As one of Bavaria’s most important cultural centers, Nuremberg boasts an impressive range of museums, taking visitors on a varied journey through art and history. To help you plan your itinerary, here are 5 of Nuremberg’s best museums.
The city nicknamed “Mainhattan” might be best known as a financial metropolis, but Frankfurt is fast shifting attention to its modern architecture, burgeoning fashion and design industry, and thriving cultural scene. The city is home to Germany’s largest English-language theater and some of the country’s tallest skyscrapers, and there’s plenty in Frankfurt to interest art lovers, with a cluster of prestigious art museums, new galleries springing up all around the city and a roster of unique annual festivals and events.
An important center of the Nazi party during WWII and notoriously the location of the post-war Nuremberg trials, Nuremberg is home to some of Germany’s most significant World War II sites. Whether you’re intrigued to learn more about the city’s dark past or want to pay your respects to those who lost their lives during the war, visiting the WWII sites of Nuremberg in an integral part of any itinerary.
Known for its slick modernist architecture, glamorous shopping district and vibrant nightlife, Dusseldorf might be the ultimate city break destination and however long you stay, you’ll probably regret not having more time. With just one day in Dusseldorf it’s still possible to take in the highlights, but make sure to stick around in the evening hours to see the city at its most atmospheric.
With its renowned nightlife and sprawling shopping district, you’d be forgiven for crossing Hamburg off your itinerary if you’re on a tight budget, but Germany’s second-largest city is surprisingly affordable. In fact, there are plenty of free things to do in Hamburg and it’s quite possible to enjoy a day in the city without spending a euro.
With its sloping cobblestone lanes, timber-framed houses and striking sandstone towers, Nuremberg’s Old Town is postcard Bavaria at its best, and the beautifully preserved medieval center remains the heart of the modern city. The best way to explore the Old Town is on foot, starting in the picturesque Castle Quarter, where the star attraction is the imposing Nuremberg Castle, dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries and once one of the region’s most important imperial castles.