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Nuremberg: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

1. Nuremberg: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

The prosperous city of Nuremberg provided the ideal basis for an active cultural and intellectual life, as well as a lively arts scene. Even today, numerous buildings, monuments and artworks still reflect the city's former importance. Your guide will provide information and insights on the churches, castle, and fountains you see, as well as on the city itself, past and present. You will also visit the Main Market Square.

Nuremberg: Medieval Dungeons Guided Tour

2. Nuremberg: Medieval Dungeons Guided Tour

Discover a world of crime and punishment while exploring the medieval dungeons below the old city hall. Learn about torture during the middle ages, what kind of punishments were used, and what the prisoners had to endure in the remand prison until they confessed, guilty or not. Being thrown into the dungeon was basically a death sentence in the middle ages. Find out why as you explore the medieval dungeons in the vaulted cellars of Nuremberg's old city hall. From the fourteenth century, the dungeons were used to hold and question prisoners pending judgment. Walk through the twelve small cells, check out the most original furnishings, and visit the torture chamber to gain an insight into what happened here during those dark times.

The Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds

3. The Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Experience a guided walking tour around the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds, home to the first National Socialist architecture in Germany. Walk around the remains of the huge structures they built and hear the history behind the grounds from your guide. Visit the historic sites of the Congress Hall, Great Road, and Zeppelin Field. Understand the function and effect of their architecture, the staging of the Nazi Party Rally events, and the basic features of the National Socialist view of history. Learn about the other side of the concentration camp system and hear about mass-scale propaganda shows at Nazi Party Rallies. Discover the current discussion about the use of the site. Finish your tour with a visit to the interior of the Zeppelin Tribune, designed to hold up to 200,000 people. See the hall known as the Golden Hall, featuring golden mosaics.

Nuremberg: Defensive corridors in the City Wall

4. Nuremberg: Defensive corridors in the City Wall

Discover why Nuremberg was never conquered on this city walking tour with a local guide. Explore its defensive city walls along with the underground corridors at the Imperial Castle. As you walk along Nuremberg's city walls, see the narrow tunnels and high-vaulted chambers dug into the castle rocks. These tunnels and chambers were designed to make Nuremberg the most protected city in the empire. Admire the modern bastions built in the sixteenth century that can also withstand cannon fire. Stroll along a labyrinth of underground corridors designed to enable defenders to shoot at enemies from all sides as they tried to cross the moat. Learn about how the medieval weapons hidden inside the city walls worked and how the city's knights and defenders worked together to keep Nuremberg safe and protected. Please be aware the tour is in German.

Nuremberg: Historischer Kunstbunker WWII Art Bunker Tour

5. Nuremberg: Historischer Kunstbunker WWII Art Bunker Tour

Discover the rescue operation that saved artworks like works of Albrecht Dürer on this guided tour of the Historischer Kunstbunker in Nuremberg's Old Town. Find out which artworks survived the WWII bombings that destroyed 90 percent of the medieval Old Town. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Historischer Kunstbunker and begin your tour of the museum. Gain insight into how the Nazis used this space to preserve pricesless of works like the Altarpiece of Veit Stoss, the automaton clock from the Frauenkirche, and the Codex Manesse. Uncover how this cellar was used to store beer in medieval times. Hear about how Nuremberg was reduced to rubble in WWII and then rebuilt after the war.

Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Walking Tour

6. Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Walking Tour

Discover Nuremberg’s medieval walled Old Town as well as the infamous former Nazi Rally Grounds on this tour. Enjoy views over the city from the Imperial Castle, where Holy Roman Emperors ruled. Explore Gothic churches with inspiring works by talented German artists, and see Third Reich buildings. Enjoy the Hauptmarkt where colorful markets have been held for nearly 700 years. Take in the seasonal markets or even the cozy Christmas markets in December. Get recommendations from your guide on where you can enjoy the best traditional food and beer in the city. After experiencing the Old Town, take a break for lunch in the marketplace before boarding a bus for the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Some of the largest Third Reich buildings left in the world still silently testify to the megalomania of a madman. See where stormtroopers paraded, and where Adolf Hitler inspected columns of SS men and performed pseudo-religious cult rituals before the saluting masses as part of the Nazi propaganda machine. Learn how Nuremberg deals with this dark part of its past today. After the war, at the Nuremberg trials, many of these same men would finally face justice and the gallows before the eyes of the world. The tour ends back at the train station (Hauptbahnhof) where the tour began.

