Insider tips for Nuremberg from Hotel Klughardt
Discover all highlights in Nuremberg by foot
The perfect way to start the day
A perfect day in Nuremberg starts with the delicious and scrumptious breakfast buffet at Hotel Klughardt where we will go the extra mile to make sure your day starts just the way you like it. After breakfast, you can take the tram or ride one of our bikes to Nuremberg’s city centre which will take you only a few minutes. In the centre, a city tour will take you to all of Nuremberg’s highlights.
At square St Lorenz, St Lorenz Church (St Lawrence’s Church) is a must-see. It is regarded one of the most beautiful gothic sacral buildings in Germany. This three-aisled basilica was built in 1250 and contains a impressive chancel as well as beautiful stained glass windows, like the „Volkmarische Fenter“. St Lorenz Church is one of Nuremberg‘s great Lutheran parish churches.
After a short walk, you’ll reach the “Schöner Brunnen” (Beautiful Fountain) at the Hauptmarkt (Market Square), one of the city‘s most important landmarks. Today, you’ll see a colourful duplicate of the fountain, from 1903 (originally constructed in 1385) made of shell limestone. The forty figurines of the fountain represent the worldview of the Holy Roman Empire on four levels. Two of the eight grid rings can be turned – the second ring is considered a special lucky charm. Those turning it will be blessed with a large offspring…
Original Nürnberger Rostbratwürstchen – Nuremberg Sausages: My lunch tip
For lunch you shouldn’t miss out on all those delicious Franconian specialties! The best address for the Original Nuremberg Bratwurst is the “Bratwursthäusle” at Market Square. Hospitality has a long tradition here: As early as 1313, the famous regional delicacies were grilled on beech wood at the foot of St Sebald Church. What makes them so special? All the sausages are produced in the on-site butcher’s shop according to a home recipe and served on traditional pewter plates.
The two patios with their fantastic views on St Sebald Church, the Town Hall and the Market Square are the perfect spot for an outside lunch. A cool draught beer will make this the ideal Franconian experience.
An Afternoon Stroll
After such a delicious and hearty lunch, you can now take a leisurely stroll up to our city’s most famous landmark: the Nuremberg Castle (Nürnberger Burg), situated at Vestnertorgraben. This vast complex consists of the Kaiserburg (The Emperor’s Castle) and the Burggrafenburg. In the course of its turbulent history, it served many different purposes – the castle was a fortification and the Emperor‘s residence, an imperial castle and residence of Hohenzollern counts. It is not without a reason that the whole complex ranks among Europe’s most important fortifications, with respect to both history and architecture. The climb is worth it: From up there, you’ll have one of the best views on the whole city! Those still hungry for more sightseeing can visit the attached Kaiserburgmuseum (Museum of the Emperor’s Castle). The 300-square-meter exhibition opened in 1999 and provides a lot of information on the history and the importance of Kaiserburg’s buildings as well as on the development of weapon technology. On a side note, we would also recommend to visit the Germanische Nationalmuseum (in the city centre), one of Europe‘s largest and greatest museums, dedicated to the cultural history of German-speaking central Europe, and for those more interested in recent history the Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände with its permanent exhibition “Fascination and Terror” at the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds (about 15min in tram 9 from city centre).
Directly next to the Castle, Cafe Wanderer will spoil you with great cakes and coffee and you can enjoy the view on the Franconian half-timbered buildings. After that take a stroll back to Nuremberg’s centre where you’ll have a fun time exploring all those boutiques and gift shops.
My very personal tip: At “Lebkuchen Schmidt”, you’ll get those world famous Nuremberg Lebkuchen (gingerbread) in many different varieties!
My nightlife suggestion
Nuremberg’s night-life lives up to its great reputation – spoil yourself with culinary, cultural and cabaret delights. When the night draws to an end, a visit to Brewery Altstadthof near the castle won’t leave you disappointed – be prepared for a rich cultural, artistic and culinary experience. The theatre at Altstadthof, today regarded as one of Nuremberg‘s institutions, was founded in 1983. Today‘s cabaret program of the theater in the heart of the city presents itself in a contemporary, high-contrast ambiance emphasizing the charm of the heritage listed complex. Here you can watch performances and exhibitions of regional artists as well as entertainers from all over Germany performing music, cabaret or readings. The on-site brewery will indulge you with original Franconian specialties, organic beer and great dishes. The perfect place to finish a great day in Nuremberg in true Franconian style.
- "Bratwursthäusle" Rathauspl. 1, 90403, Nürnberg, Deutschland die-nuernberger-bratwurst.de/index.php?id=3821 +49 911 227695
- Café Wanderer Beim Tiergärtnertor 2, 90403, Nürnberg, Deutschland www.cafe-wanderer.de/ +49 162 3958220
- Altstadthof Bergstraße 19, 90403, Nürnberg, Deutschland www.hausbrauerei-altstadthof.de/ +49 911 227217