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A Complete Guide for Nuremberg at Christmas Time

June 15, 2024

Discover a complete guide for Nuremberg at Christmas Time, detailing their festive market and holiday experiences in and around this enchanting Bavarian city.

If you are a lover of all things Christmas, you will most certainly want to add the Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Germany to your bucket list!

There are so many European destinations with Christmas markets to choose from – but as of summer 2024 (when I am writing this post ;0), Nuremberg would be at the top of my recommended must see markets list ;).

My husband and I visited Munich (read that travel guide here) and Nuremberg in late November/early December 2023 and loved the holiday energy so much in Germany, we plan to return to the country in 2024 to visit the markets in Cologne and Heidelberg 🎄.

What surprised us the most when exploring the city was learning that Nuremberg is literally the center of Europe ;0. With this location, Nuremberg played a highly important role in ancient civilization and makes visiting and discovering this Bavarian city so much more thrilling than many other German towns.

In a rush?

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The Little Details

How to Get to Nuremberg

Lucky for us, San Diego has a nonstop Lufthansa flight to Munich International Airport (MUC) which is about 85 miles away from Nuremberg as do many US cities.

If your home city does not have a nonstop to Munich, they likely have a flight to Frankfurt from which you can then catch a quick flight straight to Nuremberg ;).

As mentioned above, we started this Christmas Market adventure in Munich so after spending the first 4 days of our trip in that city, we easily took the train from Munich to Nuremberg.

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This trip is barely over one hour and prices start at around $30-$35 (you can check prices and the schedule on the official German train website here).

We purchased our tickets online about five weeks before our US departure date.

I personally have found train travel in first class to be worth the additional price with the less crowded and quieter train cars as well as access to station lounges but obviously your budget will have to decide that for you ;).

How to Get Around Nuremberg

With a total population of 530,000 people, Nuremberg is considered a medium sized city however the majority of the main sights are easily walkable.

And since parking in the city centre is a huge hassle during the holiday season and many streets being pedestrian only, I would highly recommend NOT having your own car for this city and just plan on walking almost everywhere you want to go within the city.

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If not walking, Nuremberg’s public transportation system is efficient and comprehensive, featuring an extensive network of buses, trams, and U-Bahn trains that make it easy to explore the city’s festive Christmas markets and historical sites without a rental car.

You can also use the Uber app in Nuremberg, Germany which we used to get to/from the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds that are a little bit out of the city centre.

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How Many Days You Need in Nuremberg

We arrived in Nuremberg from Munich around 1pm and after quickly checking into our hotel, we had plenty of time to do a half day of exploring.

Our original travel plans were to have 3 full days in Nuremberg with one being spent on a day trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber HOWEVER the weather had different plans for us.

A massive winter blizzard completely shut down all airports in the surrounding area including the Munich airport which we planned to take a taxi to on our departure day.

This gave us a bonus vacation day in Nuremberg (and lucky for us our hotel room was still available that night!).

Which worked for us because we ended up seeing so many more places on that 4th day in the city (and may have hung out with some locals for a bit too ;0).

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All this to say – if you want to get a true sense of Nuremberg at a nice pace plus get a day trip in, I would definitely recommend at least 3 days in the city but 4 will be a much more relaxing speed.

Remember it is winter time – and you will want to sleep in and get out of the cold occasionally which will slow down your pace than if you were visiting any other time of year ;0.

Money and Plugs in Germany

German currency is the Euro. While most Christmas market stalls will take credit card, occasionally you will run into a vendor that is cash only.

My recommendation for cash when traveling abroad is to ONLY USE AN OFFICIAL BANK ATM. Your fees will be much lower and the exchange rate will be more reasonable than if you use a private ATM.

We usually carry less than $100 in the local currency when we are walking around a city. And when that money is spent, we use the ATM to get more.

Plus – always keep in mind your financial safety when traveling…

In all of Germany the plugs are type F – you can find my go to adapters for US to Germany here.

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Best Places to Stay in Nuremberg

Karl August – a Neighborhood Hotel

There isn’t a better located hotel in all of Nuremberg if visiting for the Christmas market!

Actually – even if you are visiting any other time of year, Karl August is right in the heart of this Bavarian city and gets a 10/10 from my husband and I!

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Hotel FIVE

Another very well located hotel (but one I do not have personal experience with) would be Hotel FIVE.

Hotel FIVE is a three star hotel that gets incredible reviews.

Photos courtesy of Hotel FIVE Instagram

Hotel VICTORIA Nürnberg

Lastly, Hotel VICTORIA is another very well located hotel – closer to the train station than the last two but still in a quaint Old Town neighborhood and within walking distance of all the main sights.

