Nuremberg, Germany

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Time4 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Visit the magnificent, medieval city of Nuremberg, Germany — featuring a trip to the Nazi party rally grounds — on this guided, 4-hour sightseeing tour. Learn about the history of the city, from the days of the Holy Roman Empire to the German Renaissance, Third Reich, Nazi rallies and Nuremberg Trials. See German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer's house, the Imperial Castle courtyards, plus Town Hall, gothic St. Lawrence Church, bustling Craftsmen’s Courtyard and much more. Public transportation to and from the Nazi party rally grounds is included.
  • 4-hour Nuremberg tour including the Old Town and Nazi party rally grounds
  • Hear about the city’s fascinating past from a history-loving local guide
  • Admire top Nuremberg attractions like St Lawrence Church and Albrecht Dürer House
  • Explore Nuremberg’s Nazi party rally grounds and learn about the city during the Third Reich
  • Visit the Congress Hall, Great Street and Documentation Center
  • Learn of the famous Nuremberg trails that took place after World War II

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This is a must-do tour for all history fans – especially those interested in the Third Reich – as it includes sights of the largest Third Reich buildings in the world.
This tour begins in front of Nuremberg Central Station. Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group and roam through the city’s Old Town, admiring the beautiful timber-framed houses and cobblestone streets. Marvel at the massive City Walls of Old Town Nuremberg, which still run for approximately four kilometers. 

Behind the walls, walk past the Craftsmen's Courtyard, where glass cutters, leather workers, gold and silversmiths, stained-glass painters and other artisans offer their wares for sale. See the gothic St. Lawrence Church, which was rebuilt after World War II; Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s most famous Christmas market; plus Town Hall, German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer's house and the Imperial Castle courtyards, to name just some of the attractions.

Along the way, learn about the history of this beautiful and prosperous city — as the center of the Holy Roman Empire, to the days of the German Renaissance, the Temple City of the Third Reich, and the home to both the Nazi rallies and Nuremberg Trials.

See where German Emperors were crowned and where saints are buried. Find where the most famous and talented German artisans in history created their awe-inspiring works and where the colorful and lively markets have taken place for almost 700 years. 

Then hop on the city’s public transportation (bus or train) to see the Nazi party rally grounds. Discover the Great Street, designed by architect Albert Speer to be the central axis of the rally grounds, and the half-finished Congress Hall of the Nazi Party, a building Hitler planned to use for party meetings. There’s also the largest Third Reich buildings, where Hitler inspected members of the SS, and the Documentation Center, a museum with exhibits on vital wartime and post-war events, like the Nuremberg Trials.

Feel free to stay at the Documentation Center for a longer visit, or return to central Nuremberg to conclude the tour.

Reviews

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c
, Nov 2018

We did this tour and our guide was an Englishman named Jeff. We met outside the Central train station. I think the tour would have been better if it was just the Nazi Rally Grounds. We did the old town tour first. Jeff has a very fast pace and he was way ahead of everyone. There were a few people that were struggling. At the beginning there was an elderly couple who dropped out due to the fast pace. Jeff knew his stuff but he should not go racing ahead. At times I had to run to catch up to him if I wanted to take photos. If he just did the Nazi Rally Grounds tour he could perhaps go a bit slower and not have everyone racing to catch him up. It felt more like an endurance event than a history tour. The Documentation Centre has so much to see. We decided to stay longer and make our own way back. If you were going to go back with Jeff you did not get long to see all the things.

L
, Oct 2018

Sanbri was very informative and knowledgeable. Learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. Kept out interest throughout the walk. There was a lot of walking!

M
, Oct 2018

Learned a lot and was able to see many more sights than I would have on my own. Would recommend this tour to others.

T
, Oct 2018

Jason did a really nice job of answering question and taking making sure were all on the same bus and taking good care of us.

r
, Sep 2018

My Guide was a seemingly nice enough guy! However, he also seemed a bit consumed with our lunch break! The Toyr was too fast and I abandoned it and went solo... a good thing!

Y
, Jul 2018

It was an absolute privilege to be escorted by Chris on this walking tour. His knowledge base was inexhaustible and he made the tour informative and highly enjoyable. A relaxed and engaging manner was coupled with utmost professionalism. It was undoubtedly the highlight of our stay in Nuremberg and we really cannot thank him enough

M
, Jun 2018

Excellent tour leader and excellent tour. Very interesting

t
, Jun 2018

Our guide was a British gentleman who'd come from Munich for the day I believe his name was Jeff. He did a very good job leading us through the old town area, touching upon both the historical context for the area as well as it's evolution to today. He had a loud voice, lots of knowledge, and injected humour and personal touches throughout. We then took a bus to the Nazi Rally Grounds area, which is across town and seeing the scale of these buildings gave a real feel of the power they held at that time.

The reason I didn't give 5 stars has nothing to do with the tour guide quality, it was that the group was simply too large, meaning he had to spend more time herding people and waiting for stragglers to catch up. He admittedly walked very fast, but there was so much to see that he really had to keep the pace up. This meant lunch break was very short and you basically had one choice which was tasty but small, and in order to stick to his timeline at the end there was no chance you could really go through the documentation centre fully and catch the last bus back. We were totally fine finding our own way back in order to fully experience the documentation centre which is very interesting and gives a sombre look at the events that caused the rise of National Socialism as well as the repercussions and how Germany has dealt with the aftermath, but just know that to get through and catch a free ride back to town with him, you'd have to skip about 1/2 the audio tour or be able to read everything without the audio guide all text is in German. The bus ride there was also very packed, again due to the large group which took up 3/4 of the bus. Certainly well worth it, but just tough with such a large group as there was a lot of walking and time spent waiting for folks to catch up to the group.

Overall I would definitely recommend doing this tour, and the guide himself. With a slightly smaller group it would easily be 5 stars, we may have just picked a busy day.

P
, Apr 2018

First I would like to compliment the tour guide Sabri, he was very good and helpful answering all the questions. He really explained well the old town as well as the Nazi rally events. Surely recommend the tour.

H
, Dec 2017

Amazing tour!! Our tour guide Chris was passionate and engaging with all the information being presented to us - making it interesting for everyone! There was a lot of information for 4h but Chris did really well! Great for those who have a limited time in Nuremberg and would like to see the city!


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