Western Nuremberg Tour, Nuremberg (Self Guided)

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: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: Ella
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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BMF Museum

5) BMF Museum

The BMF Museum was opened on the site of an old metalworking factory, which had been founded in 1902. In the former factory you can trace the development of the business and the tableware culture over the last century. There is also a small bar in the factory building.

Operation hours: Thursday, Friday: 2 pm - 6 pm
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Johannisfriedhof (St. John's Cemetery)

6) 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.
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Hesperidengaerten (Baroque Gardens)

7) 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.
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Friedenskirche (Peace Church)

8) 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.
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Villa Emil Kohn Gesellschaft Museum

9) Villa Emil Kohn Gesellschaft Museum

Located at 10 Campestrasse you’ll find the charming Baroque style Villa Emil Kohn. It belonged to respected Jewish banker Emil Kohn and his large family. In 1938 the villa was expropriated by the Nazi Party and the owners of the house were deported to the concentration camp in Riga, where they vanished. In 1955 the villa was purchased by the Society of Museums, who carried out renovations of what has become today a landmark of the city’s architecture.

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 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
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
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
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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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

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.