Photos courtesy of Hotel VICTORIA Instagram

Best Places to Eat in Nuremberg

Bratwursthäusle bei St. Sebald

An absolute must when in Nuremberg, Bratwursthäusle bei St. Sebald was the best meal we had on our entire German Christmas market vacation ;0!

Tables are shared ~ we had a lovely German family sitting at the table with us and enjoyed learning all about their life in Germany.

We ate here on the last day of our trip which was a Monday in December for a late lunch (or early dinner depending how you look at it) and had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated…

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Kuhmuhne Die Burgerbar

Second to the above bratwurst restaurant for us was this insanely delicious burger restaurant just a short walk from our hotel.

We did not have a reservation on the last night of November (a Thursday in 2024) when we ate here HOWEVER we also sat at the bar to eat at 5pm and when we left about an hour and a half later, there were people waiting for a table.

If you can plan ahead for your meal, I would try to make a reservation ;).

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Zum Albrecht Dürer Haus

Zum Albrecht Dürer Haus is in a quaint historic old town house opposite the Dürer Haus Museum and beneath the castle in a lovely part of Nuremberg old town.

The service was incredibly friendly and even though we arrived before their kitchen opened, they made sure we left with full tummies from items that didn’t need to be cooked on their grill (ahem – charcuterie board and pretzels anyone?!).

You also can’t beat the views of the Albrecht Dürer Square (Am Tiergärtnertor) and it’s beautiful Christmas tree from the second story of this little establishment.

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L’Osteria Nürnberg am Hans-Sachs-Platz

Voted by Timeout Magazine as the best Italian food in Nuremberg and literally just steps from the Christkindlesmarkt (Children’s Christmas Market) carousel, this is an easy but often times busy place to get some pasta or pizza.

I highly suggest making a reservation though (use link in title above) as I don’t know if they take walk ins on busy weekend nights during the Christmas market ;0.

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Zum Spiess Gesellen

Located right next to the Christmas market square, this restaurant was where we ate on our first night in Nuremberg. Truthfully, I was looking for Bratwursthäusle bei St. Sebald and thought that was where we were for a short bit after being seated ;0.

However it worked in our favor because once again – this traditional Franconian restaurant in an old world atmosphere did not disappoint between the sausage, beer, and pretzels!

In summer, they have a large outdoor beer garden – well I think every place in Germany probably has an outdoor beer garden in summer/fall but I figured I would add that here for your information ;).

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Casa Pane

Every morning for the five mornings we were in Nuremberg, my husband would wake up early and walk five minutes from our hotel to this local bakery.

He still talks about how much he loved the food and atmosphere here – but of course since I never went with him – I have zero photos to show you of it ;0.

But he says – just go – you will love it he promises 😂.

The Christmas Market (OF COURSE!)

I mean – this is kinda why you are going to Nuremberg – right?!

As mentioned above, the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is my #1 favorite European Christmas market I have been to so far.

Between the famous Nuremberg bratwurst, Nuremberg Lebkuchen (gingerbread), mulled wine, and potato pancakes – you could literally be full all day long!!

Just writing this my mouth is watering and I am wanting to go back (and it’s currently June 15th 😂).

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Top Things to See and Do in Nuremberg

While I know you are headed to Nuremberg because of their world famous Christmas market, there is so much more to this Bavarian town.

In the Middle Ages, Nuremberg was an important base of the Holy Roman Empire due to its central location in continental Europe (looking at a map you will see that Nuremberg is practically the dead center of Europe).

And subsequently is one of the major reasons Adolf Hitler chose Nuremberg as the city for his Third Reich rallies.

Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

The Imperial Palace of Nuremberg, perched on a sandstone ridge, offers breathtaking views of the medieval city below.

This historic fortress, with its centuries-old architecture and rich history, is a must-visit for anyone exploring Nuremberg during the Christmas season.

While most people only walk to the top of the hill for the views, it is most certainly worth the 9 Euros (as of June 2024) to enter and tour the entire grounds.

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Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

After arriving in Nuremberg from Munich and dropping our bags at our hotel, we took an Uber to this extremely informative and moving museum.

And even though the exhibits were in a temporary state while the permanent structure is expanded, my husband and I both appreciated the efforts the city of Nuremberg puts forth to not hide from their ugly past.

But instead to present it as truthfully as they can and help everyone learn from this incomprehensible period of history.

We spent about two hours in the area (including visiting the Zeppelinfeld below) before returning to Old Town via Uber for a more cheerful Christmas atmosphere.

We both highly recommend spending a little bit of time here to understand how Nuremberg handles their somber past and has made incredible strides to show the world that is not what they represent today.

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Zeppelin Grandstand

A short 15-20 minute walk from the exhibit hall will bring you to the site of the infamous Nazi propaganda rallies.

