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Altstadt, Nuremberg: Address, Phone Number, Altstadt Reviews: 4.5/5

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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore805 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Visited the historic old town with their traditional and old town feel atmosphere . Was not crowded but was nice to see the public buildings, churches , castle and river flowing through the old town . Good got a 1.5hour visit around the town . Only bugbear was the cheek of the Protestant church to ask for admission fees to visit its interior . I thought the function of a church for any denomination is to pray or wonder at the work of god by human hands and not make money out of it .
Written December 23, 2021
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koolkat91
Salzburg, Austria200 contributions
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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Jason M
Salt Lake City, UT102 contributions
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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ghanbg
Nuremberg, Germany502 contributions
Jun 2020
Surrounded by almost fully intact old city walls, the historic center of Nuremberg is a delight to walk around in and explore. Though virtually destroyed during WWII, great efforts were taken to rebuild and restore to re-create a large part of the historical legacy of the city. You will automatically end up here being a tourist in town
Written September 8, 2020
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Emma_LNC
Heckington140 contributions
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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BradJill
Hong Kong, China146,700 contributions
Dec 2019
The Alstadt (Old Town) of Nuremberg is situated between the Nuremburg Hbf station in the south and the Nuremburg Castle in the north. The Pegnitz River cuts across the city centre dividing Alstadt into two districts, St. Sebaldus north of the river and St. Lorenz to the south. The Old Town dates back nearly a thousand years and is a medieval gem of a destination.

We recently spent 4 days in Nuremburg and enjoyed sightseeing and dining throughout Alstadt. Historic churches that we most liked where St. Lorenz, St. Sebaldus and Frauenkirche. Of the museums around the city centre, we most liked Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum). Kaiserburg Nürnberg (Nuremburg Castle) was another attraction that we really liked.

Along with the Nuremburg Castle, the city wall of Nuremburg is an excellent medieval attraction. Numerous well preserved towers, city cates and walls can be viewed. Similarly, there are numerous medieval bridges which cross the Pegnitz River that we liked. Most enjoyed were Museumsbrücke, Karlsbrücke and Henkersteg.

Another aspect of Nuremburg that we enjoyed was seeing the numerous statues and monuments scattered around the city centre. These range from tradition equestrian and seated statues of historic figures from Nuremburg including the likes of Albrecht-Dürer, Peter Henlein (inventor of the clock watch) and Kaiser Wilhelm I. We also enjoyed seeing some of the abstract and contemporary monuments around the city including the likes of Ehekarussell, Narrenschiffbrunnen, Dudelsackpfeiferbrunnen and Der Hase.

Lastly, we benefited from visiting Nuremburg during the annual Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market) which starts at Hauptmarkt and spreads through much of Altstadt in most directions. We enjoyed trying local specialities including Nuremburg sausages, lebkuchen and gluhwein - most enjoyed was Feuerzangenbowle from the booth with the giant cauldron. The city was excellently decorated during December as well, it was incredibly festive for the Christmas season.

In the end, we very much enjoyed our holiday in Nuremburg's medieval old town. There is plenty to keep you busy for a few days and longer for those who enjoy leisurely travel and more comprehensive experiences in destinations visited.
Written January 7, 2020
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Paul_Ana2014
La Coruna, Spain7 contributions
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 Carolina421 contributions
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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EvaF2Eva
Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany4,840 contributions
Jun 2021
I think I probably expected too much as I was told by many friends and colleagues Nuremberg is a beautiful city and was then disappointed. There are plenty of beautiful buildings but the overall impression was not that good. There are much more beautiful cities in Germany and even in Bavaria. Nuremberg is of course interesting to see, there are many of interesting things to do. It is just not that charming.
Written August 20, 2021
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Michael V
Soborg, Denmark342 contributions
Sep 2021
Nuremberg is a very beautiful old city with authentic city walls, castle, churches and the like. Easy to explore by foot and plenty of shops and restaurants to visit on the way.

The small bridges in the city center were probably the highlight for our part. Really cool place.
Written October 18, 2021
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