Driving a rental car through Nuremberg offers you the ideal opportunity to get to know the beautiful city in Middle Franconia on your own and in an uncomplicated way. Discover the many different sights directly on site with your rented car.
The beautiful city of Nuremberg - Bavaria's second largest city after Munich - is best experienced with your own rental car. Whether you arrive at Nuremberg Airport (NUE) or by train or coach - only a rental car offers you optimum flexibility. No annoying standing at the bus stop, no struggle with the traffic network map, and you can return to your accommodation safely and dryly even in the evening. Booking a rental car is not only practical, but also inexpensive. Driveboo.com compares prices online and choose the best offer for you. Of course, the rental car is available after booking at the place of arrival - be it at the airport or at the train station. All you must do is get in and you're good to go! When you make your booking, it is also a good idea to book a navigation device - this saves you the trouble of reading maps and shows you conveniently the way to the most beautiful destinations in Bavaria and above all in the beautiful city of Nuremberg.
Nuremberg is easy to reach by rental car thanks to its excellent road connections. In addition, the city is richly blessed with parking facilities. Six multi-storey car parks are available in the old town alone. There are parking garages in the old town of St. Lawrence:
In the old town of St. Sebald there are the multi-storey car parks:
In a price comparison, they are all almost equally cheap. This makes it easy to explore Nuremberg's old town on foot, while the rental car is parked at its best. If you are not yet familiar with Nuremberg, it is best to head for the multi-storey car park at Hauptmarkt first. A tourist office is located directly on the main market square, where you can obtain brochures and information on the city's most beautiful sights. There are plenty of them in Nuremberg. On the main market square, for example, is the Beautiful Fountain. The special attraction of the fountain is the shimmering gold ring in the elaborately designed grid surrounding the fountain. Without a seam, it was mysteriously inserted into the grid. Legend has it that the ring fulfils three wishes for anyone who turns it once. It is also said that whoever turns the ring three times will be blessed with many children.
The city's landmark, the Nuremberg Imperial Castle, is an absolute must for every visitor to Nuremberg. The castle sits majestically above the city and cannot be overlooked. It is not advisable to rent a car upstairs, as there are only a few parking spaces there, which are mainly reserved for residents. The nearest car park is at the main market square. Here you can park your rental car and either take a leisurely walk up to the castle or take advantage of public transport. This is a quick and inexpensive way to get to the top of the hill. Once you have arrived at the castle, you can take a guided tour to learn so much interesting information about the castle and the city of Nuremberg. But whether guided tour or not - in any case you enjoy a wonderful view over Nuremberg from this hill. If the weather is good, the small ascent to the Sinwell Tower in the eastern forecourt of the Kaiserburg is also worthwhile. The view from above over the old town of Nuremberg is overwhelming!
St. Egidien is the only baroque church in Nuremberg. In former times also the associated monastery, the so-called Schottenkloster, stood here. St. Sebald, the oldest parish church in the city, and St. Lorenz, the other main church in Nuremberg, are definitely worth a visit. They gave the two parts of the old town its name; St. Sebald in the north and St. Lorenz in the south. The Pegnitz flows between these two districts. The so-called Hangman's Bridge leads across the river. The executioner and his assistant lived here from the 15th to the 19th century. Today, an exhibition on the legal history of the city of Nuremberg can be seen in the "Henkerhaus", the former official residence. Next to the Henkersteg is a half-timbered house, which was used as a leprosy hospital in the Middle Ages. Later the building was used as a wine warehouse and is therefore known as"Weinstadel".
You should also not miss a visit to the Germanic National Museum. It is located directly at the Sterntor car park and is therefore particularly easy to reach if you are in Nuremberg by rental car. With over one million objects, more than 20,000 of which can be seen in the exhibition rooms, it is the world's largest museum for German culture and art. You can reach the main entrance via the "Street of Human Rights": 27 concrete columns by Israeli artist Dani Karavan, in which articles of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights are carved.
Another destination which you can reach quickly by rental car is the St. Johannis cemetery. What is perhaps strange for some people is an interesting part of Nuremberg history for others: famous personalities such as Albrecht Dürer, Ludwig Feuerbach or Veit Stoß are buried in the St. Johannis cemetery, which was named Germany's most beautiful cemetery a few years ago. The St. Johannis cemetery was built in the 16th century from the plague cemetery and the cemetery of the Leprosenhaus St. Johannis. At that time, leprosy patients could enter the service through a wooden corridor without coming into contact with healthy churchgoers.
