabaret are all part of the city’s vibrant nightlife, guaranteeing a lot of energy and good times.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Nuremberg Cultural Tour

Nuremberg Cultural Tour

Nuremberg has a rich cultural life with many events including concerts, music festivals and theatrical performances. The citizens of Nuremberg are proud of their cultural heritage and carefully preserve the works of their prominent figures.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Southeastern Nuremberg Tour

Southeastern Nuremberg Tour

Nuremberg is full of historical attractions. The southeastern portion of the city features extensive public parks, which host many events, and one of the biggest exhibition centers in Germany.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
Nuremberg City Center Tour

Nuremberg City Center Tour

Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bavaria, has a wonderful assortment of Middle Age and modern architecture. Considered the center of German humanism, it is also the birthplace of the German railway. It is the famous place where fascism was put on trial following World War II. Take this self-guided tour and enjoy the splendid views of this old city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Hitler's Nuremberg Tour

Hitler's Nuremberg Tour

Adolf Hitler referred to Nuremberg as the City of the Party Rallies, considering it the standard for German cities. The monumental Party Rally Grounds is located on a 24.5 hectare territory in southern Nuremberg. The huge buildings resemble ancient Roman architecture. Nowadays, this enormous complex represents the fall of the Third Reich.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Prior to WWII and the ensued military tribunals over the Nazi leaders, the north Bavarian city of Nuremberg had long made name for itself as the home of magnificent medieval architecture, comprising solid fortifications and stone towers of the Old Town, Kaiserburg Castle, Hauptmarkt (central square) complete with Frauenkirche, a 14th-century Gothic church, and more. If you are in Nuremberg, make time to explore these and other notable sights of the city with the help of this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km