Located in the region of Franconia, Nuremberg is a city with hundreds of stories to tell. Join us on this free walking tour around the historical centre, exploring medieval buildings, squares, fountains, art and a castle.
Free Walking Tour of Nuremberg
We'll meet in the centre of Nuremberg to start our tour along the banks of the River Pegnitz. You'll only need to look up to discover Hauptmarkt, the city's main market. Did you know that this has been the commercial heart of the city since the Middle Ages? We'll wander through this area full of colours, aromas and flavours, and of course, we won't leave until we've heard the famous chiming of the bells at the Church of Our Lady. Don't forget to make a wish at the Schöner Brunnen fountain!
We'll continue our walking tour through the San Lorenzo neighbourhood, feeling like we've stepped back in time as we discover its fountains, bridges and bourgeois residences. We'll also stop outside the medieval St. Lorenz church which hides a long history...
From there we'll walk to the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, a building on the banks of the river. Here, our expert tour guide will tell us all about Till Eulenspiegel, a popular character among locals.
Our tour won't just be about medieval times, but we'll also discover the city's more recent history, such as the history of the Jewish community at the Hans-Sachs-Platz Synagogue and we'll head into the St Sebaldus neighbourhood to discover its eye-catching church and the new town hall. We'll soon be near the Castle, one of the city's central hubs.
We'll step back in time again and finally reach Albrecht Dürer's House: a master Renaissance painter, engraver and print maker who changed the concept of art at the end of the Middle Ages. Today his house has become a museum dedicated to his life and works.
This walking tour is not available for groups of more than 6 people. If you're a group of more than 6 people you should book the Private Tour of Nuremberg.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
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It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide
When to book?
You can book up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity helps vulnerable groups.
The activity helps to promote peace.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Has a gender equality policy.
Promotes local employment.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Frauenkirche, in the Hauptmarkt Square