Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre
Nürnberg City Centre Engelhardsgasse 12
CCN -CongressCenter Nuremberg
Distance from Hotel:
4.35 MI/ 7 KM
With an immense collection of more than a million objects dating from prehistoric times to the 20th century, the glass-fronted Germanisches Nationalmuseum has enough to interest everyone, from rustic room sets and Baroque garden gnomes to antique toys and paintings by Dürer and Cranach. Explore each room of fascinating treasures, including a 15th-century globe thought to be the world's oldest.
Paying tribute to Nuremberg’s artisan past, Craftsmen’s Courtyard is a huddle of quaint, half-timbered cottages housing a variety of workshops in the old city wall's shadow. Watch leatherworkers, goldsmiths, potters and toy makers create items before selecting a unique souvenir. Sample local gingerbread fresh from the bakery and stop at a traditional eatery for a platter of bratwurst.
The city's medieval sights are on the hotel’s doorstep. Stroll across the Pegnitz River to the Weissgerbergasse, a row of half-timbered houses once home to prosperous leather tanners and now occupied by bars, cafés and shops. Nearby, ascend steep, cobbled streets to the Imperial Castle to tour the emperor’s living quarters, and climb the 13th-century Sinwell Tower for sweeping city views.
Be sure to try the famous skinny local sausages. Often accompanied by potent horseradish, Nürnberger Rostbratwürstchen are served either 3 in a bun or with side dishes such as sauerkraut. For a change of scenery from the Altstadt, walk west from the hotel to the Gostenhof district, where you can find independent shops selling locally made gifts, home furnishings and hip fashion labels.