While in Germany, visit the famous city of Nuremberg and learn about its fascinating history on this full-day tour from Munich. Today a dynamic and bustling city, Nuremberg evokes a past of tyranny. With your professional guide, trace the history of Nuremberg and, while visiting the old town, learn more about the cradle of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nations and the Third Reich. Admire the imposing Nuremberg Castle and city walls, visit its churches and monuments, and gain in-depth insight into the tyranny of Hitler and the rulers of the Third Reich.
Hop on to Munich in a comfortable first-class coach and travel approximately 169 km north along the Rhine and Danube rivers for an unforgettable day trip to Nuremberg. Your professional guide will tell you stories about Bavaria's second city, now one of the safest cities in the world.
But that wasn't always the case — originally a beautiful medieval city, and one of Germany's oldest Jewish communities, Nuremberg has been the center of politics for centuries. Learn about the history of this city's empires from your knowledgeable guide: Often dubbed the unofficial cradle and capital of the Holy Roman Empire, Nuremberg was also the favorite residence of German emperors in the Middle Ages.
When Hitler came to power, Nuremberg became the center of Nazi power, the residence of Nazi leaders and the heart of anti-Semitic propaganda. As you tour the city, learn how, at the end of World War II, it became famous following the trials of Nazi officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Although bombed during the Second World War, the buildings of the medieval town center have been rebuilt and restored, to reproduce many medieval buildings using the original stones.
Tour the Old Town and have lunch at one of the many restaurants (own expense) before viewing Nuremberg's top sights with your guide, such as St. Lawrence's Church, the romantic half-timbered houses of the Castle District, the majestic Nuremberg Castle and the imposing historic city walls, which stretch for 5 km and date back to the XNUMXth century.
If you visit Nuremberg between November 25 and December 24, you can also see its Christmas markets (Christkindlesmarkt)! Nuremberg's Christmas markets feature almost 200 beautiful wooden stalls decorated with red and white fabric, offering many handcrafted items and pastries. Shop at your own pace and sample Nuremberg's famous sausages before returning to Munich.