Join our mailing list and get
all the latest cruise
deals direct to your inbox


Sign up today and we'll
send you the latest
edition of our
cruise concierge

The scenic streets of Nuremberg


Nuremberg River Cruises

About Nuremberg

The second largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg can be experienced by booking any river cruise itinerary which explores the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. As well as cruises dedicated solely to the canal, some longer cruises exploring a number of Europe’s rivers include it as part of their itinerary and on most of these, Nuremberg is a popular port of call. Though the city is most famously associated with the role it played during the Second World War and throughout the Nazi era, its history dates back to the 11th century, from when it continued to grow and develop as a centre of commerce due to its convenient proximity to a number of European trade routes. Though there are a number of attractions and places of interest in the city which bear witness to its darkest time, there’s also plenty of opportunity to delve deeper into its history by exploring a wealth of beautiful buildings and attractions.

Exploring Nuremberg

Reichsparteigelande, or the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, is an enduring attraction, not only because visitors can see for themselves the place where the infamous Nazi rallies were held (Zeppelin Field), and many original buildings, but also because the grounds today also house an in-depth museum which explores Nazi history and the city’s key role in it. After visiting the grounds, a trip to the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, or Justicepalast, is the perfect companion trip to an exploration of this harrowing period of the city’s history, as it is where the Nazis were tried and finally brought to justice after the Second World War ended.

A satisfying way to step further back into Nuremberg’s history is by visiting a trio of its most celebrated churches. Frauenkirche, or the Church of Our Lady is famous for its mechanical clock, which comes to life at high noon and is located in the market square where the famous Easter and Christmas markets are held. Another key faith building and over 700 years old, St Sebaldus Church suffered heavily from the ravages of the Second World War but was restored in 1960 and it’s worth visiting to see how dedicated the people of the city were to rebuilding it. Also restored after the Second World War, St Lorenz Church is a late medieval house of worship located in Nuremberg’s old town. Famous for being home to celebrated sculptor Veit Stoss’s Annunciation, it is a beautiful Lutheran church and boasts some breathtaking architecture and arresting artworks.

Other key sites in the city include the Albrecht Durer House, which was the home of one of Germany’s most famous artistic sons up until his death in 1528 and today houses many faithful reproductions of his most celebrated works. For some great views of the city, be sure to visit Nuremberg Castle, while two very different but equally rewarding museums are the Germanisches National Museum, which delves deeply into the city’s medieval past and the Nuremberg Toy Museum, which explores a lighter but nevertheless important part of the city’s history.

Nuremberg tips

Nuremberg’s famous for its gingerbread so if you’re a fan of the delicacy or know someone who is, it’s the perfect place to pick some up. It’s also a great place to sample German beer as the region which surrounds it is home to numerous breweries.

Customers recently booked

please update
Treasures of the Main & Rhine
Bamberg to Amsterdam, Holland
27 Dec 2017 - 7 nights
Hot Deals
2 sailing dates
Bamberg, Germany
14 sailing dates

You may be interested in

Bamberg, Germany
Medieval Germany - the Main to the Danube River
Mainz to Regensburg
Riviera Travel
30 May 2018 - 7 nights
Includes flights from Manchester
14 sailing dates
A Taste of Holland & Belgium
Reflections of the Rhine and Main
Amsterdam, Holland to Nuremberg
APT Cruising
15 Oct 2018 - 7 nights
Premium Cruise | Last chance to book for 2017! 2018 now on sale, secure your cabin now
21 sailing dates
A scenic square in Belgrade at night
Danube Delights
Budapest, Hungary to Nuremberg
Emerald Waterways
08 Dec 2018 - 7 nights
HUGE savings of up to 35%!! Book now for 2018!
22 sailing dates
please update
Treasures of the Main & Rhine
Nuremberg to Amsterdam, Holland
28 Dec 2018 - 7 nights
Includes FREE flights and private transfers on selected 2018 sailings
2 sailing dates

For the best prices call us free on:

Thank-you for signing up
RiverVoyages acts as a retail agent to you and also as a disclosed agent of the holiday provider. Many of the flight inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking terms and conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate click here
Call 08001970854 (free phone). 9am - 9pm.