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Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, Nuremberg

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Visit one of the most important imperial residences of the Middle Ages at Imperial Castle of Nuremberg. The hilltop sandstone castle complex and the ancient walls surrounding the city are considered one of the most effective medieval war systems in Europe. You can tour the imperial apartments to admire original 16th-century décor. You also can visit the castle's Romanesque double chapel with Gothic ornamentation. Enjoy the city views with a beverage at the beer garden adjacent to the castle. Put Imperial Castle of Nuremberg into our Nuremberg trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Visit the castle in Nuremberg is a must! History that emerges from it's wall is amazing... Take the audio guide, your visit will be more informative!
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  • It was beautiful to see. It is worth trying to go on a festival day. There will be crowds but it is fun to see the local culture. 
  • I would recommend hiring a tour guide for this stop as there is almost too much to take in. It is definitely a must see stop. It served as a fortress that protected the city for hundreds of years and ...  more »
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  • I've been to the castle a number of times and I can definitely recommend it even if you are in the city just for some shopping in the center. It is a wonder stroll away and the view of the city from the castle is breathtaking. There is also a nice little garden present close to the entrance, which is a splendid place to just sit and relax. The castle has many different parts that can be explored.
  • You don't need to read a review for this. Just look at it. It is amazing even from a distance. Seriously, stop reading this and look at some of the photos of it. Doesn't it look amazing? You should be heading there right now.
  • This place is magical. Great photo ops and a cool museum with a tower, ancient well with a show that you can go to (ask the desk), beautiful views of the city and the grounds are so relevant to the times you feel like you visited in a time machine. Not a wheel chair accessible place. Not somewhere for children under 8.
  • Besides being a great location to visit it is in the center of the city and does not require long travels to go to. In the summer check out the gardens on the western side. The balcony with the city view is always accessible 24h/365.
  • The castle sits on a mount overlooking the old city centre. You can either enter the castle and/or the tower (and well). I opted for only the latter. There are great views from the tower and the history of the well is worth listening to. Next time I'm in town I will enter the castle too.