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Stadtmuseum Fembohaus (City Museum Fembohaus)

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Address: Burgstrasse 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

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Chuck R
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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.

Thank ElisabettaGr
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Details the history of Nuremberg over 4 levels and the entry fee includes audio guide in your language. You start on the top floor with an introduction to the history of Nuremberg and you then work your way down to the ground floor. Pay the extra 2.50 euro if you have time on the same day to visit other museums.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We really enjoyed this beautiful house, now a Stadtmuseum, with the audio guide. The self guided tour starts at the forth floor where you see an excellent wooden model of Nurnberg. You can listen to the audio guide as different houses, churches and castle light up. It was really informative. The rest of the house had different displays and information... More 

Thank Janulik
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The museum is great but during the Christmas Market there are craftsmen selling stuff on all floors. A nice place to hang out in snotty weather but kind of like a Turkish Rug Market after a while. No peace and quiet here...which is a shame because a lot of the displays were high quality.

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