Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle), Nuremberg

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Visit one of the most important imperial residences of the Middle Ages at Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle). The hilltop sandstone castle complex and the ancient walls surrounding the city are considered one of the most effective medieval war systems in Europe. You can tour the imperial apartments to admire original 16th-century décor. You also can visit the castle's Romanesque double chapel with Gothic ornamentation. Enjoy the city views with a beverage at the beer garden adjacent to the castle. Work out when and for how long to visit Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle) and other Nuremberg attractions using our handy Nuremberg trip planner.
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  • Very nice, beautiful and historical Museum, to spend the day overlooking the past and walking a lot. I haven't seen many diner options on the perimeter of the Castle, eat on the streets leading to the site.
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  • ...sehr impressive, you can get much information, a guide is possible, closing in March at 16:00
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  • Stands on the highest point of downtown, surrounded by ramparts. The whole area (rebuilt) looks like a medieval village. Near one of the entrances is the home of the famous artist Albrecht Durer. Attention to the timetables and opening days.
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  • Awesome castle complex on the top of the highest hill and m Nuremberg. Bombed pretty badly in WWII, but reconstructed excellently. Lots of portions unhurt by time. 7 euro for the full tour (castle, tower, deep well demonstration. All are worth it. The deep well is especially cool, but I recommend getting to the front of the line so you can actually see down the well. The castle is like a museum, with a whole bunch of medieval artifacts and treasures, mostly related to killing people. The tower gives a great 360 view of the whole town. Tough climb, but worth it.
  • Stunning castle, the old city is wonderful to walk around. If there is a market going the atmosphere is amazing. The castle itself has plenty to see and do, with tickets to go down the well about 42 meters down, or climb the tower and get an extraordinary view of Nuremberg. The tour of the museum is stunning, an audio guide is a must and you can spend many hours there learning the history. The final part of the tour has some medieval weapons and Armour.
  • Such an awesome castle. The hill to it is pretty steep if you're coming from the city center. Recommend either having a tour, or an interpreter. They will make you pay to go in the tower or the museum. A lot of the castle is free however. Great place for sunset photos! The old blacksmith shop is a restaurant, however, the food is not the best.
  • Every time I come here, I feel the burg really as an Imperial place: strong, elegant and inside you always find interesting exibitions. The panorama from the terrace is wonderful: many decks and towers... and free entrance in the gardens and courtyards of the Burg. Even if it has been partially reconstructed, the fortress is showing his strength. Come once and you'll come back again...
  • It's a beautiful castle which is mainly divided into four parts : gardens, tower, deep well and the exhibition. Reasonably priced and kids under 12 years are free of cost. It will take 3-4 hrs if you thoroughly see the whole castle and cover all the four parts. It's clean and peaceful and staff is very friendly to guide you through the details of the castle. It's lot of walk for the small kids so carry their water bottles or munches which they can sit up in the tower and enjoy the view while eating.
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