Key figures Nuremberg and Metropolitan Region
Area (2023): 186.4 km2 (21,800 km2)
Population (2023): 541,000 (3.6 m.)
Workforce (2023): 318.000 (1,5 m.)
Companies: 25,000 (150,000)
Universities and research institutions: > 40 (> 70)
GDP: 31.1 Bn. (148.1 Bn.)
Percentage of exports: 53.2%
Overnight business stays (2023) 3.1 m. (> 15.9 m.)
*Figures in brackets refer to the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region
Discover Nuremberg and the exciting diversity of this Franconian metropolis. Our Quick Facts give you the most important figures, cultural highlights and first impressions:
Get to know Nuremberg
Nuremberg and its entire Metropolitan Region are one of the ten most dynamic economic regions in Europe, thanks to their high-innovation economic structure sustained by small and medium-sized businesses. Nuremberg is holding its own as a site for high tech, industry and innovative services, punching above its weight in economic output.
The Nuremberg Economic Region’s strong points are in the IT and medical industries, and in developing technological solutions for applications in energy, transport, and medicine. Get to know more about the reasons why Nuremberg is such a successful and attractive business and science location for hidden champions, start-ups and global players such as adidas and DATEV.
Discover activities in Nuremberg
Though Nuremberg is a city with a rich tradition, it lives in the present – this is not only evident in its urban landscape. At city festivals, for example, you can experience a colourful mixture of traditional Franconian elements and modern entertainment. A thematic guided tour or a visit to one of Nuremberg's many museums, on the other hand, creatively bring its history to life.
Numerous art and cultural venues offer a wide range of events throughout the year, from theatre and opera to poetry slams. International trade fairs and congresses at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre or music festivals such as Rock im Park attract guests from near and far. There is also a wide range of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts.
Make the most of your stay in Nuremberg by exploring the city and its region.