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. Work out when and for how long to visit Imperial Castle of Nuremberg and other Nuremberg attractions using our handy Nuremberg trip planner.
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  • You have to go up a very steep hill to visit that castle. But it is worth it. It is said that it has never been conquered by hostile armies.  more »
  • The castle is at the end of the town (or beginning?) on a big hill and is well worth a visit. Unfortunately, we have the castle itself (within) by the hustle and bustle not visited, but from the courtyard and the wall you have a magnificent view of the city. The tower and the well we have visited. The Tower gives an even higher picture of Nürnberg, the well a ' diepte'punt. Like how that candle mer cameras is lowered into the well.
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  • A great Castle, which fits into every fairytale. What a view over Nuremberg. Worth seeing is the deep wells
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  • Nuremberg Castle is also known as the Imperial Castle and looks back at an amazing and very interesting history. The castle itself is well worth a visit and prices are very affordable. [€7 per adult, children and teenagers (anyone younger than 18) gets to enjoy the castle free of charge.] Signage throughout the castle is bi-lingual (German / English). We attended a demonstration in the well house, a two-story building housing the 53m deep well, and the guide there provided his commentary in fluent English for those requiring it. You'll get a lot out of your visit, including some amazing views of Nuremberg. Make sure to start or finish your visit with a visit to Sinwell Tower (you get to go only once). The castle allows only 20 people at a time on the viewing platform. While this results in some queues, it also means that you will not find it hard to get up and down and you get amble opportunity to take in the views, without feeling overcrowded. This is a must-visit sight in Nuremberg and my 8-year-old actually complained that we left too early and that she had wanted to stay longer. Now that's a good sign, isn't it?
  • The castle has open access to its inner courtyards so you can walk right in. However to see the interior of the castle you must pay. Things are well maintained. It is not very visually striking, but you get a wonderful view of the city from the too. Its well worth the climb. Great place to take the young family.
  • Loved it here! Such a beautiful location with amazing views! The area is well maintained and makes for great walks and enjoyment. This is definitely a must visit for anyone and everyone.
  • Definitely worth walking up the hill for any Nuremberg tourist. Probably THE "must see" spot in town. Provides a great view over the whole city and is home to the "Burg" (castle). Usually also not too many people up there, which makes it pretty relaxed (except on new year's eve).
  • Simply awesome. Don't miss this place if you are in Nuremberg. You will need about an hour to see it completely.

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Where to stay in Nuremberg

The Altstadt and the Egidienviertel districts, the city's historical sections, provide an array of guesthouses and hotels. An alternative is the Gostenhof area, a suburban region with a selection of tourist sites. If you stay in Gostenhof, however, you need to take public transportation to the city center. For local flair, consider staying in the Knoblauchsland district near the Hauptmarkt. Avoid the Südstadt district near the train station, which is mainly residential and doesn't offer many entertainment options or access to sites.
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