For centuries Nuremberg had a special status called: direct free imperial city, and it was directly subordinated to the current emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. An all exceptional position, that lasted until 1806, when Nuremberg was integrated into the newly created Kingdom of Bavaria. Earlier prestigious figures like Emperor Friedrich II. Barbarossa already had stopped here several times and resided in the city’s today’s famous landmark: Nuremberg Castle – the Nuremberg Emperor’s Castle, to be enthroned majestically above historic down town while forming a part of the almost completely preserved city wall.
The city played an important role in National Socialism: Nuremberg was one out of five so called Führer Cities and Adolf Hitler conferred the so called title of honour: “Capital of the Nuremberg Rallies”.
The conferment of this title was followed with actions: in the Southern part of the city the Nazi party rally grounds were developed – a compound with dimensions of 17 km². And yet only few of the planned monumental structures were completed, with the Congress Hall leading the way. This hall was designed in the style of the Coliseum. Several more huge areas were planned to become Nazi march sites and the “German Stadium” was supposed to be built as the biggest stadium of the world, admitting 405.000 people. Nowadays the area is partly serving as a venue, but also as a place of learning and remembrance. The monumental Congress Hall is housing the Documentation Center Nazi party rally grounds.
Until it was destroyed by war, Nuremberg was the largest of all German cities with an almost completely unchanged historic town centre. At the end of the war nonetheless 90% of the whole centre were destroyed. When reconstructing however much emphasis was put on the restoration of the most important historical buildings. So today Nuremberg city centre is presenting a well-made architectonic front.
Nuremberg is inviting you to come to know this self-conscious, charming historic city. Either to enjoy the historic townscape, to go looking for historic traces, or have tasted the famous Nuremberg Bratwurst for once in your life. Come to see the city of famous painter Albrecht Dürer, the location where Nuremberg Trials took place and stroll about “Historic Mile” right in the middle of Nuremberg historic centre.
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The city of Nuremberg is offering everything to spend an interesting day in this Franconian metropolis. In case of some time being left to spend and if you are feeling curious enough for a shopping spree of the special kind, let’s make a stop at Ingolstadt Village on our way back to Munich.
- Ingolstadt Village is a factory outlet of 110 upmarket brands. The village itself has been designed in a striking historic district setting, with the result that it’s not only impressing by its shopping possibilities, but also by its atmosphere.
*includes pick up at an address in the city area of Munich, all transfers during the tour, all parking and toll fees and drop off at an address of your choice in the city area of Munich
**price includes 19% VAT
Price for this tour:
|780,00 Euro* up to 10 hours – price valid for up to 3 passengers**|
|20,00 Euro* for each additional person – up to 8 passengers** Prolongation 90,00 € per hour or part thereof**|
*Price does not include ticket fees for any activities of your choice.
The tour: a brief review
|Kind of tour: private tour up to 8 guests|
|Duration: up to 10 hours|
|Recommended time of departure: 08:00h / 09:00h at the latest from Munich City|
|Estimated driving time to destination: ca. 1.5 hours from Munich to Nuremberg|
|Included services: Pick up at your address in Munich – transfer to and at destination – all parking and toll fees – transfer back to your destination in Munich|
|Recommended apparel: depending on forecast|
|Important notice: Any ticket fees are not included|