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  • 1 Germanisches Nationalmuseum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Kartäusergasse 1 D - 90402 Nürnberg

    This museum owns millions of objects, of which 20,000 are on permanent display, making it the most important art and antiquities museum in Germany. The art gallery exhibits works by Albrecht Dürer and other masters of the German Renaissance. Other co..

  • 2 Former Nazi Party rally grounds Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bayernstr. 110 D - Nürnberg

    Few towns have had to face up to the history of national socialism as much as Nuremberg. The buildings still standing today on the former rally grounds of the Nazi party testify to the régime's delusions of grandeur. The documentation centre opened i..

  • 3 Dürer's House endash Nuremberg Interesting

    Museums and art

    Albrecht-Dürer-Str. 39 D - 90403 Nürnberg

    This 15C bourgeois house is at the foot of the fortifications. Dürer bought it in 1509 and lived here until his death in 1528. The interior, with its sober furniture, tells the visitor all about the artist's life. An audio-visual presentation guides ..

  • 4 Church of St Sebald - Nuremberg Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Bergstr. D - 90403 Nürnberg

    This church, with a double choir, was built in 13C and enlarged in 14C. The distinction between the Romanesque (median and lateral naves) and Gothic (hall choir and deambulatory) is clear. The sobriety of the western façade, with Romanesque portals, ..

  • 5 The Beautiful Fountain - Nuremberg Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hauptmarkt D - 90403 Nürnberg

    With its 40 figures (copies), this 14C Gothic fountain that stands on the marketplace is one of the curiosities of Nuremberg. At the top of the pyramid, you can see Moses and the Prophets and below, the seven Prince electors and a series of nine hero..

  • 6 Our Lady's Church - Nuremberg Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Hauptmarkt D - 90403 Nürnberg

    This Gothic church was built under Charles IV in the 14C as a court chapel. The ornamental clock (situated underneath the balcony) commemorates the bestowing of the Golden Bull in 1356 - it shows the parade of the seven Prince electors before the emp..

  • 7 Toy Museum - Nuremberg Interesting

    Museums and art

    Karlstr. 13-15 D - 90402 Nürnberg

    This museum is housed in a 17C bourgeois house. The doll's houses, tin figurines and model train sets show the important role played by Nuremberg in the toy industry.

  • 8 Church of St Lawrence Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Karolinenstr. D - 90402 Nürnberg

    This Gothic Church (13-14C) was enlarged in the 15C with the addition of a large hall choir. In the nave, two masterpieces attract the attention - the crucifix on the pulpit and the Angelic Salutation by Veit Stoss. You will also see the Gothic cibor..

  • 9 Nuremberg Fortifications Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vestnertorgraben D - 90408 Nürnberg

    The 15C fortifications have remained almost intact with 67 defence towers, of which four great towers date back to the 16C. You can walk from the gardens to the castle (Burggarten).

  • 10 Tiergärtner Gate Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Tiergärtnerplatz D - 90403 Nürnberg

    The half-timbered houses around the picturesque square at Tiergärtnertor were the least badly hit by the ravages of the Second World War. The statue of St George decorates Pilatushaus. Opposite, on the other side of the square, is the half-timbered A..

  • 11 Fembo Municipal Museum

    Museums and art

    Burgstrasse 15 D - 90317 Nürnberg

    The Museum of the Fembo House is in a Renaissance building of sandstone with a gable decorated with scrolls, cones and obelisks. It tells of domestic life in patrician houses in Nuremberg and the history of the city.

  • 12 Nuremberg Hospital

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Museumsbrücke D - 90403 Nürnberg

    This 14 -15C building crosses part of the Pegnitz. A gracious oriel window decorates the façade on the Museumsbrücke. The upper courtyard with its wide sandstone arcades gives an idea of what were previously patrician dwellings.

  • 13 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Aus der Burg D - 90403 Nürnberg

    The old Castle of the Burgraves was completed in the 12C by the Kaiserburg. The current look of the castle, sitting on its sandstone rock, dates back to the 15 and 16C. From the exterior court and the keep, there is an exceptional view of the old tow..

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