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Stadtmuseum Fembohaus (City Museum Fembohaus)

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Address: Burgstr. 15, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 499112312595

Halfway to the Castle, Nuremberg's only surviving late-Renaissance...

Halfway to the Castle, Nuremberg's only surviving late-Renaissance merchant's house invites you to take an eventful journey through 950 years of the city's history. Precious original rooms and historical objects guide you through various periods in the history of the former Free Imperial City. Changing presentations in the Exhibition Forum provide constant new insights into selected aspects of the history, art and culture of the city of Nuremberg.

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A "characterful" original building

Unlike rather a lot of the buildings in Nuremberg, this one is in original condition - it's not had to be reconstructed. Compact, efficient and practical - you get the lift upto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2016
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Museum is found near the town hall an gives an interesting background into the history of Nuremberg. You start in the top floor with a city model which explains how the city has evolved over the years. Then you walk through a series of rooms in the floors below where the audio guide explains the various exhibits and history of... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was extremely dissapointed in this museum, first of all because it is tourist-unfriendly. the desk clerk does not speak a drop of English and the only word in English in the entire museum is the EXIT sign in the ceiling... I do not recommend this place for people who don;t speak German. Also, it is very faulty and small.... More 

Thank Raluca2013
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I'm sure this could be fascinating to some but I didn't like it. Compared to other museums in nuremberg, the audio guide is quite monotonous and the posh English accents actually made me laugh because they're so stuffy, not sure if that's their intention. The house is some interesting. The history of nuremberg I couldn't get into and it's presented... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Unlike rather a lot of the buildings in Nuremberg, this one is in original condition - it's not had to be reconstructed. Compact, efficient and practical - you get the lift upto the fourth floor and then walk slowly down at your own pace. Interesting stuff to see and the "character" of the building ooses through. Quite easy to miss,... More 

Thank ArbieP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This was a spur-of-the-moment decision to go through. I wasn't expecting anything special but it really was interesting and beautiful. The only problem was we got there with just under an hour before closing and we could have spent another 30 - 45 minutes. The self-guided tour begins on the top floor with a 15 minute presentation of the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Again admission to this and 5 other museums was 3 Euro the best buy in Germany. The admission comes with an audio guide (in English for me) and gives a nice story of the house the residents and the exhibits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We enjoyed this museum. The audio was included which was great. The internal staircase was wonderful, steep wide and carved. Some of the rooms have little decoration and mainly house displays pertaining to the old city, others have original highly ornate decor. Get the €7.50 ticket and visit other museums on the same day. Closes at 5pm. Expect to spend... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

...that all the information is auf Deutsch. You can buy an audio guide, but everything else is only in German. That being said, a wonderful look at the long and fascinating history of Nuremberg through the lens of this grand old house. The exhibit starts in the attic with a large 3-D map of the city and a long interesting... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This museum gives a great overview of the history of Nuremberg. The top floor has a model of the city and a nice little presentation. The other floors also contain information on a variety of topics. Audio guides are available here. This museum is included in the Nuremberg card.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Very nice journey through the time and way of living in one of the most important merchant's house in Nuremberg. You can appreciate impressive ceilings, and learn interesting pieces of history. Recommended.

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