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Altstadt

Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 13 activities in Nuremberg
Type: Neighborhoods
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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You really need to walk a bit to appreciate the old town. This area was devastated during the war and is wonderfully rebuilt, managing to look older than most of the buildings actually are. Stop at one of the many pavement cafés on the shopping streets and people watch. You will see the world pass by.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Amazing tour within the old walled city with it's old towers and cobbled stone streets, week markets, and updates or developments since after the war. Jeff, our tour guide, very pleasant and humorous throughout the tour, provided an interesting informative insightful history of Nuremberg. Well recommended to visitors and history buffs alike. Thank you.

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Bavaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nuremberg was an important town in the Middle Ages and retains a medieval flavor that I always enjoy. In good weather it is very pleasant to walk around the city which still has many walls, towers, and moats. The castle is very historic and was for a time the meeting place for those running the Holy Roman Empire (too bad... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

A very charming and beautiful site that is full of history. Also a wonderful place to stroll around and sample local fare. A must-see for any visitor to Nuernberg!

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Neumarkt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Nuremberg Altstadt is a nice mix of the old and new. The pace is generally easy going and there is plenty to see. A word of caution: avoid the Altstadt on the opening day of the Christmas market (usually the Friday after Thanksgiving, for US visitors) and on the weekends. Otherwise, the Altstadt is a good place to visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Hi everyone, First time i was in Nurnberg it was for a 6 month work delegation . The only thing that comes into my mind when i think of it is Superb!!!!! The buildings, atmosphere warmth that you can feel all around you is incredible. Excelent places to drink a coffee on the river, ice cream is a must and... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stopped here on the way to another destination and are glad that we took the time. I had read from other reviews most of the city has been rebuilt after the war, but it was done beautifully and retains its old-world charm. It was a Sunday, so like all of Germany the stores were closed only restaurants open. We... More

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Oldham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This ancient walled city almost looks as if it was built for tourism! Or should I say - rebuilt, for it suffered mightily during the war. Check out the old tunnels, dating back several centuries or, simply enjoy a stroll be the river. There are some fine buildings and often a food market in the main market place. You will... More

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

One of the best old towns in Europe. Went during Easter holiday, there was a open market at the main square at the time serving all sorts of things (grilled foods, sweets and local crafts, etc). The old town is very picturesque with a classic castle, church, beautiful bridges and buildings. Several restaurants including a very good Indian and Turkish... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Altstadt is lovely, especially the closer you get to the castle. Given that 90% of Nuremberg was destroyed in the war the reconstruction has been fantastic, and the original remaining buildings are very well looked after. There are plenty of bars serving the local beers and sausages, and it is a very relaxing place to wander around. Quite small.

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