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The area

Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
How to get there
  • Lorenzkirche • 7 min walk
  • Wöhrder Wiese • 9 min walk
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  • jbg74
    Saint Paul, Minnesota1,060 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old Town Reconstructed After WWII - Still Worth Visiting
    The old town must have been absolutely amazing before WWII. They did a great job reconstructing the important buildings in the old town but too many of the regular buildings were completely destroyed and new buildings erected in their place. It is still a fun old town to explore and there are many things in Nuremberg to see so I definitely recommend visiting.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Wrldadvent
    Toronto, Canada428 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nuremberg Old town!
    Historically accurate rebuild of Nurnberg is a testament to the tenacity of the German people and the willingness of the Allied forces to pay for reconstruction after WWII. Nurnberg was heavily bombed in Jan 1945. Beautiful walking city in the day and evening. Tons of photo opportunities. So pretty at night with many of the key sights well lit to highlight the buildings. Lots of cafes, bars, stores, to meander through. Recommend a day or two.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary2,186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Old Town with famous buildings
    Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria and the capitalcity of „Franken’. We spent there a week and took some trips nearby. The Old Town is beautiful, despite the ravages of wars it retained its medieval character. River Pegnitz cuts it in two. The river and bridges give a special atmosphere. We walked in the heart of the town and admired the famous churches, the Town Hall and other old, but well-preserved colourful timber-frame houses with lots of geraniums in the windows. We took many nice photos.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Oldfart1939
    Billings, Montana395 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot day, but otsa cool sights to see!
    This is a very nice tour to undertake by walking. There are many scenic bridges over the Pegnitz River which winds it's way through Nurnberg. Buildings have been built on bridges to take advantage of the ability to connect with the other side of the river commercially.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 10, 2023
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Emma_LNC
Heckington141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
A beautiful city, great market place, lots of history. We were lucky enough to visit whilst a market was on. Covid restrictions were being enforced, wearing of masks and observing a one way system.
Written October 9, 2020
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Paul_Ana2014
La Coruna, Spain7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great time we really enjoyed it. The trains in Bavaria were very reasonable. We bought the Byran Day pass at 17 euros each and it was good to travel to Munich, Salsburg Austria and even Southern Bavaria.
Written January 15, 2020
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Dorkon22
South Carolina407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Walking in the Alstadt within the walls you have little idea of the larger city outside. While its not all pedestrian much is. Split by the river the Alstadt has plenty to offer from sights, museums, and a plethora of restaurants.
Written February 11, 2020
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Jason M
Salt Lake City, UT102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Visited in Sept. '19 and Aug. '16. Anyone visiting Nuremburg should definitely spend at least and hour or two visiting the Old Town section.

While Nuremburg, before WWII one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and Europe was leveled by allied bombing during WWII, they did a very good job of restoring many of the buildings and churches to close to their original look and structure.

There are many beautiful churches here like St. Lorenz and the Frauenkirche (main square) as well as the renovated Nuremburg Castle on the hill. If you have time, there is an old medieval clock tower on the front face of Frauenkirche in the main square that does a short 5-10 minute performance daily.
Written June 1, 2021
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This area was a good 20 minute walk from our hotel but we went there twice a day. Stunning buildings like you’ve never seen before and all in immaculate condition. This is made even more remarkable by the fact that 90% of the inner city was destroyed by the RAF in one hour during the Second World War!

We had a map attended just a walk around and get lost so we found some really interesting places. What was useful was I downloaded an interactive guide on my phone which told you a great deal about with history of the buildings.

This will be one area for improvement as there is some but not enough information about the history of the city. Make sure your camera off phone is fully charged as he will be taking lots of photographs!
Written May 30, 2022
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koolkat91
Salzburg, Austria227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Lovley historic Altstadt area,,with Castle onthe hill,and historic buildings,,like the Albrecht Dürer Haus.Worth doing a scenic walk around the old part of twon,,with many good guestgardens/Biergardens and cafes,,shops along the way.
Its a steep walk up to the castle,,so wear good walking shoes.
I can also recommend the walk along the Town walls,and the Handwerker or craft market.For Tea I can recommend the Nassauer Keller,,an old historic cellar restaurant,,which has the best Schnitezl ever.Theyre very steep stairs going down intothe restaurant,,inthe cellar of a historic building.
Written May 12, 2022
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We had a day trip to Nuremberg from Frankfurt and loved every minute. We did the Reichsparteistaggelände first by tram and then spent the rest of the day wandering around the Old Town. It is beautiful. Part of the Christmas market was open with the rest opening soon (25 November). A stunning place and well worth a visit.
Written November 22, 2022
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Mahmoud Farag
Cairo, Egypt32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
it is one of the best places you can visit in Germany. the Altstadt is where you can find cool cafes and other restaurants. i went there and took a lot of good pictures that I consider is a masterpiece to keep me in touch with a such beautiful place
Written December 5, 2022
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Oldfart1939
Billings, MT395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
This is a very nice tour to undertake by walking. There are many scenic bridges over the Pegnitz River which winds it's way through Nurnberg. Buildings have been built on bridges to take advantage of the ability to connect with the other side of the river commercially.
Written October 10, 2023
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Laila S
Nairobi, Kenya198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We visited for the day on two occasions, once while the Christmas market was still on and once the week after Christmas. I love Nuremberg because the altstadt combines historic cobblestones and old architecture with modern eateries and great shopping as well as a vibrant street energy. It's a city old town that really merges old and new (as well as old and young) very well.
Written January 10, 2023
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