The newly-renovated Nuremberg YHA is in the perfect position as a sightseeing base for backpackers.
The Kunsthalle isn’t large: several rooms tunnel off from the entrance: it could house one-room exhibitions from several artists, but when we visited it was local artist Heike Baranowsky that had the run of the place.
A visit to the Nazi Documentation Centre is almost compulsory. The moving exhibit is housed in the Nazi Congress Hall on the Party Rally Grounds.
Be overwhelmed at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (German national history museum). Rich collections, original masterworks by Dürer or Rembrandt and more.
If you’re interested in trains or the history of communication, the DB Railway Museum and the Communication Museum are well worth the ticket price and are a good way to fill a rainy afternoon.
If you love toys, the Nuremberg Toy Museum is for you. If not, there are plenty of more-interesting museums in the city.
The Fembo House is a great choice if you’re interested in knowing more about Nuremberg’s history.
Although it’s located a bit out of town, the Nuremberg zoo is a good option if you have a Nuremberg Card, want to see manatees or if you’re travelling with kids who are animal lovers.
Albrecht Dürer is Nuremberg’s most famous historical figure, and a visit to the artist’s house is essential if you’re visiting the city.
If you’re interested in the Second World War, a visit to the Memorium Nuremberg Trials is worthwhile; if you’re only mildly interested, visit the Documentation Centre at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds instead.