Short vacation in Nuremberg - 48 hours city trip
When you think of Bavaria, you probably don't immediately think of cool city trips, but rather of old-fashioned clichés. Besides the state capital Munich, however, there is a little insider tip here for fans of cities: Nuremberg. With more than 500,000 inhabitants, the Bavarian city in Franconia is growing from year to year and also has a lot to offer - culture, nature, history and modernity combine to make a great destination. We have compiled some tips in our blog, how the city trip in Nuremberg is varied, delicious and lively.
The accomodation: Romantik Hotel Gasthaus Rottner
Let's start at the Romantik Hotel Gasthaus Rottner. With the subway only 10 minutes away from Nuremberg's main station, the hotel is not located in the middle of the city bustle, but is super easy to reach by public transport. As a starting point and overnight accommodation for a city trip, the hotel is therefore perfect. At the same time, it's worth trying out the starred restaurant Waidwerk - perhaps as a reward after a shopping tour? Here, the young star chef Valentin Rottner serves innovative cuisine creations and freshly caught game from the regional forests in wood-paneled rooms.
If you are interested in culture, technology or history, you should visit one of the many exciting museums in the city, which cover a wide range of interests. Well rested and mentally fit, the best time for a museum visit is probably the morning. You can see art and design in the Neues Museum, while the Deutsches Museum is primarily concerned with the future. In the past, however, Nuremberg was mainly influenced by one of the most famous German painters: Albrecht Dürer. He lived and worked here in the 16th century. His former house is one of the few undestroyed houses from his heyday.
Equally recommended is the Deutsche Bahn Museum, the Germanic National Museum, the Museum of Industrial Culture, the Dinosaur Museum and the nostalgic Toy Museum. How about the local Bratwurst Museum? Here you can find interesting, bizarre and delicious things about the sausage. Soccer fans can also browse through the club museum of the 1st FC Nuremberg.
After a little refreshment, it's time in the afternoon to take a look at the city's landmarks: The cozy, medieval Nuremberg Old Town, the Nuremberg Main Market, the St. Lawrence Church and the Nuremberg Castle with its beautiful castle garden you should definitely have seen. The special thing about the castle: it consists of the Kaiserburg and the Burggrafenburg and is therefore a so-called double castle. After all the sightseeing, it's time for a little shopping tour: The most popular shopping street is Karolinenstraße. Here you will find large department stores, bookstores, perfumeries and numerous trendy fashion labels.
Christmas market in Nuremberg
Tip for the winter time: If you visit Nuremberg in winter, you can't miss the famous Nuremberg Christmas Market. The city Christmas market is probably one of the most famous and popular Christmas markets in Germany and definitely worth a visit just because of the beautiful ambience and the delicious Nuremberg specialties.
Nuremberg sights - Insider tips
After you've spent the first day getting to know Bavarian culture and its landmarks, it's time for some Nuremberg insider tips on the second day. If the weather is nice, we recommend a visit to the city's small islands: You can relax on the idyllic Schütt Island, while the charming Pegnitz Island is home to small alleys and the popular flea market. From here, you can walk across the Henkersteg to Liebesinsel - a relaxed spot where you can relax in the greenery and listen to the lapping of the water.
Sommerliche Erfrischung gibt es auch am Wöhrder See: Relaxen am Strand oder Stand Up Paddeln könnt ihr hier genauso gut, wie die zahlreichen Spazierwege rund um den Stausee zu genießen. Beim Foxtrail könnt ihr die City auf eine ganz neue Art erkunden: Eine Mischung aus Outdoor-Escape-Room, Schnitzeljagd und Sightseeing bringt frischen Wind in den Kurzurlaub. Ebenso das ParaPoly: Hier gilt es, während der Stadtführung abenteuerliche Rätsel zu lösen. Lust auf Snacks? Dann probiert unbedingt einige der lokalen Spezialitäten, die wir hier für euch auflisten:
The undisputed classics of the city are definitely the hearty Nuremberg grilled sausages and the spicy-sweet Nuremberg gingerbread. Bratwursts are often ordered here as "Drei im Weggla" - three grilled sausages are served in a sliced roll. Also hearty and delicious: baked carp, another traditional dish of the city. What many people don't know: Franconia is the area with the highest density of breweries in the world. That's why you should definitely try Bavarian beer. Especially the so-called red beer, which is native to Nuremberg. Among the most popular breweries in the region are Schanzenbräu and Altstadthof.
After a beautiful second day, it's either back home or again for a night at the Romantik Hotel Gasthaus Rottner to review the city trip with one or the other glass of good wine or Bavarian beer. Bye, Nuremberg!