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Nuremberg at a Glance

Famous for being the ideological center of Hitler's Nazi party, Nuremberg was mostly destroyed by Allied bombings. Today, the city has reinvented itself as a center of culture and commerce and many of its historic buildings have been re-built or restored.

Nuremberg started its now famous manufacture of handmade toys and pocket watches in the 16th century. The city is also famous for its gingerbread, which you can sample and purchase at its festive Christmas market. Whether looking for handmade treasures, or more ordinary purchases, Nuremberg has good shopping.

Nuremberg is a good place to learn about Germany's history. A massive cultural history museum explores the art and artifacts that helps Germans form their national identity. Several museums tackle the rise of the Nazis and their eventual punishment at the post-war Nuremberg Trials. Churches, concert halls and the pedestrianized old town are other places to soak up the history and culture of the region.   

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May - September
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October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Regional Airport Nuremberg Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. For more information, contact a German consulate office. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Nuremberg has cool winters with occasional snow and rain. Summers are warm and sometimes humid. Pack a coat for winter travels.

      Safety Concerns Use commonsense precautions to protect yourself from crime. Avoid dark, deserted areas late at night. Protect your passport by carrying it close to the skin or locking it in a hotel safe. Avoid flashing cash and valuables.

      Health Concerns Nuremberg has clean drinking water and good public health. Stay safe and healthy by practicing good hygiene.