Nuremberg City Center Tour, Nuremberg

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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Nuremberg City Center Tour Map

Guide Name: Nuremberg City Center Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Nuremberg (See other walking tours in Nuremberg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Author: Ella
Nuremberg Central Railway Station

1) Nuremberg Central Railway Station (must see)

Nuremberg Central Station (German: Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof) is the largest station in north Bavaria and belongs to the 20 stations in the highest category of importance allocated by DB Station&Service. The Hauptbahnhof is located on the southeastern perimeter of Nuremberg's Altstadt.

Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof, which had been originally built as in the neo-Gothic style, was rebuilt by the architect, Karl Zenger, in 1900 largely in the Neo-Baroque style. The most striking feature is the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Old City Wall (Koenigstor and Frauentorturm)

2) Old City Wall (Koenigstor and Frauentorturm) (must see)

The walls and gate to the Old Town are located opposite the Central Railway Station. Having stood for over 500 years, they are an impressive and powerful sight. There are a number of souvenir shops and small bars located...   view more
St. Martha's Church

3) St. Martha's Church

St. Martha’s Church, located on Königstrasse, not far from the gates of the Old Town, was consecrated in 1385. It once served as a shelter for pilgrims to Nürnberg. From 1572 to 1620, Nürnberger Meistersinger held meetings here and in 1800 it became a parish church for the city's Lutheran...   view more
St. Clara's Church

4) St. Clara's Church

Built in 1241, St. Clara’s Church was adopted by a Protestant congregation in 1591. In 1854 it became a Roman Catholic church. It houses a beautifully decorated altar with a wooden Madonna. Badly damaged during the 1945 bombing, it was reconstructed after the...   view more

5) Mauthalle

Mauthalle was constructed as Germany’s largest granary. This huge building also served as a customs house, and since 1897 it has been used for commercial purposes. Reconstructed in 1953, it now houses a...   view more
St. Lawrence's Church

6) St. Lawrence's Church (must see)

St. Lawrence is one of the most venerated saints of the Roman Catholic Church. Badly damaged during World War II and later rebuilt, it is now one of the most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. The church’s Gothic choir was designed by medieval master mason Konrad Roriczer in 1445.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Filmpalast Admiral

7) Filmpalast Admiral

Filmpalast Admiral, opened in 1957, is a cinema multiplex that contains five theaters, a café and a restaurant. It has been redesigned several times over the years and continues to provide quality entertainment featuring the latest technology in film...   view more
Museum Bridge

8) Museum Bridge

The best way to get to the Sebaldus area in the Old Town is to cross the river by the Museum Bridge (Museumsbruecke) using Königstrasse. This romantic view of the Old Town is lined with many houses dating back to the Middle Ages. The bridge leads directly to the main market and...   view more
Frauenkirche (Our Lady's Church)

9) Frauenkirche (Our Lady's Church) (must see)

The Frauenkirche, Church of Our Lady, stands on the eastern side of the main market. An example of brick Gothic architecture, it was built on the initiative of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor between 1352 and 1362, in place of the former Jewish synagogue, which was destroyed during the pogrom of 1349 (which followed an outbreak of Black Death).

The church contains many sculptures, some of them heavily restored. Numerous works of art from the Middle Ages are kept in the church, such as the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
City Marketplace

10) City Marketplace (must see)

Christkindlesmarkt, or the City Marketplace, is a Christmas market that is held annually in Nuremberg. It takes place during Advent in the Hauptmarkt, the central squaree in Nuremberg’s old town, and in adjoining squares and streets. With about two million visitors a year the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany and one of the most famous in the world. Every year the Christmas market begins on the Friday preceding the first Sunday in Advent and ends...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
City Hall (Rathaus)

11) City Hall (Rathaus)

The City Hall was constructed between the 14th and 17th centuries. The figures decorating the building symbolize Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome and the Roman Catholic Church. The torture chamber beneath the main building is also worth...   view more
St. Sebaldus Church

12) St. Sebaldus Church (must see)

St. Sebaldus Church is located at the Albrecht-Dürer-Platz, in front of the old city hall. It takes its name from Sebaldus, an 8th century hermit and missionary and patron saint of Nuremberg. It has been a Lutheran parish church since the Reformation. The construction of the building began in 1230s, the church achieved parish church status in 1255 and was completed by 1273-75. It was originally built as a Romanesque basilica with two choirs. The two towers were added in the 15th century. In the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
Kids Entertainment Tour in Nuremberg

Kids Entertainment Tour in Nuremberg

Nuremberg offers a wide variety of entertainment for children and adults. The city pays great attention to the cultural needs of its citizens and the development of the rising generation. The family oriented nature of the city provides many wonderful leisure activities for children.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Nuremberg Museums and Galleries Tour

Nuremberg Museums and Galleries Tour

Nuremberg houses a variety of history and art museums. Visitors can discover the city's history at Fembo House, explore the development of communications at the Transport and Communications Museum, enjoy art exhibits at the New Museum of Art and Design and return to one’s childhood at the Toy Museum.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
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
Shopping Tour in Nuremberg Altstadt

Shopping Tour in Nuremberg Altstadt

Historical Nuremberg attracts thousands of tourists each year. Known for its Christmas markets, beer, sausage, gingerbread and toys, the city center is rich in small shops and large markets. Just walk down Altstadt and you’ll find anything you want.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Western Nuremberg Tour

Western Nuremberg Tour

Western Nuremberg is known as the Johannis district. It features a number of parks, historical graveyards, beautiful Baroque houses and churches. Its charming gardens are great places to relax and enjoy nature, sculptures and fountains.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 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