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Nuremberg: City of Empires – Tour from Munich

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Key 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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    21 Mar - 31 May: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
    1 Jun - 31 Jul: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    1 Aug - 30 Nov: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
    1 Dec - 31 Dec: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    01 Jan - 31 Mar: Wednesday & Saturday


    10 hours

    Start time


    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 to the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.

    Ending Point

    Munich Central Train Station

  • Overview & Itinerary


    The city of Nuremberg is one of the most famous cities in Germany and has been the backdrop to many of the most dramatic moments of the 20th Century. It was both the place where the Third Reich demonstrated their power, and where they were finally held to account during the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal.

    It was here in Nuremberg that the world first glimpsed the pomp and ceremony of the Nazi Party. See the locations of the iconic scenes captured in Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will, such as the Nazi rally grounds where Hitler addressed vast party rallies, the Congress Hall and the region designed as ‘New Rome’ by Nazi party architect Albert Speer.

    However there is more to Nuremberg and this tour will also take you to explore the other side of Nuremberg, the side that the locals are proud of. You will see the massive medieval fortifications of the old town, magnificent gothic churches, the colorful market place renowned for the Christmas market and the hilltop castle of the old imperial city.


    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


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


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

    Please note

    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.

    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.
  • Reviews
    • City of Nuremberg

      There was a car race and we had to walk for a long distance No warning and no news about the race and interruption Train delays and change trains...

    • Great tour - loved it!

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

      mr gareth d yates
    • 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...

      George Stecyk
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