Nuremberg: 1.5-Hour Private Tour through Historical Old Town

7. Nuremberg: 1.5-Hour Private Tour through Historical Old Town

Explore Nuremburg, one of the largest German cities during the Middle Ages at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Learn more about the famous personality of the city: Dürer was born in Nuremberg, created his work here, and was buried here. Hans Sachs also created his works in Nuremberg and Martin Behaim made the first globe here. Even the first railway line in Germany went from Nuremberg to Fürth. In addition, the first pencils were invented here. Experience an informative tour through the romantic old town of Nuremberg with a knowledgeable guide and discover the main attractions of the city, such as Albrecht Dürer's House, Nuremberg Castle, Tiergärtnertorplatz, and the Hauptmarkt with the beautiful fountain and the Frauenkirche.

Nuremberg: WWII Guided Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

8. Nuremberg: WWII Guided Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Contemplate the past on this WWII history walking tour in Nuremberg. Discover historic sites like the Luitpold Arena and the Nuremberg Congress Hall, the the biggest preserved national socialist monumental building.  Be picked up from your accommodation in Nuremberg in a comfortable vehicle and taken to the starting point of your tour. View the Nuremberg Palace of Justice and purchase a ticket to Courtroom 600 where the International Military Tribunal tried Nazi war criminals. Stroll through the southeast corner of Nuremberg where there are still structures standing from the Nazi regime. View the immense proportions of the Nuremberg Congress Hall which still serves as a vivid testimony to the megalomania of the National Socialist party. View the Nazi rally grounds of Zeppelin field and the Luitpold Arena which was meant to be an impressive backdrop for party rallies. Pass by the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds Museum. Return to your accommodation after your tour.

Nuremberg: Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour with Pickup

9. Nuremberg: Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour with Pickup

Visit important Third Reich locations on a World War II guided tour in Nuremberg. Visit the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and learn about the history of this important site from your guide. See the Great Road, Zeppelinfeld, and much more. Begin your tour with a convenient pickup from your hotel and head towards the southeast of the city where the Nazi Party Rally Grounds are located. From 1933 to 1938 these grounds served as the location for the National Socialist party rallies in Nuremberg. See the Zeppelinfeld, the unfinished Congress Hall, and the Great Road, a stretch of road nearly 2 kilometers long that was built to host parades but was never used. You'll also get to see the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the site of the Nuremberg trials. The Palace of Justice was chosen to host the trials since it was almost undamaged and offered sufficient space and a large prison complex.  At the end of your tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Nuremberg.

Munich to Nuremberg Private Guided Tour by Train

10. Munich to Nuremberg Private Guided Tour by Train

Discover the charms of Nuremberg, a medieval city soaked in history and a prominent hub for art and culture. See the must-see sights and hidden gems of Nuremberg Old Town and take a closer look at the city’s history, from the glorious Middle Ages to the infamous Nuremberg Trials. Let us take you on an adventure! Your 8-hour tour will begin at the Munich Central Station, where you will board a fast, modern train with your Private Guide. Upon arrival in Nuremberg, you will start your adventure with a walking tour of its beautiful Old Town, where great history and architecture awaits at every turn. Take a stroll through the medieval village Handwerkerhof, enjoy its traditional atmosphere and hear the story of how the city became an important commercial hub during the Middle Ages. Follow your Private Guide along the cobblestone streets to see St. Laurence Church and take a peek inside to admire its interior artwork. Cross the Fleischbrücke - the late-Renaissance stone bridge with scenic views over the Pegnitz river, to get to the Main Market Square and see the iconic Schöner Brunnen and the Old Town Hall. Nuremberg is known for its beautiful Gothic churches, and on this tour you will have a chance to visit Frauenkirche, which houses restored scriptures and historic artwork, and St. Sebald, where you can admire amazing stained glass windows, paintings and a hefty pipe organ. We also provide tickets to the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg (Kaiserburg) - the top attraction in this city! Explore the 11th-century castle complex with a royal palace, double chapel and gardens and enjoy sweeping city views. At the end of the tour, you will have a little bit of free time to do souvenir shopping before heading back to Munich by train.

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The experience was particularly good, Jason did an excellent job taking us around the Rally Grounds and Nuremberg. Although the weather didn't help us to enjoy the tour more, Jason changed the order of the visits, which turned out to be a better option.

Our walking tour guide Elisabeth was great - very knowledgable, and personable. She was equipped with a notebook full of photographs, maps, and diagrams. Very informative. And she gave us more of her time than the fours promised.

Really interesting tour very a very knowledgeable guide. Worthwhile for anyone interesting in history and art.

Fantastic guide! Beautiful city! Don’t miss this tour!

Hannes was an excellent guide - really fantastic tour