Nuremberg and Vicinity
The city of Nuremberg and the nearby cities of Fürth, Erlangen, and Schwabach are linked geographically and culturally, plus they all have their share of that famous Franconian charm.
Nuremberg elegantly combines its historical heritage as a free city and its modern role as international convention destination. You only need to take in the view from the massive Imperial Castle to see evidence of this. Right next door, so to speak, is Fürth and its 2000 plus monuments. Fürth has more statues than any other city in the state of Bavaria. Erlangen, on the other hand, is known for its beauty and its brains. The city boasts beautiful architecture - a well-preserved and contiguous Baroque downtown area - and is home to a prestigious university. The name of the town of Schwabach is synonymous with gold leafing and here you find gilding everywhere you look: On the towers of the city hall, the city church, and on the fronts of old buildings.
Yet, there is more to this region than historical cities. There is plenty of green space to enjoy along the Rednitz, Regnitz (with Regnitz cycling track), and Pegnitz rivers, in the expansive Imperial Forest, as well as in numerous city parks.
Events all about beer
June 1st, 2017 - June 12th, 2017The Oktoberfest in Munich may be bigger and more famous than the “Bergkirchweih” in Erlangen. But the "Bergkirchweih", locally nicknamed “Berch” which means mountain or hill, is 55 years older than the Oktoberfest, and according to the statements of its international visitors, the “Berch” is more original and much cosier, some call it the Europe’s largest ...
Meeting of the bards
July 28th, 2017 - July 30th, 2017For the 42th time, the Old Town will be a joyful stage for the Bardentreffen Music Festival. This year, for three days, music from all over the world will fill the streets of Nuremberg during the famous Bardentreffen music festival. The Bardentreffen in Nuremberg might be one of the most charming music festivals in the world. It takes place once a year on various open-air ...
Fairs and town festivals
Old Town Festival Nuremberg
September 14th, 2017 - September 25th, 2017Exclusive to Nuremberg: Germany’s largest and nicest Old Town Festival! It features more than 60 free-of-charge events, including the traditional fishermen’s joust on the River Pegnitz, a wide variety of folklore programs and many musical events as well as the popular Hans-Sachs-Spiele theatre program. Every autumn, the Nuremberg Old Town Festival draws guests to the ...