The Zeppelin Grandstand is a historic site from the Nazi era that stands as a stark reminder of Germany’s past, offering a glimpse into its complex history.

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Historischer Kunstbunker (WWII Art Bunker)

We purchased tickets for a guided tour the night before at the machine at the entrance to this historic art bunker but you can also buy your tickets online here.

The 60 minute art bunker tours are offered twice daily and max out at 20 people.

Because the holiday season is not necessarily peak Nuremberg history museum season, our guide combined our tour in both languages of German and English by talking first in one language and then the other ;).

This tour also gets a 10/10 recommendation from both my husband and I.

You will learn in detail about the heavy destruction of Nuremberg from WWII bombings (second only to the city of Dresden in Germany).

Besides preserving a vast majority of local art, the bunkers were also able to help save many Nuremberg locals’ lives during the intense bombings at the end of the war.

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Albrecht Dürer House

Being the only surviving 15th century artist’s house in Northern Europe, the Albrecht Dürer House will take about 45 minutes for the self guided tour (it is not that big) and is a nice place to get in from the cold outside.

You can purchase your tickets at the front entrance. As of June 2024, entrance fees were 7.50 Euro.

The square where this half timbered house is located, Am Tiergärtnertor, is a lovely square under the castle with the below mentioned unique sculpture and a lovely cafe to get some mulled wine from after your tour.

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Der Hase von Jürgen Goertz

Der Hase von Jürgen Goertz is a striking bronze sculpture of a hare located outside the Albrecht Dürer House.

This whimsical artwork, inspired by Dürer’s famous “Young Hare” painting, captures the hare in a distorted, almost surreal form, intriguing visitors with its unique presence.

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Café Bar Wanderer

Second to the Nuremberg Christmas Market, Cafe Bar Wanderer was my favorite place to imbibe in mulled wine.

It’s location next to the Christmas tree in Am Tiergärtnertor makes for an extra festive experience under the castle walls.

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Frauenkirche

You would be hard pressed to visit Nuremberg at Christmas Time and not notice the imposing Frauenkirche being as how it is located in the same city square as the market.

The Frauenkirche, a stunning Gothic church, is renowned for its intricate facade and beautiful medieval architecture.

Each day at noon, visitors can witness the captivating Männleinlaufen, a charming mechanical clock show featuring the Holy Roman Emperor and his knights.

When we were visiting in December 2023, the interior of the church was being renovated and therefore you could not go inside but as of February 2024 you can now visit the interior and attend mass again.

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St Sebald Church

It is pretty much impossible to visit Europe and not visit at least 3 churches on your trip ;0.

Located within a short walk of Frauenkirche, is another massive church, St Sebaldus Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Its serene, historic atmosphere and status as one of Nuremberg’s oldest and most important churches, makes it a must-visit for travelers exploring the city’s rich cultural heritage during Christmas.

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Weissgerbergasse (Tanner’s Lane)

Weissgerbergasse is a charming, cobblestone street lined with beautifully preserved medieval half-timbered houses, making it a picturesque spot for a leisurely stroll.

During Christmas, it’s especially enchanting with festive decorations and a cozy, old-world ambiance.

Keep an eye out for the hanging mistletoe halfway down this quaint street.

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Chain Bridge (Kettensteg)

The Chain Bridge, known as Kettensteg, is a charming pedestrian bridge spanning the Pegnitz River, adorned with festive lights during the Christmas season.

Built in 1824, it’s one of the oldest iron chain bridges in Europe, offering a picturesque spot for a holiday stroll.

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Hangman’s Bridge

Hangman’s Bridge, or Henkersteg, is a charming wooden bridge spanning the Pegnitz River.

Built in 1457, it offers picturesque views and connects the city’s historic sections.

This bridge is named after the hangman who once lived nearby, adding a touch of medieval intrigue to your Christmas stroll.

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Executioner’s House (Henkerhaus Museum)

The Henkerhaus Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of the city’s historical executioner, set within a well-preserved medieval tower.

Visitors can explore exhibits detailing the tools and traditions of the executioner’s trade, all in a unique riverside location.

You can pay the minimal entrance fee (3 Euro in late 2023) at the entrance to this small museum that will likely only take you about 25-30 minutes to see all of.

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Ludwigsplatz & Jakobsplatz

While not as quaint or traditional as the Nuremberg Christmas market in the main square, the area around Ludwigsplatz & Jakobsplatz is worth a stroll.

There is more of a winter fair with rides and fair food stalls called WinterDorf in this predominantly modern shopping district of Nuremberg.

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Johannisfriedhof Cemetery

With our bonus day in Nuremberg due to our flight being cancelled, we were able to take our time on our 4th day in Nuremberg and pretty much get lost.

