Nuremberg Cruise Port

Port of Nuremberg: An Overview

Nuremberg, located 110 miles north of Munich, is the second-largest city in Bavaria, boasting a population of 500,000. Save for its significance during World War II, it doesn't always get the spotlight it deserves. Yet, once you set foot in the walled medieval Old Town, you'll realize what a treasure the city is, especially if you can snag one of its famous Lebkuchen, Christmas gingerbread cookies dating to the 13th century. Even better: If you're there during the holidays, you can visit Christkindlemarkt, the city's world-famous Christmas market.

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Stroll into Old Town, where you can visit the home of Albrecht Durer, a famous Renaissance painter and artist. Another highlight, no matter your age, is the Toy Museum, which has attracted more than 4 million visitors since its opening in 1971. There, you can learn about Nuremberg's longstanding history with toys, which dates to doll makers in the medieval times. See everything from wooden toys and doll houses to toy train sets and a tin world. Finish your visit by enjoying a Nuremberg bratwurst.

Getting Around

Although the city lies on the Danube, your ship will dock in an area that's not conducive to walking into Old Town. Instead, you'll be bussed into Nuremberg, where you might walk around the Imperial Castle, an important palace of the Old Holy Roman Empire. The castle towers above the city, allowing panoramic views.

  • Nuremberg: Scenic Jewel
    Chris Leonard
    Interesting tour with knowledgeable guide. Saw WW2 sights and exhibition which was very moving. Nuremberg is a lovely city and took a further visit in free time. Highly recommended. ... Read more
  • Nuremberg: River Princess
    Enjoyed this visit very much. Had an excellent guide who gave a very good unbiased description of Hitler's interest in the city and the Nuremburg trials after the war. I found it very interesting and learnt a lot. ... Read more
  • Nuremberg: Scenic Ruby
    Very enjoyable tastes of Nuremberg tour, just a pity did not have more time for free time visit because of low Danube wate ... Read more
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