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Day or Two-Trip from Munich?

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Day or Two-Trip from Munich?

My girlfriend and I are going to Munich for a week in February. Was thinking of going to Nuremberg as a nice day trip. We would probably spend the night if there was enough to do and people suggest that it's different from Munich?

Or is there another place that people think is nearby and better than Nuremberg?

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Day or Two-Trip from Munich?

Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is great and I definitely think it is good enough and different enough from Munich to warrant an overnight trip. The old center of town has more of a medieval flavor.

We like Regensburg even more than Nuremberg and it is closer to Munich. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its medieval buildings. Again, it is an overnighter or more to my taste. It has a cathedral and stone bridge built about 1140 AD. There are a few Roman ruins. Several ancient churches. Best of all for me is just walking the city through its many plazas and alleyways.

Our pictures from the winter of 2010:


Wikipedia does a good job on Regensburg:


Regards, Gary

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2. Re: Day or Two-Trip from Munich?

If you enjoy beer, Bamberg would be my choice. There are several breweries in town and they are famous for the Rauchbier, which is a smoked lager for which they smoke the hops with beechwood before adding it to the beer. The town is also quite interesting - many half-timbered buildings that are actually old (rather than rebuilt) since the town didn't see much bombing during WWII. The townhall is an iconic building, which spans the river that runs through town. There is plenty to see to warrant an overnight.

I like Nuremburg as well and think it would be a great choice too. The castle there is quite interesting. The old town is quite large and a combo of new buildings, rebuilt buildings, and some that are actually old. Of course if you are interested in WWII history, they have the parade grounds, etc.

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3. Re: Day or Two-Trip from Munich?

We were there in August last year and spent a day in Nuremberg and could quite easily have stayed overnight and spent another day there.

Lots of interesting buildings, great tram system and if you are into your German wartime history there is the Nazi documentation centre which we could have spent all day at

museums.nuremberg.de/documentation-centre/ it sounds boring but to be honest was one of the most interesting places I have ever visited. We were there on a Sunday and Nuremberg was quite quiet, I would have liked to have been there during the week. Its a very pretty city and well worth visiting

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4. Re: Day or Two-Trip from Munich?

Thanks everyone. Appreciate the feedback.

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5. Re: Day or Two-Trip from Munich?

Bamberg is wonderful--our favorite small city in Germany. It has lots of historic sites (it's a UNESCO World Heritage City) and its old town is very scenic. It is the center of the beer universe--one of its nicknames is "the town of pregnant men" given the large per capita consumption of the many fine local beers.

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Spent a week in Nuremberg last summer and there was more than enough to do. Do not recommend going on a Sunday, however, as it is very quiet and many places closed.

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7. Re: Day or Two-Trip from Munich?

Yes, Sundays are truly a day of rest pretty much everywhere except the bigger cities. You can always find something to do in the really big places and those that are popular with tourists like Berlin, or Munich, or Hamburg--but even they will have a lot of places closed.

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8. Re: Day or Two-Trip from Munich?

I would also recommend Rothenberg, which is not that far from Nuremberg & Bamberg. Just beautiful. If you happen to stay there overnight, I can recommend Haus Karin which is a 5 minutes easy walk outside the town walls & also don't miss the Nightwatchmans Tour. Very interesting & funny.

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