It’s always those types of scenarios that you find the best things though – isn’t it?

Johannisfriedhof Cemetery is a peaceful, historic site known for its beautifully maintained graves and rich cultural significance, including the final resting place of artist Albrecht Dürer.

Its serene atmosphere and well-preserved tombstones make it a poignant spot for reflection amidst the city’s festive Christmas charm.

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Pegnitz River Walk

After visiting the above cemetery, be sure to take a leisurely stroll along the Pegnitz River as you make your way back to Old Town.

Even on a cold winter day, it is a pleasant way to escape the Christmas market crowds and enjoy the peaceful nature of the path along the river.

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Handwerkerhof

Handwerkerhof is a charming medieval-style courtyard showcasing traditional artisan workshops where visitors can observe craftspeople at work.

It’s a delightful spot to experience authentic Bavarian craftsmanship and shop for unique handmade gifts during the Christmas season.

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and last but certainly not least: THE CHRISTMAS MARKET!!

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest and most famous Christmas markets in the world dating back to the 16th century.

Nestled in the heart of Old Town in front of the Frauenkirche, the market delights visitors with its festive atmosphere, featuring hundreds of stalls adorned with twinkling lights and selling everything from handcrafted ornaments to traditional Bavarian treats.

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It is presided over by the Christkind, a fairy-like figure who opens the festivities and embodies the spirit of Christmas in Nuremberg.

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The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt always opens the Friday before the first Sunday in Advent – which is November 29th in 2024 – and ends on Christmas Eve Day.

And while it can be quite crowded opening weekend as well as the other December weekends and many week nights, if you plan correctly with multiple other activities and sights to give you a break from the large number of people experiencing the holiday festivities with you, it will not be overwhelming.

Plus it really is hard to be in a bad mood when surrounded by so much holiday joy!!

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Our Full Germany Itinerary Day to Day Overview

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DAY 1 | Leave for Munich from San Diego on Lufthansa nonstop

DAY 2 | Arrival in Munich at 1pm local time, check in to Rosewood Munich, eat dinner at Residenz Christmas Village

DAY 3 | Munich: Marienplatz, lunch at Schneider Brauhaus, walk to Eisbach River to watch surfers, Tucher Park, tour Residenz Palace Museum, dinner at Augustiner am Dom

DAY 4 | Munich: Flytographer photo shoot, Glockenspiel show, Sendlinger Tor, Asamkirche, St Peter’s Church, Viktualienmarkt, dinner at Marienplatz Christkindlmarkt

DAY 5 | Day trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle and Fussen with Daytrip.com

DAY 6 | Travel via train to Nuremberg (1 hour), tour Documentation Center Nazi Rally Grounds, dinner at Zum Speissgesellen

DAY 7 | Nuremberg: Wander streets around Christkindlesmarkt (not open yet), tour Nuremberg Castle, lunch at Zum Albrecht Dürer Haus, tour Albrecht Dürer Museum, go inside Sebalduskirche, dinner at Kuhmuhne die Burgerbar

DAY 8 | Day trip from Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, after return to Nuremberg – wander Jakobsplatz & Ludwigsplatz area ~ first day of Nuremberg and Rothenburg Christmas Markets 2023

DAY 9 | Nuremberg: wander Christmas market, stroll Weissgerbergasse and it’s shops, cross over Chain Bridge, 2pm tour of Kunstbunker with mulled wine at Wanderer afterwards, 4pm dinner at Bratwursthausle

DAY 10 | Bonus day in Nuremberg due to blizzard closing Munich airport ~ sleep in then lunch at Christmas market, go back to Castle hill for views on first clear day of trip, walk to Johannisfriedhof Cemetery, return to Old Town along Pegnitz River, cross Hangman’s Bridge at dusk, tour Executioner’s House, dinner at L’Osteria Nürnberg am Hans-Sachs-Platz

DAY 11 | Fly home to San Diego from Munich

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What to Wear in Nuremberg

Because the majority of your time will be spent outdoors and often times in the evening once the sun goes down and it is much colder, I would suggest a warm coat, hats, scarves, mittens, etc!

I bought this red coat that I felt so festive in when I wore it however on the days that dipped below 30° – I was definitely in my warmer parka ;).

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This cheery red windowpane scarf was a favorite too – especially since my cold weather accessories are really all that can be seen in any photos we took ;0.

I hope this complete guide for Nuremberg at Christmas time is helpful in your own planning for a memorable winter vacation.

Visiting Nuremberg during the holiday season offers a magical experience where the rich history of the city blends with the warmth of holiday cheer.

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Oh Christmas isn’t just a day,

It’s a frame of mind.

~ Miracle on 34th Street

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