Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour

Explore Nuremberg’s postcard-perfect Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, led by a local guide. Steeped in antiquity, the neighborhood has been at the forefront of pivotal eras throughout Germany’s history. With a past that harks back to the Holy Roman Empire, Nuremberg has also been considered the cradle of the German Renaissance and one of the main towns of the Third Reich (Nazi Germany). Learn the history and see a collection of the city’s must-visit sites, like St Lawrence Church, St Sebald Church, Albrecht Dürer House and Nuremberg Hauptmarkt.

What You Can Expect

Stroll through the Old Town of Nuremberg!
Stroll through the Old Town of Nuremberg!

Meet your guide in front of the Nuremberg Station, and then set off on your stroll around the city’s Old Town. The walled city straddles the River Pegnitz and its pretty streetscape – with tall, timber-framed houses and cobblestone streets – makes for a scenic amble.

While walking around Nuremberg Castle hear about the city’s past, learning about key events that took place on its streets. See sites where emperors were crowned and saints were buried, and then see where awe-inspiring works were painted at Albert Dürer House. Learn of the city’s dark Nazi legacy and hear tales of the chilling rallies that the city hosted during the days of the Third Reich.

Nuremberg’s architecture beckons to its layered history, too, and many examples of the city’s different architectural styles are covered on your tour. Admire St Lawrence Church – rebuilt after World War II – and then stop for photos in front of Schöner Brunnen, a replica of a 14th-century water feature that that aptly translates as the ‘beautiful fountain.’ Walk around the medieval city walls and stroll through Nuremberg Castle’s Imperial courtyards.

Your tour finishes in Hauptmarkt, the bustling central square that’s home to the annual Christkindlesmarkt. Hear of the world-famous Christmas market, which is held during the month of December, and then say your goodbyes to your guide.

Days of Service

1 January - 31 March:
Wednesday, Saturday
1 April - 15 October:

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
16 October - 30 November:
Wednesday, Saturday
1 December - 23 December:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Meeting Time




  • Local guide


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point



2 hours

Return Details

Concludes at Nuremberg Hauptmarkt


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

11:15 AMTour
$ 11.21

Customer Reviews

Leroy B

July 2015

This tour was very informative and enjoyable. Our guide made it very interesting. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.

Robert W

May 2014

Our guide, Jason, was knowledgeable and informative. A fairly small group, so a lot more personal than some of the huge groups we saw. Excellent value. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Nurnberg.

Elizabeth T

December 2013

We arrived 10 minutes early, as requested. Our guide however arrived over 15 minutes late. After he arrived, there was another 10 minute bathroom break....Once the tour began I learned some fascinating information about Nuremberg and later found out some of it was not true...One such statement was that "Sandra Bullock was born in Nuremberg". We walked by many building that I am sure had a fascinating history, but was told little or nothing at all about them. I can only guess that the lack of information and the rush of the tour was due to the lack of time because the tour started late and a large number of people in the group had to continue on to another tour afterwards. That being said, it was a little disappointing and unprofessional.

Martina P

April 2015

I am unhappy to rank this tour so badly, but honestly I expected much more. The tour was supposed to take 2 hours, well.. It started sligthly late due to a strike of DB, ok.. Our tour guide was not as informative as I expected from a professional since I am a guide too, I am quite aware of what to expect.. Just for example standing next to a busy road instead of making 20 steps further from it to make sure that everyone could hear me, cmon, just use your common sense!.. He was not able to answer some questions which I did not find so difficult. I counted time we spent on tour 11:25am - 1pm when we were leaving a nice view at the castle and which was more or less the end of the tour - 2 hours, seriously?.. I agreed on with some other tourists that this tour was not worth spending money on, I prefer free walking tours in other big cities where you can just leave if you do not like it without paying, since this does not evaluate the quality of a guide.. I am highly disappointed and next time I would prefer doing it on my own using a guidebook..