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View of the city of Nuremberg from Kaiserburg

Nuremberg as a destination for more sustainability

The city of Nuremberg gets on the road

Nuremberg is committed to sustainability. The commitment was rewarded with an award in 2016: The city received the German Sustainability Award in the category of major cities.

The new goal is to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For Nuremberg, a key step in this is to be climate-neutral for the entire city by 2040 and to reduce CO2 emissions to minus 65% by 2030. (Source: Status report on climate protection, 2023, German only)

There are already numerous offers for event organizers that contribute to this goal.
Four ICEs (Intercity Express trains) of Deutsche Bahn at the train station

Travel and connections in Nuremberg

Nuremberg is characterized by its excellent infrastructure and ideal connections to the national and international EC, IC and ICE networks. The city is a central transportation hub in the pan-European economic area. Every year, 40 million travelers use the main train station.

The streetcars and subways in Nuremberg have been running exclusively on CO2-free green electricity generated from hydropower since 2012. With the NurembergCard, you not only get into many museums free of charge, but can also use local public transport free of charge.
Buses are also designed to be resource-efficient and reduce pollutants, and use alternative drive systems. (Source: VAG - Fakten & Daten, Vol. 8, December 2012: Mobilität in Nürnberg - Nachhaltig und verantwortungsvoll, German only)
With the Event ticket ("KombiTicket") of VAG (Verkehrsaktiengesellschaft für die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel in Nürnberg) or the event ticket of Deutsche Bahn, event participants can use public transportation free of charge.

Nuremberg and the region can also be wonderfully discovered by bicycle. In addition to the bicycle rental system of the VAG and some private providers there are also many bicycle-friendly hotels or the bicycle parking garage at the main train station (German only), where you can conveniently store your own bike.

From time to time a car is nevertheless practical or necessary. Here are some car sharing providers like Scouter, Flinkster or Book-n-drive, which have their stations spread all over the city (German only).

For charging electric cars, there are a total of 75 e-charging stations in the city center area. The network will be successively expanded in the coming years.
Farmer shows freshly harvested lettuce from the Knoblauchsland ('Garlic land')

Sustainable food in the organic metropolis of Nuremberg

In 2017, Nuremberg was named the first Fairtrade metropolitan region. As an organic model city and member of the "Città del Bio" city network, Nuremberg has also taken up the cause of organic food. An overview of Nuremberg's organic restaurants can be found here.

The "Original Regional" campaign promotes regionally produced products and foodstuffs in order to support a diverse cultural landscape and reduce long delivery routes.

Nuremberg not only has Rostbratwürste, Schäufele and Karpfen to offer, the gastronomy scene also offers a diverse range of vegan and vegetarian cuisine. The Vegan Guide e.V. has published the vegan shopping and restaurant guide (German only), which lists a selection of recommendable restaurants and snack bars with vegan dishes.
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Inclusion and accessibility in Nuremberg

The topic of sustainability is also about breaking down barriers and overcoming inequalities. The city therefore also offers guided tours for people with hearing or visual impairments, as well as wheelchair-accessible tours.

"Travel for All" also offers certified packages from over 20 Nuremberg hotels for event participants with different needs.

In 2023, Nuremberg will be host city for Austrian athletes of the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin. The program focuses on making inclusion a tangible experience, overcoming prejudices and fear of contact, and bringing together people with and without impairments. Nuremberg is thus part of the largest municipal inclusion project in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. (Source: Special Olympics Österreich, German only)

Further information about our sustainable actions in Nuremberg and at NürnbergMesse can be found here:

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