Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg is a city in Bavaria, Germany. It is the largest town in Franconia, a region in the north of Bavaria and is located approximately two hours north of Munich. Nuremberg's Alstadt, or Old Town is surrounded by a mighty city-wall that is 5km long. Cobble-stoned squares and half-timbered houses make it easy to picture Nuremberg’s medieval past. This is also where sights such as Dürerhaus are to be found and in the festive season, thousands of people from all over the world visit the famous Christmas market on the Hauptmarkt. The city of Nuremberg expanded on both banks of the river Pegnitz and because of this, the Old Town is often divided into the Seebald-quarter and the Lorenz-quarter, both of which are named after the two main parish churches. Each quarter has its own distinct character.

Things to see and do

* Nuremberg town castle and museum
* City walls
* Medieval Market
* Gemanisches National art and craft museum
* Old town churches

Cruise Season – Oct - April
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 186.38 sq km’s
Population – 500,500
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – Nuremberg's port is located on the Rhine-Main-Danube-Canal.

Transport Links – Nuremberg has an airport and a train station. Air Berlin runs a lot of their flights from Nuremberg. Getting from the airport to the city is no problem, they are connected by the underground system (U2). The train station itself is located right next to the old city, which is a stroll away.

The old town is best explored on foot. If you want to get from one part of the old town to another by car or public transport, you will often have to leave the old town and reenter it at a different gate.
Nuremberg has two subway, six tramway and numerous bus lines.