Everyone has started planning for their summer vacation travel and many are clueless on where to go. We are going to throw in some suggestions. Location ideas are courtesy Where the f*** should I go this summer?
Some basics about Nuremberg first. You can easily reach here through its airport which has a good service by Air Berlin, but the best way is to enter the city by its train station, located a stroll away from the beautiful old town. Within the city, it has various subway lines and the old town is best explored on foot.
Begin your stay in the city with a trip to the Castle which dominates most of the old city. It offers a tour in English from the Tourist Information Center in the Market Square. The Castle offers best views of the old town through its towers. It also houses a museum and an old deep well.
Outside the castle, you can visit Castle Quarter with its romantic timbered houses and St. Sebald Church. The heart of the city is at the market square Hauptmarkt – a lively place with beautiful Frauenkirche and the fountain Schöner Brunnen.
The old city also houses St. Lawrence Church and a huge National Museum of art and crafts. Depending on your interests, you can visit New Museum (art and craft), Albrecht Durer’s house, Toy Museum or Medieval Dungeons.
Nuremberg also had a Nazi connection and outside the old city, one can visit the Nazi party rally ground with its large Colosseum.
Especially if you are traveling with family, Nuremberg zoo is a must visit. It is one of the best zoo in entire Europe and a sure delight for the kids. It is nicely landscaped and provides lots of activities for the kids.
From the city, you can also easily travel for a day trip to another beautiful city, Erfurt, famous for its impressive ensemble of cathedral and St. Severi.
This summer, the town is hosting International Puppet Theater Festival (3rd to 12th May), and the biggest outdoor (and free) music festival, Bardentreffen (July). Late in summers, the city hosts Altstadtfest, or the “Old Town Festival”, attracting over a million tourists.
So what is your plan this summer?