Nuremberg Cultural Tour, Nuremberg (Self Guided)

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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Nuremberg Cultural Tour Map

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
Author: Ella

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 - Sunday: 8 am - 8 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.

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 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
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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Nuremberg for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Nuremberg has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Nuremberg, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.