Shopping Tour in Nuremberg Altstadt (Self Guided), Nuremberg

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.
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Shopping Tour in Nuremberg Altstadt Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour in Nuremberg Altstadt
Guide Location: Germany » Nuremberg (See other walking tours in Nuremberg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Author: Ella
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lebkuchen Frauenholz
  • Christkindlesmarkt (Nuremberg Christmas Market)
  • Mandy Shoes & Accessories
  • Trodelmarkt
  • Müller
Lebkuchen Frauenholz

1) Lebkuchen Frauenholz

Lebkuchen Frauenholz, a bakery famous for its gingerbread, has a special place in the city’s history. Be sure to check out this little shop where you can taste and buy freshly baked Nuremberg gingerbread and honey as well.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
Christkindlesmarkt (Nuremberg Christmas Market)

2) Christkindlesmarkt (Nuremberg Christmas Market) (must see)

Christkindlesmarkt takes place during Advent in the Hauptmarkt, the central square in Nuremberg’s old town, and in adjoining squares and streets. With about two million visitors a year, it 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 on December 24, unless that day is a Sunday.

Historians assume that the market has its origins in traditional sales at the weekly market between 1610 and 1639 and that it gradually evolved into an independent market. Originally, the market opened on Thomas’ Day, December 4. Due to the large number of visitors, opening day was rescheduled to the Friday before the start of Advent in 1973 and has remained so ever since.

In addition to the stalls where you can eat, drink and buy gifts, you will see a team of Clydesdale horses pulling a bright yellow stagecoach sponsored by the German Communications Museum. The inexpensive 10-minute ride around the market is and is available from 1 to 7pm daily.

Opening Hours:
Nov 27–Dec 24: 10am-9pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Mandy Shoes & Accessories

3) Mandy Shoes & Accessories

Mandy Shoes & Accessories is where you can find trendy shoes and accessories from world famous designers, such as Joop. It carries an especially wide selection of women’s footwear for all occasions.

Operation hours: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm.

4) Trodelmarkt

Trodelmarkt is a great 1,000 square meter flea market located between Karlsbrücke and Unschlittplatz. A variety of goods can be bought from its many vendors, including toys, jewelry and much more.

5) Müller

Obletter is one of the largest toy manufacturers in Germany. It has been a subsidiary of Müller since 1997. Müller on Königstraße is a large store that besides other Müller products, features a fantastic selection of toys, with anything from carved wooden dolls to video games. Be sure to visit this wonderful store to find the perfect gift for children or friends.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm

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.
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 or 5.7 Miles
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 or 0.9 Miles
Nuremberg Introduction Walking Tour

Nuremberg Introduction Walking Tour

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...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
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: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
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 or 4.3 Miles
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 or 2.4 Miles