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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 are also plenty of opportunities 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 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 rebuild 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.

Suggested Read: Nuremberg: A hidden gem just begging to be explored

Nuremberg Itineraries

Melk

Nuremberg to Vienna

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Germany , Nuremberg
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Passau

Prague and the Danube

3 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague

Includes flights and overseas transfers

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Passau

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Budapest to Cologne

3 sailing dates July 2021 to July 2022
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Cologne
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Cochem

River Romance from Nuremberg to Trier

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Trier
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Strasbourg

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
11 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Prague
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Rudesheim

Christmas & New Year

1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

Save £1,500 per couple PLUS FREE Private Door-to-Door Chauffeur Transfers

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Luxembourg

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

10 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2022
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
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Vienna

Danube Christmas Markets

1 sailing date November 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Nuremberg

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

1 sailing date May 2021
8 Nights From Passau, to Germany , Trier
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Berlin

Prague to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
23 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Koln

Rhine, Main & Danube

4 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Passau

Treasures of the Danube from Bucharest

6 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
15 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Germany , Nuremberg
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Vienna

Vienna to Nuremberg

12 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Germany , Nuremberg
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Passau

Treasures of the Danube from Nuremberg

4 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2022
15 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Romania , Bucharest
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Passau

Christmas Markets on the Danube & Prague

1 sailing date December 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Budapest

Oberammergau Passion Play with Danube Delights

2 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
9 Nights From Munich, to Hungary , Budapest
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Regensburg

Grand Europe - Budapest To Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2021
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Bucharest

From the Black Sea to the North Sea

2 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
26 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Miltenberg

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Nuremberg

Medieval Germany from Mainz

28 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2022
7 Nights From Mainz, Germany to Nuremberg
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