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Nuremberg: City of Empires – Tour from Munich

US$ 56.16 US$ 50.60 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Nuremberg is a medieval town stepped in history
  • You will see the Gothic Churches, marketplace and the site of the Nazi Rally’s
  • The tour is led by an expert guide you will travel from Munich in an air-conditioned coach

Overview

Set out on a tour of the ancient city of Nuremberg, a city steeped in German history. See the locations of the iconic scenes captured in Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will, such as the Nazi rally grounds were Hitler addressed vast party rallies, the Congress Hall and the region designed as ‘New Rome’ by architect Albert Speer.

Explore the other side of Nuremberg that the locals are proud of. You will see the massive medieval fortifications of the old town, magnificent gothic churches, colorful market place renowned for the Christmas market and the hilltop castle of the old imperial city.

Nuremberg is also home to one of Germany’s oldest Jewish communities. Tour the party rally grounds and visit the Documentation Centre for a glimpse into the city’s dark history.

Itinerary

The tour starts from Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof) located in the area directly opposite tracks 32-34. You will be met by your English-speaking guide and taken on a 1½ hour train journey from Munich to the city of Nuremberg.

Nuremberg is one of Germany's most famous cities and its name is popular throughout the world for the drama associated with the 20th century history. This was where the Third Reich strutted in all its pomp against an epic backdrop of grandiose marching grounds.

Visit the historic old town and the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Learn from you knowledgeable guide why Hitler transformed 11 square kilometers of the city into a vast rally ground. Nuremberg was the old seat of the imperial parliament whose legacy Hitler sought to distort by hosting the special sitting of his puppet Reichstag that passed the notorious ‘Nuremberg race laws’. It denied citizenship to Jewish Germans and was an ominous prelude to the coming Holocaust. Today the old rally grounds host a major Third Reich Documentation Centre that maps this painful history in detail and represents evidence of Nuremberg’s determination to come to terms with its past.

See the medieval city walls, the striking 15th century gothic church – Lorenzkirche, the 14th century Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) dominating the Main Market. You will also be taken to the 700-year-old Hauptmarkt town market square, a market place that bustles with life throughout the year. You will come across shops selling fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and a range of fine cheese. Also see the stunning Kaiserburg, an ancient imperial castle.

After exploring Nuremberg’s rich heritage, take a train ride back to Munich. The tour ends at Munich Central Train Station.

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Reviews

Our guide Jason was very informative and definitely knew his stuff. Any question that was asked of him he could answer. He sure went above and beyond our expectations. The train... George Stecyk

Tour guide (Jason) was great! Varied tour; plenty of history and beautiful landmarks to take in and see! Highly recommend!... mr gareth d yates

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 31 Dec: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
01 Jan - 31 Mar: Wednesday & Saturday

Duration

10 hours

Start time

Start Time: 0840h (08:40am)
Duration: 10 hours

Meeting point

The tour departs from Radius Tours office, in the area just across from platform 32-34 in Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at Munich Central Train Station

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Train tickets from Munich to Nuremberg and back

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee to Nazi Party Documentation Centre (€5.00 per person)

Please note

Customer hands in their voucher to our sales office 15 minutes before the departure time for the tour.
Entrance fee to Nazi Party Documentation Centre (€5.00 per person) is not included and must be paid on the day of the tour
No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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  • "Very I formative tour for those who like history" Our guide Jason was very informative and definitely knew his stuff. Any question that was asked of him he could answer. He sure went above and beyond our expectations. The train...
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