by Mac Candee
5 things to do in nuremberg germany

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020

Nuremberg also known as Nürnberg or Nuernberg is a beautiful town in Bavaria, Germany with lots of history and beauty. It’s one of the bigger cities, so there is definitely a lot to do and a lot to see. What brought me to it however, was something more personal. I had the pleasure of hosting an exchange student who is from Germany, and almost fourteen years later - I came to visit him where he is currently living - in Nuremberg! We became really close for the time when he was in the US, to the point where I felt like he was my brother from another mother. So you know already this blog post is going to be filled with positive energy all over, since there aren’t many joys in life that can really compare to meeting a close friend again after a long time.

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So what is there to do in Nuremberg, Germany? Are you wondering if you should visit this beautiful city? Well, let me tell you five things to do in Nuremberg, Germany that might help you make up your mind:

1) Pegnitz River in Old Town

This is a picture perfect river view waiting for you. Alongside it are many bridges and each one has its own name as well as its own beauty to offer. Whichever you choose, everywhere you stop, you will be able to take the best possible Instagram picture. One of the more famous is the Kettensteg, whose structure resembles a chain, hence the name, meaning Chain Bridge in German. You also get a lovely view of the river, as well as the houses in the old town, which are very beautiful. If you’re looking for lovely scenery as well as an enjoyable walk, this is the location you should visit.

2) Schöner Brunnen (The Beautiful Fountain)

As the name suggests, this is a fountain with an impressive structure. But it has something unique about it as well. There is a ring you can spin three times, and it is said to bring you good luck. There is a “tourist” one and a “local” one on different sides of the fountain. The difference is that one is golden and easily noticeable, while the other one blends in and it’s location is known only by the people living in the city. We were lucky to be with locals, who let us know where the second ring was - so we could get twice the luck.

3) Main Square

This is a place to get food straight from the locals. You can buy fruit, vegetables, flowers, spices and many other things. Germany’s best cheesecake is also said to be sold here - I tried it, and it was very delicious, so I recommend you do as well. You can get whatever delicious treat your heart desires and sit in the sun to enjoy it.

4) Albrecht Durer Square

Did you know the famous painter was from Nuremberg? If you didn’t, now you do! Not only is this his home town, but there is an airport named after him. This location carries his name as well. You can sit down here during the summer and warm autumn and enjoy a Nuremberg red beer with friends. There is also a curious bunny rabbit statue that’s very interesting to see. The reason behind it is that the rabbit was his most famous painting. You can see the Albrecht Durer House there as well, but no matter what you decide to spend your time on - this square is a lovely place to sit down, relax, enjoy the beautiful sun and have a great time with your friends.

5) Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle)

This is the castle atop of the city, which you can come visit for a feel of the medieval history of this place. You can take a tour inside it, check out the incredible viewpoint once you get up high, or just walk around - it’s an incredible place to watch the sunset or just enjoy the city below. It overlooks everything under it, so it’s one of the best places if you’re looking for a beautiful view.

Closing Thoughts

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Okay, now that I’ve convinced you that this is a must-see destination, let me tell you a bit more about reasons why you should visit Nuremberg in my other blog post. There are many lovely places and tourist attractions, but I’m going to tell you other reasons why this city is great!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my experience in Nuremberg! I loved the city and had a great time, and I’m also really lucky to have locals show me around, since I got to see many “hidden” places that I would have otherwise missed. If you’ve ever been there, please let me know in the comments below! I’d love to know what your must see spot is.

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