Nuremberg, Germany (Nürnberg):
Settled In: 1000 AD (Celts in 400 BC)
Officially Founded: 1105 AD (Free Imperial City in 1219 AD)
Language: German, but basic English gets you by.
Suggested Stay: 2-3 Full Days with overnight stay
Straight North of Munich, along the Medieval trade route called Castle Road, sits the beautiful city of Nuremburg (Nürnberg). While it was over shadowed by nearby Rothenburg early on, Nuremburg blossomed from 1400-1600 (the German Renaissance) to be one of the coolest cities in the Middle Ages. The city was often called the ‘unofficial capital’ of the Holy Roman Emperor because Nuremburg was where many rulers wanted to go every chance they got. The desire to travel to Nuremburg stemmed from the city’s beautiful and and strong fortifications. The hilltop Nuremburg Castle and mighty wall circling the entire town made the Imperial City a Medieval force. Our Nuremburg travel guide will take you to the castle and around many other historical sights.
During WW2, Nuremburg became a Nazi stronghold which led to the bombing of many of the Medieval sites around town. The village was later where many of the Nazi leaders famously went on trial after the war was over. City a population of over 3 million people, the core of Old Town Nuremburg has been tastefully restored since the war to keep the medieval vibe alive. The compact city center is truly a delight even if you only have one day to visit. Don’t be confused by all of the spellings of Nuremberg which is listed as Nürnberg in German but also commonly misspelled as Nurenberg or Nuremburg. Our guide covers many visitor tips like this, to help make sure you enjoy your visit to Nuremburg Germany!
Top Things To Do In Nuremburg:
2. Old Town Walking Tour