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Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House)

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Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House)

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Drive through the old town and through the unique history of Nuremberg. From the main market with the beautiful fountain past the Maxbrücke, the St Lorenz church, the Heilig-Geist-Spital and up to the Kaiserburg with its fortifications. Everything is easy for you to admire from the train. You will also learn fun and interesting facts, old-fashioned and current, glamorous and possibly also cruel, romantic and temperamental about Nuremberg and its residents. On this tour you will experience the highlights of several centuries in about 40 minutes and then you can explore the city on your own.
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FactotumDellaCitta wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom3,714 contributions1,518 helpful votes
This museum, located in Nürnberg's only surviving large merchant's house of the late Renaissance, has detailed exhibits about the history of the city. There is a lot of information here, but the short video and the large wooden model on the top floor (where one should start the visit) provide an excellent overview if you're short on time.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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NemoTraveler wrote a review Sep 2020
Aarhus, Denmark344 contributions115 helpful votes
The Fembo House is located on the way up to the Imperial Castle. The museum presents the history and development of Nuremberg. A large number of pre-war photos were especially interesting, and it is also possible to get an impression of the extent of the reconstruction after the Second World War.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Nicholas N wrote a review Aug 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark726 contributions142 helpful votes
You get to see how the city has developed through the ages. There's also information about the different buildings in town.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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BradJill wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China129,870 contributions22,812 helpful votes
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Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus is a museum dedicated to the history of the city of Nuremburg. It is located within a large Renaissance period merchant's home along Burgstraße. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm daily. Entry is €6 per adult and includes an audio guide. The Fembo House itself is impressive. Built in the late 16th-century as a multi-storied merchant's house, it has survived mostly in tact with minimal need for restorations over the centuries. Today it is used to showcase nearly 1000 years of local history for visitors eager to learn more about Nuremburg's past, which is presented in the original rooms of the Fembo House. Do make use of the audio guide which will help describe the many artworks, artefacts, maps and various audio presentations on offer. We very much liked the top floor 'Sounding City Model' and 12 minute presentation, which highlighted many of Nuremburg's important buildings on the large handmade model of the city. In lower rooms, you will learn about important past industries, trade and crafts, the formation and rule by the city council and its relationship with the Bavarian rulers in past centuries. There is a replica of the Bavarian crown (original in the Hopsburg Treasury in Vienna) You'll see nice landscape artworks, be able to hear music which originated in Nuremburg and see nicely furnished rooms from the past. Overall, we really liked the Nuremburg City Museum, finding it well curated and organised in an intuitive manner. You can go through most of the museum in an hour or so or stay longer if you are enjoying what you are seeing and learning about while here.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Frederick O wrote a review Nov 2019
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The Stadtmuseum (City Museum) im Fembo-Haus is the only remaining large merchant's house from the late Renaissance. The Museum is located in the house of the wealthy merchant Georg Christoph Franz Fembo, built between 1591 and 1596 and overlooking Burgstrasse (literally, the Town Street) and the Rathaus (the Town Hall and seat of the local government). The Museum is organized on four levels. Visitors take an elevator to the top floor to see a huge model of the city as it existed in medieval times. The next floor down is devoted to (1) the crafts and manufactures that drove the city's trade economy from the Middle Ages through industrialization and (2) the organization and governance of society during that period. That society had multiple social strata (patricians, merchants, tradesmen, and unskilled laborers), of which only the patricians had any say in what happened in the city. The exhibits on that floor also detailed the training process of apprentices (3 to 4 years), journeyers (1 to 2 years), and masters (requiring application fees and the production of a masterwork). The lower floors were devoted to • The daily family and social life that the residents of the house led, • The local arts and musical personae and groups of the 18th and 19th centuries, and • Gardens (a rare luxury and a display of wealth and status).
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Date of experience: October 2019
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