An afternoon in Nuremberg

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Nuremberg is a city in Bavaria, about 1 hour away in train from Munich. It is well-known for its Christmas market. I visited in the summer, so there was no market around, but I enjoyed a nice afternoon with comfortable temperatures and a mix of sunny and cloudy weather. 

💡 Getting there from Munich: although the Bayern Ticket will take you there for around 27 euros, I found another option a few euros less. It is similar to the Bayern ticket in terms of being unlimited for 24 hours, but it is exclusive to the München-Nürnberg route. When searching for routes in the Deutsche Bahn website, pay attention to the price and the time, as not all trains are direct. 

When in Nürnberg

I walked from the station towards the center. My plan was to see the most prominent landmarks, wander around for a bit and then visit the Castle. I didn’t have much time but I did enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere compared to busy, crowded Munich. 

St. Lorenz

Museumsbrücke (Museum's Bridge)

Hauptmarkt Nürnberg - the main market

Walking towards the old city and the castle

Historischer Rathhaussaal

Sankt Sebaldus Kirche - Lutheran church


Albercht-Dürer Haus - the house of the famous painter

The Imperial Castle

It was a bit tricky at first to get to the castle, and along the way I met German who was also visiting. We had a short conversation in German – I felt really proud of myself 😎🙌- and in a few minutes, we arrived to the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

The Imperial Castle was built around 1200 and was a big part of the Roman Empire. Although I walked from the main station, you can also take the U-bahn from the station to Lorenskirche. My student entrance fee was 6 euros and it included access to the Sinwell Tower. For updated price information, you can visit the official website

The Garden

The Romanesque Imperial Chapel

The Palace

The Imperial Castle Museum

Sinwell Tower 

The Deep Well

It is 50-meter deep that would supply water for the castle. The visit includes a short demonstration to really appreciate its depth.

The view from the top

From the top of the tower, you get a spectacular view of the city, a beauty that seems untouched. However, the photographs on the informational boards show the other story. Heavily destroyed by the bombings of World War II, you can directly compare how the city was left and how they reconstructed  it. A clear reminder of the side of the war that people often choose to forget, civilians’ lost lives considered as collateral damage.

Around the castle complex

After exiting the Imperial Castle complex, I decided to grab a cheese pretzel, walk back to the station to catch my train, and return to Munich.


Have you been to Nuremberg? What other places do you recommend?

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