Nuremberg is known all over the world as a toy city. Toys were already produced here in the Middle Ages and today the toy fair takes place here. On an exhibition area of 1,400 m2, the famous Nuremberg Toy Museum displays everything worth knowing about the 600-year history of toys in the city: from doll making in the Middle Ages to tin figures, historical doll houses, teddy bears and Matchbox or Playmobil to today's Barbie. When the weather is fine, a large outdoor playground also attracts young visitors. The "Schattenreich" is located in the late medieval cellar vault. Guided tours show how the play of light and shadow has led to the development of optical games or how 3D glasses change perspective. Those who want to take a break can relax in the museum café "La Kritz" in the cosy inner courtyard.
The Handwerkerhof Nuremberg is located directly at the Königstor entrance to the old town. The best place to park your rental car is the car park ADCOM-Center or Sterntor. Since its opening at Dürer's 500th birthday in 1971, the Handwerkerhof has been an integral part of Nuremberg. It consists of small houses with historically modelled half-timbered facades. The small craftsmen's town was built in the so-called weapons courtyard of the women's gate of Nuremberg's last city fortification. Visitors to Nuremberg will find traditional workshops, original shops and Franconian hospitality in cosy restaurants.
In winter you can even practice winter sports in the middle of Nuremberg without having to travel to the rest of Bavaria by rental car. There are seven toboggan runs to choose from in the city, all of which can be easily reached by rental car. If there is enough snow, cross-country skiing is possible in Nuremberg. Three trails are available. For the Marienberg cross-country trail, park on the parking lot in Kilianstraße. For the cross-country ski trail at the Dutzendteich there is parking in the Große Straße and for the Wöhrder Wiese cross-country ski trail you can use the parking lots Norikus or Prinzregentenufer. The Nürnberger Weiher are all within easy reach by rental car. As soon as the ice is 10 cm thick, they are released for ice-skating. If you are unlucky with the weather, you can do a few laps on the ice at the “Arena Nürnberger Versicherung” from October to the end of March. It is located right next to the football stadium and the trade fair; on arrival you can follow the signs in the direction of the trade fair/stadium. Parking for the rental car is also available here in the Große Straße.
The most beautiful Christmas market in Bavaria is the Nuremberg Christmas Market. Every year the Nuremberg Christmas Angel opens the market on the Friday before the first Advent. The Christmas festive "City of Wood and Cloth" traditionally stands on the main market square. The Christmas Market lasts until Christmas Eve. Here visitors find culinary delicacies of the finest, whose sight alone will make you lick your lips. The appetizing scent of gingerbread and sweet snacks is in the air, and the speciality "Drei im Weggla" - three grilled sausages in a roll - should not be missed. In winter temperatures in Nuremberg, it is best to warm yourself up from the inside with a hot glass of punch or mulled wine. Of course, there are also lots of stands with original Christmas decorations and matching Christmas presents at the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg. High-quality toys, fragrant candles, handicrafts from Bavaria - the selection is huge.
On the Rathausplatz, right next to the Christkindlesmarkt, stands the market of the twin towns. The international twin cities of the city of Nuremberg and other friendly cities and regions from all over the world exhibit their goods here at reasonable prices. Here you can find culinary delicacies from all over the world, from French jams and pies to Greek honey or Nicaraguan coffee. Handicrafts are also offered at reasonable prices, such as pearl necklaces and silk scarves from China or woodcarvings from Cuba, South Tyrol or the Ukraine. Traditional craftsmanship as well as specialities from Franconia and the Upper Palatinate can be found at the Christmas Market Original Regional. The market is located at Sebalduskirche, opposite the Old Town Hall. Here, fine spirits and fruit spreads from local fruit meadows await the visitor. Also Stollen, homemade chocolates and many other delicacies from the region around Nuremberg. Also handmade wool products or homemade soaps and various handicrafts are exhibited and sold in the stalls.
By the way, the oldest market in Nuremberg is the Easter Market. It has existed since 1424 and is unparalleled in Bavaria. Like the Christkindlesmarkt, it is located on the main market, where you can park your rental car in the car park with the same name. The Easter Market is also called "Häferlesmarkt" and is the prelude to the Nuremberg market year every spring. Here you will find a huge range of Easter products - all attractive in price comparison! Artfully decorated Easter eggs, tableware and colourful textiles: with its bright colours, the market whets the appetite for spring. Here you can buy beautiful, unique decorations for home and garden at a reasonable price - an absolute insider tip for all Easter decoration fans.
What to consider when returning a rental car: When returning your rental car to the local car rental company, simply follow the contract rules set out in the rental terms. No matter whether you want to return your rental car at the airport or at one of the stations in and around Nuremberg, make sure that you adhere to the return location, return time, return date and return station - as listed in your individual offer. Simply start a price comparison on driveboo.com and let one of our attractive deals convince you. Take your dream car and drive through Nuremberg and discover the numerous sights and excursion destinations. With your rental car you are flexible and independent of public transport. It allows you to discover Nuremberg and its many highlights as you wish, at your own pace.