Albrecht Durer's House

Albrecht Durer's House, Nuremberg: Hours, Address, Albrecht Durer's House Reviews: 4/5

Albrecht Durer's House
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), Germany's most famous painter, lived in this impressive half-timbered house for nearly 20 years, starting in 1509. Not only is it one of the few surviving merchant houses from Nuremberg's Golden Age, but it is also the only 15th century artist's home remaining in Northern Europe. Today, its interior conveys an authentic atmosphere while reflecting the house's history as Germany's first artist museum, founded in 1828. Special attractions include the guided tours, led by an actress playing Dürer's wife, Agnes. The workshop features demonstrations of historic printing techniques. Changing exhibitions in the Graphic Art Cabinet showcase the treasures of the municipal Art Collection. Rare copies of Dürer's paintings are presented in the Dürer Hall.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
How to get there
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Platz • 8 min walk
  • Lorenzkirche • 10 min walk
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Dec 2019
Albrecht Dürer's large, half-timbered 16th-century house house is now a museum. He both lived and worked there. While the museum has none of his original works, it nicely documents his life and work, and includes a functioning printing press, built to Dürer's design, that produces excellent prints.
Written November 30, 2020
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hhsol
Idstein, Germany902 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Just another old house in Germany, nothing too special inside unless you are a huge fan of Durer. Also extremely hard for old or people with walking problems, lots of stairs!
Written October 12, 2020
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,215 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Nice house to visit. Lot of history from the 16th century. Reasonable entrance fee. Great location in the city next to the castle. Beautiful paintings
Written September 23, 2020
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark769 contributions
Jul 2020
It's not such a big museum but you get to see how Albrecht Durer lived and how he produced paintings.
Written August 5, 2020
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dutch_gooi
Amsterdam, The Netherlands70 contributions
Jul 2020
Has a new gallery with some copies of famous work, there could have been a bit more attention to his work in the other rooms.
Written July 21, 2020
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TYPSUKR
Arlington, VA668 contributions
Dec 2019
Note - there are no original Durers at his house, but that's not the point of the museum anyway. They goal is show how Nuremberg's own Renaissance man would have lived, for both his personal and professional lives. Some reproductions of his works are on display in a small gallery, but all of the upstairs are rooms where lived and worked, and give a good glimpse into what we would have done on a day-to-day basis. For once, we were actually lucky to be among school groups, as a volunteer gave a demonstration to them of a period printing press, which we lingering around to watch ourselves as well. The tour came with a free English audioguide.
Written January 25, 2020
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101jumper
Kansas City, MO426 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The Albrecht Durer House is a well traveled site in the old city of historic Nuremberg. Located just a stone’s throw from the city wall, the museum offers visitors both a self guided tour (with audio guides) or an optional guided tour. Unfortunately, very little of Durer’s original work is in Nuremberg and the house is decorated in a “best guess” approach attempting to capture the artist. That said, the tour is very well done and quite informative on one of Germany’s beet known figures.
Written January 18, 2020
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Sarah G
16 contributions
Dec 2019
The audio guide is very informative but there aren't a lot of things to see. Paintings are not original and very few things left there. I loved the ending part where you could use a press machine to print a poster and take it home with you as a souvenir.
Written January 8, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China141,696 contributions
Dec 2019
One of the interesting museums to visit in Nuremburg is the Albrecht Dürer's House on Albrecht-Dürer-Straße in the St. Sebald district. This is a good place to learn about Nuremburg's most famous artist and to walk through a well-preserved early 15th-century house and artist workshop.

Note: Opening hours are 10am to 5 or 6pm daily (Tues to Sun). There are extended hours to 8pm on Thursdays but the museum is normally closed on Mondays. Entry fee is €6 per adult and comes with audio guide. There is toilet facility and free use lockers available on the ground floor just past the ticketing counter.

The property itself is believed to have been built around 1420. It came into Dürer's possession in 1509. He lived and worked here until 1528. The property passed on to other owners in later centuries until it was used to create a Dürer museum in 1871. Having escaped WWII bombings, Albrecht Dürer's House's remains the same today as it did when he lived here five hundred years ago.

What you will find within the Albrecht Dürer's House are a handful of rooms. In the Dürer Room, you will see important copies of Dürer's masterpieces which hang in the galleries of many of the world's most important art museums. Many of these works would have been created here in this house.

You'll also be able to view living quarters with period furnishing, painting and printing workshops with equipment, props and items that would have been known to Dürer. The audio guide explains what you will see quite well. It provides historic perspective and context which is helpful.

Overall, we enjoyed the hour and fifteen minutes spent at the Albrecht Dürer's House. If you are a fan of the artist, there is a monument dedicated to the artist no more than 3-4 minutes on Bergstrasse. Further, an abstract sculpture and interpretation of Dürer's 'Young Hare' can be viewed 20-25 metres away in the small square in front of the museum.
Written December 27, 2019
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Giuseppe Russo
Naples, Italy118 contributions
Dec 2019
Dürer’s engravings and lithographs are widely known and have been used in particular for the covers of many books and records. In this house-museum you can see how his incredible work was actually done and how his art came into light. Though the furnishing in the different rooms is not the original, you can anyway breath the air of an age when spirituality was the stuff an artist’s world view was made of.
Written December 26, 2019
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