A city steeped in history, Nuremberg is a fascinating destination for travellers wishing to immerse themselves in Germany's Bavaria region. Set on the banks of the Pegnitz river, visitors to the city can enjoy leisurely strolls in the medieval old town or get lost in history in its many museums. Discovering this German gem couldn't be easier, simply book your cheap flights to Nuremberg with Flybe today.
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Situated in the heart of Bavaria, Germany's fourteenth-largest city is well-connected with great public transport, including a network of buses, trams and trains making a visit to the city convenient and manageable in just a weekend. Separated by the river, the old town is made up of the north and south sections - the Sebalder Alstadt and Lorenzer Altstadt. Whilst a trip to the city is a rewarding one at any time of the year, a trip to Nuremberg is particularly worthwhile during December, when visitors and locals alike can enjoy the world renowned Christmas Market. Discover the city for yourself with our guide below.
No visit to Nuremberg would be complete without two things: beer and bratwurst. The famous regional sausages are ubiquitous in the city and are often paired with sauerkraut and a glass of the local brew. Try Albrecht Durer Stube for an authentic German meal and great value - it's incredibly popular with locals and tourists alike, so booking in advance would be highly recommended. Beer is catered for in the numerous halls dotted across the city. Try Barfüßer for drinks with the locals. Located in the basement of a grain store on Königstraße, you have the option of buying a keg to share.
Come any time of year to enjoy the bratwurst, but if you are lucky enough to find yourself here in December, don’t miss out on the traditional gingerbread, or lebkuchen, from the world famous Christmas Market. These foodie delights date back hundreds of year and are the best bet for gifts to bring home to your loved ones. If you have had your fill of Bavarian food, make your way to Lorenzer Altstadt, the southern part of the city, to satisfy your shopping needs. The pedestrian area around St. Lawrence Church has plenty of shops, and Kaiserstraße is also a nice place to place to window shop while taking in the sights along the river.
History is the main attraction to Nuremberg; a city whose roots trace back over 960 years. Exploring within the walled part of the city will keep visitors entertained for days with sights including the Imperial Castle, Castle Quarter, numerous churches, and the house of Renaissance painter Albrecht Durer. The fascinating Nuremberg Trials Museum details the famously tried Nazi officials between 1945 and 1949 and, for art fans, another museum worth a visit is the World War II Art Bunker, where the city’s artistic treasures were protected during the war.
IATA code: NUE
Name: Airport Nürnberg
Address: Flughafenstraße 100, 90411 Nürnberg, Germany
Telephone: +49 911 93700
There are plenty of parking spaces at the airport, and a variety of different options including valet service, short stay, long stay and ticketless parking for your convenience.
Getting into the city centre by public transportation is fast and easy as travellers can hop on the U2 subway which connects the airport directly with the central train station in Nuremberg in just 12 minutes. If you prefer to take a bus, bus numbers 32 and 33 will connect you to the city.
Taxis are available twenty-four hours a day at the airport, and a trip into the city or main station shouldn’t take more than 15-20 minutes and cost around 18 euros.
If you wish to rent a car to see more of the surrounding areas of the city, this can be arranged and booked online on the Nuremberg Airport website.