Nurnberg Sights and Landmarks Guide, Germany
Tourists will surely not get bored with the Nurnberg Sights. The city offers a wide array of attractions to visit -from museums to historical buildings, to recreational sites. Nurnberg guarantees that visitors will have a good time exploring these beautiful attractions.
Nurnberg Sights – Museums
The city of Nurnberg has more than 30 museums which exhibit a wide selection of topics. Tourists have the option of choosing what museums to visit depending on their preference.
Albrecht-Durer’s House. This house embodies the abode and workplace of the famous artist Albrecht Durer. There is a guided tour by Agnes Durer (the lady of the house) through an audio guide set in 5 languages. This audio-guide retells how the everyday life is like in the artist’s residence. Visitors can also view paintings from Durer’s time.
German National Museum. This museum was established by Hans Freiherr in 1852 and has a total of 1.2 million items making it the biggest museum of cultural history in Germany.
Nurnberg Sights – Historical and Cultural Landmarks
Nurnberg also has a number of historical and cultural sites that may appeal to people who want an open-air exploration. The city has an imperial castle, churches, and fountains which are well worth a visit.
Handwerkerhof. This is a Craft’s Yard with a very distinctive ambience. Situated at the center of Nurnberg, this yard is surrounded by the towers and walls of the medieval city fortress. The Craft’s Yard provides a very warm atmosphere where tourists can find craftsmen such as pewters, glass engravers, bag-makers, wax artists, potters, doll makers, gold and silversmiths, gingerbread bakers, and glass painters inside beautiful half-timbered houses showing their skills.
Kaisburg. Another important symbol of Nurnberg is the Imperial Castle which towers high above the city. This is considered as one of the most significant palaces of the Medieval Era. Tourists can have a look at the castle’s rooms, double chapel, tower and a collection of weapons and utensils.
Nurnberg Sights – Recreational Sites
Curious visitors may have the time of their life exploring the zoos, planetarium, and theatres found under Nurnberg Sights.
Nicolaus Copernicus Planetarium. This domed hall allows visitors to travel to outer space without the use of a spacecraft or the expensive astronaut’s gear. With multi-vision shows like “Adventure Space” and “Trapped in Time and Space”, learning Astronomy would be easier to comprehend.
Tiergarten Nurnberg. The Nurnberg Zoo is a landscape consisting of weathered sandstone, century-old trees, pleasant march and meadows. It is considered as one of the most stunning zoos in the whole of Europe. It is also known as the only Zoo with a Dolphin House in Southern Germany. It houses around 2000 animals from 300 species.
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