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“my favorite museum in this city of brilliant history, museums and sights” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stadtmuseum Fembohaus (City Museum Fembohaus)

Stadtmuseum Fembohaus (City Museum Fembohaus)
Ranked #29 of 160 things to do in Nuremberg
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Owner description: 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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“my favorite museum in this city of brilliant history, museums and sights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

I didn't realize what an impressive museum this was until I went through it in 2012. While it is 'billed' mostly as the only intact Renaissance burgher's home in the city, it is so much more--900 years of the city's history. Various rooms include audio or audiovisual displays to accompany the installations and there is an hour long video that is an option at the start. I recommend it, as well as another hour to see the museum itself. A number of rooms have very special paneling and ceilings--models of the city at various stages are also present, and a room of photos of the city at the end of the 1800's and after WWII. It was very informative to see how much destruction still existed in the start of the 1950's, which is not at all visible at the present time, emphasizing how much the population has done to rebuild their city.

Visited October 2012
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“Interesting house and City Museum - a must to understand the history of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

The Fembohaus is an interesting house in Nuremberg old town that serves as City Museum.
It is one of the best museums I’ve been. You receive an audio guide (free of charge) that will guide you through the museum while tells you the history of the house and of two of its former inhabitants.
The museum is very complete and all exhibits have German and English explanations.

A tip, if you pay an extra 2,5 euros (7,5 instead of just 5 euros) you will get a day ticket for almost every museum in the city (check the brochure you receive with the ticket since it contains all museums and sites covered by it – the back of the ticket only shows you 8 places but you have at least twice as much covered by this ticket).

Visited April 2012
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Ottawa, Ontario
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“Worth Visiting in the Heart of Nuremberg”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

Very interesting museum detailing the history of the house and also of the city of Nuremberg.

Visited February 2012
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“Small, but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2011

seeing the history of the city helped us understand what were were walking around

Visited November 2011
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“very educational and well- set out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

A house full of beautifully preserved history, with a very comprehensive audio guide. It starts off at the top of the house, displays the16th Century merchant's history of the house, and then descends, floor by floor, to Renaissance and Baroque splendour.All narrated by people who lived in this house. The final floor is a sobering photographic display of Nuremberg in the 19th and 20th Century- an astonishing collection. We nearly missed it, actually. It is quite a tiring tour, there is so much to see and to learn about. Take a well- earned rest in the Baroque drawing Room, where the guide simply invites you to listen to the music of that time. It's a real treat.
I highly recommend Fembo House for children and adults who like to learn about the history of the place.

Visited September 2011
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