From the 11th century to the beginnings of Nazi Germany, Nuremberg has a fascinating history, and much of it can be revisited in the city's many museums. Today, the northern Bavarian sprawl is best known for its spirited nightlife, hearty restaurants, and its biggest draw: the annual Christmas market.

With its stone towers, fortifications, and quaint Bavarian abodes, Altstadt is where you'll find the city's star attractions. Most of them are centered around the Hauptmarkt, the city's central square, and include an opulent gilded fountain known as the Schoner Brunnen, and the Frauenkirche – a brooding, 14th-century Gothic church.

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Where & what to eat in Nuremberg

  • 10 Great Restaurants in Nuremberg

    Great restaurants in Nuremberg range from fine-dining establishments with inventive takes on gourmet food to classic Bavarian restaurants featuring traditional Franconian dishes and cooking methods. While many people come to Nuremberg for the historic sights and charming architecture, the culinary scene stands out as among the best in Germany. Whether you’re looking for an authentic German meal or want to be...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Nuremberg

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Nuremberg

    The best places to go shopping in Nuremberg range from atmospheric Easter markets to one of the largest flea markets in the country. The flea market counts upwards of 4,000 sellers in one place! Nuremberg is a fairy-tale Bavarian town with enchanting streets that swirl around cobbled squares. People flock here for the medieval architecture, the charming parks, the beer...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Nuremberg

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Nuremberg

    There are plenty of cool things to do after dinner in Nuremberg, the second-largest town in Bavaria. Sitting on the gurgling Pegnitz River midway through south Germany, Nuremberg is famed for its enchanting Christmas markets that have been going for centuries, eye-catching medieval churches, and its vast old town. Even so, it's also an indelibly lived-in place, with a population of...

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