Sightseeing & Leisure

Experience Nuremberg

Nuremberg offers a broad range of ways to spend time when you’re not at your event – sights like the picturesque Old Town with the city’s trademark castle; art and culture at a great many museums and other cultural institutions; a diverse assortment of events from the city centre to great event halls; or a laid-back shopping spree in the city centre, at small local shops, and at outlets in the immediate vicinity. Round off your stay in Nuremberg with regional culinary specialties and unique outdoor activities.

Pegnitz with Maxbrücke in Nuremberg

Tourist highlights

The Imperial Castle and Albrecht Dürer are indelibly associated with Nuremberg. But there are also many other interesting sights to be discovered. Easily done by foot in the Old Town, even if time is short.

Neues Museum Nuremberg


Albrecht Dürer’s legacy: Nuremberg’s cultural life reflects both tradition and modernity. Many different museums bring history to life, and theatres and other cultural events large and small offer inviting, enjoyable experiences.

Bardentreffen in Nuremberg


Musical events in a unique setting like the Bardentreffen “Bards’ Meeting” or “Rock in the Park” (RIP), along with traditional festivals and cultural events like “Blue Night” (Blaue Nacht) and the Christmas-season Christkindlesmarkt – Nuremberg’s calendar of events is packed tight with events all year round.

Business dinner in a restaurant

Good eating

Lots of people are probably acquainted with Nuremberg’s best-known specialties – its beer, bratwurst (Nuremberg sausages) and “Elisen” lebkuchen cakes (gingerbread). But the city’s rich selection of dining options includes not just traditional Franconian cooking, but trendy and gourmet restaurants. Not to mention that this is also a stronghold of German whiskeys.



Whether in the Old Town’s extensive range of trendy and traditional shops, or at the bigger shopping centres and outlet malls in the environs, Nuremberg offers extensive shopping pleasures for any taste.

Outdoor in Nuremberg


Nuremberg, where everything is close at hand – you can take a quick break in a green space, or recover from an exhausting day, not just in the meadows along the Pegnitz River in the midst of town, but also at one of the extensive parks and lakes within the city limits. And the enchanting environs also invite leisure activities.

Fotos: Pegnitz mit Maxbrücke Nürnberg | Pegnitz with Maxbrücke in Nuremberg © Uwe Niklas, Neues Museum Nürnberg | Neues Museum Nuremberg © Florian Trykowski, Bardentreffen Nürnberg | Bardentreffen Nuremberg © Berny Meyer, Restaurant © Florian Trykowski, Shopping © Florian Trykowski, Business Outdoor © Florian Trykowski