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Nuremberg Cultural Tour (Self Guided), Nuremberg

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.
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Guide Name: Nuremberg Cultural Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Nuremberg (See other walking tours in Nuremberg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: Ella
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Burgtheatre
  • Albrecht Dürer Square
  • Statue of Hans Sachs
  • Municipal Library
  • Multiplex Kinozentrum Cinecitta
  • Nürnberg Clock Museum
  • Gallery of Contemporary Art (Kunsthalle Nürnberg)
  • Opera House and the Nuremberg State Theater

1) Burgtheatre

Burgtheatre, founded in 1979, is famous for its annual cabaret festivals, Nuremberg Kabarett-Tage, known all over Germany. Comedies, musical performances and poetry readings are also staged in this theater. It is a great place to see new actors performing alongside seasoned veterans.
Albrecht Dürer Square

2) Albrecht Dürer Square

Albrecht Dürer Square is dedicated to one of the most prominent citizens of Nuremberg. The statue of the famous artist in the center is especially worth seeing. One side of the square leads to St. Sebaldus Church and another to the Albrecht Dürer House.
Statue of Hans Sachs

3) Statue of Hans Sachs

The Richard Wagner opera “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” especially popular in the 1930s, was dedicated to the famous German folk signer, Hans Sachs, who settled in Nuremberg after long travels throughout Germany. The statue survived the bombing of Nuremberg in 1945, though the buildings around it were destroyed.
Municipal Library

4) Municipal Library

Nuremberg’s Municipal Library contains over 10,000 books, some of which were confiscated from Jews by the Nazis and some donated by the city’s Jewish community. These rare books are marked by their former owners. It also has medieval manuscripts, incunabulum and other unique works.
Multiplex Kinozentrum Cinecitta

5) Multiplex Kinozentrum Cinecitta

Multiplex Kinozentrum Cinecitta, Germany’s largest hi-tech cinema complex, has 21 theaters, most of which are underground. Its IMAX films are projected onto 1,000 meter square domes. It contains restaurants, bars and terraces with a great view of the Old Town.
Nürnberg Clock Museum

6) Nürnberg Clock Museum

Nuremberg is famous for being the home of portable spring-driven clocks. The Nuremberg Egg, invented by Peter Henlein in 1524, and the wonderful collection of Karl Gebhardt, who invented the radio-controlled watch, can be seen in the Nuremberg Clock Museum. It is located in a building of the Nuremberg Academy, near the Municipal Library in the historical part of the city.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
Gallery of Contemporary Art (Kunsthalle Nürnberg)

7) Gallery of Contemporary Art (Kunsthalle Nürnberg)

The Gallery of Contemporary Art, located on Lorenzer Strasse, was opened in 1913 and dedicated to exhibiting the works of contemporary Franconian and local artists. Since 1997 this gallery presents German artists according to special themes and trends.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm; Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Opera House and the Nuremberg State Theater

8) Opera House and the Nuremberg State Theater

The beautiful Opera House, built in 1905, has the biggest stage in the country. In 1959, additions were made to the premises for performances of the Blue Box and chamber concerts. It features wonderful ballet performances, operas and theater productions. In 2003, it became the State Theater.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
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Travel Distance: 7.0 Km or 4.3 Miles
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