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Imperial Castle of Nuremberg - Things to Know Before Visiting

Burg 17, 90403 Nürnberg, Germany

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About Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

A group of medieval fortified buildings on a sandstone ridge dominating the historical center of Nuremberg. The castle, together with the city walls, is considered to be one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortifications. It represented the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire and the role of the Imperial City of Nuremberg.

Attractions Near Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

Albrecht Dürer's House
Albrecht Dürer's House0.17km from Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

Home of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer from 1509 to his death in 1528. It is now a museum dedicated to Dürer's life and work. The house was built around 1420. It has five stories; the bottom two have sandstone walls, while the upper stories are timber-framed; the entire structure is topped by a half-hip roof.

St. Sebaldus Church
St. Sebaldus Church0.29km from Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

One of the most important churches of Nuremberg city, and also one of the oldest. It takes its name from Sebaldus, an 8th-century hermit and missionary and patron saint of Nuremberg.

Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche Nuremberg)
Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche Nuremberg)0.46km from Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

An example of brick Gothic architecture, it was built on the initiative of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor between 1352 and 1362. Numerous works of art from the Middle Ages are kept in the church.

St. Lorenz
St. Lorenz0.79km from Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

A medieval church of the former free imperial city of Nuremberg, one of the most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. The building and furnishing of the church was cared of by the city council and by wealthy citizens. The west facade, dominated by the two towers is richly articulated, reflecting the wealth of the Nuremberg citizens.

Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Germanisches Nationalmuseum1.07km from Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

Germany's largest museum of cultural history, it houses a large collection of items relating to German culture and art extending from prehistoric times through to the present day. Out of its total holding of some 1.3 million objects, approximately 25,000 are exhibited.

Nazi Party Rally Grounds
Nazi Party Rally Grounds3.77km from Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

Six Nazi party rallies were held there between 1933 and 1938 with up to 150,000 people attending the ralies. After 1945 the city of Nuremberg redesigned the area into a park. All buildings from the NS era were demolished. Only the half-round of the terraces of the main grandstand is recognizable.

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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.