Western Nuremberg Tour (Self Guided), Nuremberg

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.
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Western Nuremberg Tour Map

Guide Name: Western Nuremberg Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Nuremberg (See other walking tours in Nuremberg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Author: Ella
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Rochus Cemetery
  • Rosenau Park
  • Jewish Cemetery
  • Nuremberg Tribunal Building
  • Johannisfriedhof (St. John's Cemetery)
  • Hesperidengaerten (Baroque Gardens)
  • Friedenskirche (Peace Church)
St. Rochus Cemetery

1) St. Rochus Cemetery

St. Rochus Cemetery, located in the Gostenhof quarter, was created in the 1510s for victims of the plague epidemic of 1517-18. To avoid spreading the disease, city authorities decided to build the cemetery at some distance from the city, outside the city wall. The cemetery was finally consecrated on March 21, 1519. St. Rochus Chapel, a small church, was built in 1520, designed by architect Hans Beheim the Elder, who also built a chapel for Johannisfriedhof, another old cemetery in Nuremberg.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Rosenau Park

2) Rosenau Park

Going down Barenschanzstrasse, you’ll see the small but picturesque Rosenau Park. It’s a nice place to take a walk or relax on its benches. It features a number of playgrounds, small fountains and cafés as well.
Jewish Cemetery

3) Jewish Cemetery

Nuremberg’s old Jewish cemetery is located on Barenschanzstrasse. Founded in the 13th century, it has been destroyed several times. Many tombstones were confiscated after World War II for the city’s reconstruction.
Nuremberg Tribunal Building

4) Nuremberg Tribunal Building

The Nuremberg Trials, a series of military tribunals held by the Allied forces of World War II, prosecuted many prominent members of the political, military and economic leadership of Nazi Germany. The trials were held from 1945 to 1946 at the Palace of Justice. The first and best known of these trials was the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal, which tried 22 of the most important captured leaders of Nazi Germany. Nuremberg was considered the ceremonial birthplace of the Nazi Party, and hosted annual propaganda rallies. It was thus a fitting place to mark the party's symbolic demise. The spacious Palace of Justice was largely undamaged in the war.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Johannisfriedhof (St. John's Cemetery)

5) Johannisfriedhof (St. John's Cemetery)

Also known as Rose Cemetery for its numerous decorative rosebushes, this is Nuremberg’s most famous cemetery. Many famous people, such as Albrecht Dürer, Hans Sachs and other outstanding citizens are buried here. A small 14th century red brick church stands in the cemetery, which was luckily not destroyed by the air raid in World War II. It has a 16th century altar created by an apprentice of Dürer.
Hesperidengaerten (Baroque Gardens)

6) Hesperidengaerten (Baroque Gardens)

Hesperidengaerten (Baroque Gardens) is located 150 meters south of Friedskirche. These small charming gardens, dating back to the 17th century, were named after the Greek mythological nymphs, the Hesperides. It houses numerous sculptures, a sundial and fountains, the most famous of which is the Four Seasons Fountain. It’s a great place to wander down the paths enjoying its carefully trimmed bushes and small statues.
Friedenskirche (Peace Church)

7) Friedenskirche (Peace Church)

Two blocks from Villa Emil Kohn, you’ll find Friedenskirche (Peace Church) on Palm Square. It is the youngest of the city’s churches. Built in 1928, it was destroyed in the 1944 air raid and reconstructed in 1952. The 15th century Peringsdörfer altar is one of this Neo-Gothic churches most valuable items.

Walking Tours in Nuremberg, Germany

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Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.1 Km or 5.7 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Southeastern Nuremberg Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 Km or 4.3 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles