Nuremberg has played an important role in the tumultuous history of Germany. Located along the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, it was an important trade stop in Europe and became the home to many German kings in medieval times. It was also dubbed the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1200s. However, its most exalted history is that of the center of the German Renaissance. Artists, scientists and publishers set up shop in the town, most notably Albercht Durer who was born and worked in Nuremburg and is considered the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance. Contact our river cruise specialists to plan a river cruise to Nuremberg, Germany. Featured below are a few of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Nuremberg, Germany:
- Don’t miss a visit to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, which covers German culture and art from its earliest days to the 20th century.
- If you visit during the weeks leading up to Christmas, the city’s Christmas Market is one of the region’s most acclaimed. Enjoy the decorations and warm up with a glass of gluhwein.
- Explore history at the Kaiserburg complex of castles, chapels and other buildings, the oldest of which dates back to 1050.
- Uncover one of Germany’s darkest chapters at the Documentation Centre which tells the story of the Nazi Party’s history.
- Visit the home of Albrecht Durer, most known for his woodcuts. Visit the home he lived in from 1509 to 1528.