Fly To Nuremberg, Germany
We don’t blame you if the thought of Nuremberg, Germany conjures up visions of gingerbread and Christmas markets – after all these are the things that make this Bavarian city so attractive.
Aside from Christmas fanfare, there’s a lot more to the old town that sits in the shadow of the imperial castle.
Search and book the cheapest flights to Nuremberg with Travelstart.co.za and prepare for exploring Gothic churches and soaking up a lively atmosphere that is somewhere between modern and medieval.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do require a Schengen Visa to enter Germany.
- There are two South African Embassies in Germany: Embassy of South African in Berlin: Tiergartenstr. 18, 10785 Berlin, Germany. Phone: +49 30 22 0730. South African Consulate-General in Munich: Sendlinger-Tor-Platz 5, 80336 Munich. Phone: +49 89 231 16363.
See and do
The old town of Nuremberg is divided by the river Pegnitz. To the north is Sebalder Alstady and to the south, Lorenzer Altstad.
The north-western area is dominated by a castle. On the right of the castle is Luginsland Tower and between the tower and castle is Kaiserstallung which was built in 1495 and served as a grain storehouse. Today it is a youth hostel. Be sure to visit the castle garden and gate and then enter the castle to the Freiung where you can take in beautiful views of the old town. You’re able to climb around the tower and also explore the main courts as well as the castle museum.
If you enjoy cultural excursions, pay a visit to St Sebald Church which was built during the 13th and 15th century, as well as St Lawrence Church which is home to treasures like the Tabernacel and the Greeting Angels.
For hundreds of years Nuremberg housed an underworld – the castle hills are riddled with secret passageways and vaulted cellars as well as rock-cut beer cellars waiting for you to explore. The Nuremberg Exhibition Centre boasts a 160 000 square metre display area spanning twelve halls that group around the central park and make for a great day out.
If you’re looking for great souvenirs to take home with you, ginger bread (Lebkuchen) is a must! There are a number of large manufacturers and smaller bakeries who make the best gingerbread you can find. Look out for “Elisenlebkuchen” which is the best quality. German sausages are also somewhat of a culinary past time and you can purchase Nurnberger Bratwurster in tin cans that make great gifts.
It’s easy to get around Nuremberg on foot but if you want to get from one part of town to another you can make use of the public transport. There are a variety of subway lines in the city as well as six tramway and several bus lines. Most of the tram lines and subways stop at the main station of Hauptbahnhof. If you’re traveling in a group of up to six people consider getting the “TagesTicket Plus” – an all-day or weekend travel pass valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children less than 17 years of age.
Nuremberg Airport – NUE
Located just 5km north of the city centre, Nuremberg Airport is connected with the subway system by U-Bahn Line 2.
Taxis are available around the clock and take about 15 minutes to get to the city centre.
Food and beverage: Movenpick Restaurant.
Currency Exchange: If you need to convert currency there are a number of foreign exchange offices at your disposal at the airport. Services include money transfers; cashback from EC; credit card facilities as well as the ability to buy travel insurance and telephone cards.
Car Hire: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt.
Airport Hub: Nuremberg Airport (code NUE) is a focus city for Germany's second largest airline, Air Berlin.