The Nuremberg Castle is an architectural complex which includes the Emperor’s Castle, the castle of the imperial city and the burgrave castle. We suggest that you go and see the Round Tower from which you can admire a great view on the city, as well as the Deep Well which was cut deep into the rock in order to secure water supply to the castle.
German National Museum in Nuremberg is the largest museum in Germany preserving over 1.3 millions of works, among which there are paintings and sculptures of German master artists from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. In the prehistoric section make sure that you view the Golden Cone from Ezelsdorf.
Nuremberg Zoo with its dolphinarium is a very popular place. You can see the Indian rhinoceros, African elephant, zebras, giraffes, bisons (buffaloes), deer, horses, kangaroos, ostriches, many species of birds and also Flocke (“snowflake” in German), a little polar bear who became the zoo’s symbol.
Hauptmarkt (Main Market) of Nuremberg is the location of the traditional Christmas fair where one can taste the famous Nuremberg gingerbreads. The Hauptmarkt is dominated by the unique Gothic Frauenkirche (Our Lady's Church).
Toy Museum is a heavenly experience not only for children. On its four floors you will see the most interesting collection of old puppets, doll’s houses, soft toys and super-modern electronic toys of our time.
When in Nuremberg, one must taste fried Bratwürste (Nuremberg sausages), which most restaurants serve with sauerkraut or mashed potatoes; also try Lebkuchen (gingerbread). All this is available at the legendary Bratwursthäusle restaurant or in the establishments on Königstraße (King’s street).
Volksfest is a beer festival which is organized twice a year gathering over one million guests. Rock im Park is an outdoor rock music festival and Klassik Open Air is a classical music festival that are both very popular with the guests of the city and local citizen.
The spirit of real Nuremberg is best appreciated in the Old Town. The harmony of its architectural ensemble and the famous middle-age Nuremberg Castle attract travelers from all over the globe. Walk on stone bridges across the Pegnitz river, go to the viewing platforms in the castle or on the watchtower.
We are happy to see you in the mediaeval Nuremberg, the “treasure chest” of the German Empire and residence of German kings. You can witness all kinds of things in this city: world-known trade fairs, musical and culinary festivals, very tasty cuisine and the monumental architecture of Old Town. And, of course, you will find various types of hotels in Nuremberg.
Staying in downtown Nuremberg
There are quite a few hotels in Nuremberg. Yet if you choose AZIMUT Hotel Nuremberg, you will be located in the heart of the city, at the bottom of the Kaiserburg mountain on which the Nuremberg Castle stands. You should start from this spot any walk around the Old Town of Nuremberg. When you stroll through downtown try the famous local fried sausages called Nürnberger Bratwürste.
We recommend that you come to Nuremberg during one of its famous festivals. Every December it is the Christmas Fair at the Market Square of Nuremberg, one of the most beautiful and best known in Germany. Beer festival called Volksfest is celebrated twice a year attracting over one million visitors. In the summer you can join rock music festival called Rock im Park and the classical music festival-- Klassik Open Air.
Nuremberg is the city of inventors
Artisans from Nuremberg always enjoyed a special reputation throughout Germany. In the Middle Ages the city was a major center of manufacturing toys, which are exhibited in a great collection of The Toy Museum.
The first gingerbread in Nuremberg was baked in the 13th century, and such traditional cakes are sold nowadays in many countries around the world. The first railway in Germany was built in Nuremberg in 1835. The first hexagon-shaped Faber pencils were manufactured around 1840, and they are still one of the most sought-after products of the Faber-Castell Group. World-famous Nuremberg sausages became a EU protected brand in 2005.
Nuremberg’s International Exhibition Center hosts major international events, such as EUROGUSS, BIOFACH + VIVANESS or the famous toy fair (Spielwarenmesse), which is a special pride of the city. It takes around 20 minutes to reach the exhibition center from AZIMUT Hotel Nuremberg either by car or with public transportation. When you stay in our hotel during your business trip you can enjoy our hearty breakfast, feel the advantages of the secured garage, use Wi-Fi anywhere on the hotel premises, and choose any room of the 6 available categories.
We will take care of your comfort all across the territory of Germany as well as in Austria.